Monday, 23 March 2015

International Quilters Day

Our IQD was held this year at Haddiscoe in a very nice village hall with lots of parking. We based our activities around different techniques to do with Hexagons. I started proceedings with a quick introduction to machine pieced Double Hexies, and everyone had a couple of strips of fabric to try out the idea. This is my design board:

It showed the different sizes that you get according to the size of your starting strips which are cut using a 60 degree triangle ruler.

 I also had my cushion, finished now, to show how the design comes together when you stitch the half hexagons together into rows then join the rows.

The girls inevitably invented some new variations of sewing the triangles together:

 Tina's border strips.
 Sarah's spiderwebs - she was annoyed that she hadn't made them the same as mine and promptly got some more fabric and re-did them in blue... Lovely aren't they?

Then Helen taught a machine pieced hexagon star and after some struggle with the interesting Jigsaw like arrangement there were some stunning creations produced... this is Brenda's.

After a fantastic lunch produced by Abi and Paul we had a selection of hand sewn hexagons and paper piecing to round off the day.
And a good time was had by all!

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Thank you. Heather