Isn’t it funny how things go? Remember the workshop I took a couple of months ago? Well one of the skills covered were set in or “Y” seams. Not a new skill for me, but every person who does them develops a slightly different
approach to the skill. Since that workshop it seems as if every project I do has these intersections in it. Our Rose Star project is no exception, ( workshop has space and is next Thursday!! )
The cutting and stitching are a little bit unusual, but it works like a charm. All the Kite shapes pieces and all the set in were no problem at all. This is the easiest method of Kites and hexies that I have tried. If I only had more hours in each day I would have made a much bigger project. These are fun to put together and would make a stunning bed size. A single one like I did is a beautiful wall hanging, side for a tote bag, or table mat. I have begun to work some big stitch quilting on it and I am really enjoying the look. ( big stitch quilting workshop is later this summer.
I am also working on a private commission that has a huge nine patch of eight pointed stars, a block which requires Y seams. It will also use y seams for the mitered border. I will probably have the top with me at the First Dutchess Guild meeting this coming Wednesday so you can see it.
Another important summer event is the kick off of the Row by Row challenge. As of June 21, you can go into any participating independent quilt shop and ask for a copy of their free pattern, or purchase a kit. If you make a finished quilt using 8 different patterns from 8 different shops and are the first to bring it into one of those shops you can win a collection of 25 fat quarters. This year the theme is Row by Row on the GO. — so we took Jake the Quilt Pug and went on a Trip around the world. Easy strip piecing and optional fusible applique for the paw prints make this a lovely project. Finish it as a table runner or add it to your Row by Row quilt.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and father figures out there.