Wowza, I just got home from teaching a One Block Wonder workshop to a great group of quilters whom I think of as friends! We gathered at the Strong House Inn in Vergennes, Vermont, where Innkeepers Mary, Hugh & Betsy spoil us with care.
We hit the road running on Thursday afternoon, almost as soon as I got in the room the cutting of the repeats began.
Carol had started hers hexies at home so she designed first, and what an awesome job she did!
I did not get a picture of Sally’s original fabric. It was motorcycles, racing flags and flowers on a bright clear blue fabric. Her design is so very cool. Ride Sally Ride!
Joan’s panel is in deep golds and rich colors. It seems one of her favorite blocks was very plain that she called “the Tortilla”! Can you find it?
Joan’s sister Sharon had a small aboriginal print from an 8″ repeat that she cut 2 1/2″ strips for a smaller hexie. Somehow I missed getting a picture of her final design which was totally awesome.
Deb’s panel is awesome and her hexie design is totally awesomeness!
Gladys’ fabric is so bright and cheerful. Her design is a true celebration of color!
Our very own Kathy Gannon had a fabulous large aboriginal fabric. The light in this photo does not shown how wonderful this design is. Kathy took the darker greens and fashioned a caterpillar crawling across the design. She also made great use of her left over fabric by making several size hexies to add a unique creative flair to her quilt. I can’t wait to see it finished.
Wonderful Jane found her fabric strips needed to be cut smaller to make best use of the design. She thought she would never get to the end of sewing her Mardi Gras hexies together.
Martha started with a great panel and came up with a very creative design. She loving calls some of her blocks “desert plates” that surround the center of light hexies.
Anne was not too sure about a One Block Wonder Retreat, but she went along with her sister Martha’s choice. What a completely awesome job she did. She is calling this quilt “Moon over Kyoto”!
Me at the end of the day laying in my bed exhausted!
What a great group of quilting friends. I miss you guys already!
I hope you ladies will share your completed quilts on our Vergennes OBW Class 2019.
And don’t forget to join the One Block Wonder Quilt Forum for inspiration.
I’ll be back at the Strong House Inn October 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2019 for “Everything You Wanted to Know about the Tucker Trimmer, But were afraid to Ask” workshop. We will make at least 4 blocks showcasing what units you can make, a table runner and a wall hanging, so make your reservations soon! Happy Quilting everyone.