Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WIP: Hexagons - Workshop with Jacquie Gering and Progress

Last Saturday Jacquie Gering taught machine pieced hexagons here in Minneapolis for our chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild.  It was indeed a fabulous class and a memorable day.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mary of Mary on Lake Pulaski fame.  Mary and I live about an hour apart but had never met IRL, though we have corresponded for some time.  And those of you that know Mary via the blogiverse of course will not be surprised at all to know that Mary is as delightful and enjoyable to visit with in person as she is online, not to mention a fabulous sewist. 

Perhaps it was because it was a guild event as opposed to a regular class at a store, but if felt like a long lost friend or relative coming to visit for the weekend so we needed to do a little something extra special or occasion of the visit? Each person brought an orange FQ (Jacquie's fav color) and Flaun turned them into orange fabric roses.

I made a needle book for Jacquie to use on all her travels with Quilt Minnesota fabric featuring the Minneapolis skyline.

Jacquie taught us a quick method for cutting the hexagons so I dove into my homework stack with a rotary cutter and still managed to get the two left rows of hexagons below pieced together. I've started laying out another row next to it, too.

Which finally brings me to my WIP for the day...cutting more hexagons.  According to my diagram I think I'll need over 300 of my 6.5" hexagons to make a large queen size quilt.  I'm cutting all the strips of fabrics I pulled to see if I have to add a few more fabrics to the mix? ( I would want include them in the random low volume design before I progress to much farther with my piecing so need to figure it out now.) So cutting and more cutting going on here at my house today.

What are you up to? I'm linking up with Lee's WIP Wednesday so follow the link if you'd like to see what others are doing today.


Needled Mom said...

What fun!!!! The hexies all look wonderful and I love that cute needlecase.

Mary is always such a sweet person. I am glad you had the chance to meet IRL!

Marianne Penner said...

Your low volume hexes look fantastic! It looks like you had a great time at the class.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm so happy that I finally got to meet you Karen! The workshop was so fun and YOU had my favorite fabric choices of everyone there. Can't wait to see your finish.

amandajean said...

How fun to get to attend the class with Jacquie and hang with Mary! You lucky duck!

I'm loving the low volume hexagons! So nice!