Once again we had a lot of great show-and-tell items. It's always inspiring and encouraging to see what everyone is working on so continue bringing your quilts to share.
There were also a few more Madrona Road projects to share. As a guild, we rocked this challenge!
The demo topic for this meeting was hexagons. Michelle showed her block from this Hexagon Rose Star Tutorial:
Michelle also showed several other hexi-inspired projects (click on the names/links below to be taken to the websites for more info).
- Hexagon baby quilt
- Patchwork Prism Quilt by Anna Maria Horner
- Graph paper generator (great for printing all sorts of graph paper to use when planning your projects!)
- Machine piecing pre-cut fabric hexagons (from Moda)
We will be starting a monthly block challenge! Up first is a paper-pieced star. Here is Michelle's beautiful sample block:
The templates can be found here. If you haven't tried paper-piecing before, there are some good tutorials here and here. ***When printing the templates, be sure scaling is turned off. For the 12-inch block, the top side of section A should measure 4.5 inches (not including the seam allowance).***
We hope you were inspired at April's meeting. See you in May!