Hexagon quilts are favorites with quilters, even though they present their challenges in sewing.
A special favorite is the Grandmother’s Garden quilt. If you’ve been around quilts for any period of time, you’ll recognize it immediately. The first time I saw a Grandmother’s Garden quilt, I was amazed, and figured I’d probably never have the time to make one.
The quilt is made using small hexagons, and I’m not sure whether anyone has ever done one on the machine. It would seem that the sanity-saving way to construct one of these beautiful quilts would be by hand.
Time seems to be the issue for me. But maybe some day. . . .
In this week’s news, you’ll discover some history about hexagon quilts. The basic design goes way back.
Also included this week is a video showing how to make a May Basket quilt block.
Our book of the month, Quilter’s Favorites, has a selection of blocks with points, and this could be a fun pattern that is included – or could be used to create a quilt with points.
This week’s news includes:
- Last day to order Quilter’s Favorites
- A Quilt Idea – Hexagon Quilts
- Featured Block Video – May Basket
- Penny’s Postcard Posse Valentine’s Day Roundup – Deadline January 21!
- January Quilt Block Patterns
Fair warning –
The Quilt as You Go DVD is in line for updates. I have just figured out at least two more ways to complete quilt as you go projects. One of the videos is done and the other is scheduled for completion next week.
Quilters who purchased the DVD in December and those who purchase it before it is introduced will get the updates at no additional cost.
The price on the new version will be more than the current price. Take this opportunity to invest so you can get the extra information for FREE. There is a link in the newsletter (in my update).