I just finished teaching a Hidden Treasures Workshop at A Different Touch in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The quilter’s who took the class were treasures to me! Just look at our faces. Just as Kathleen was about to take the picture, Connie shouted out something that took us all by surprise (I can’t repeat it here) but is cracked us up! It was a fun 3 days!
Hidden Treasures offers quilters over 30 projects to choose from. Finished quilts are a generous lap size. All the projects in this book are made using the Rapid Fire Hunter Star Petite tool. This book is intended to be a design play book. All the quilts are made using the 7” block size option, and the simplest two color variation where half the pieces are dark value and half are light value pieces. Students can use the one of the following options:
8 dark fat quarters + 8 light fat quarters Or 8 dark fat quarters + 2 yards of a single light fabric Or 8 light fat quarters + 2 yards of a single dark fabric
There are just 3 block configurations used in these patterns.
Jean started to design. Jean & Kathryn chose to make the same design.
But then Kathryn got the idea to switch out Jean’s black & white center blocks with her red blocks. Jean liked it so much she decided to make some red blocks for her quilt center.
Sandy did a fabulous job. All the students got their blocks completed and took them home to design. They learned how to use their Studio 180 Design Hunter Star Petite tool and are now completely armed to go forth and conquer any hunter star pattern!
Thank you Connie, Mary, Kathryn, Pam, Jean, Sandy & Nancy! I had so much fun teaching you this process and can’t wait to see your finished projects.
Also, a huge thank you to the owner of A Different Touch: Doris and her staff Kathleen, Cindy & Patty.