Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Inchy Hexagon Club Block from The Splendid Sampler

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

Inchy Hexagon Club Prairie Sewn Studios

Our book all started with piecing the simple hexagon using English paper piecing techniques. Little did I know that I would return to this simple structure again when Block 36 by Jane Davidson, The Inchy Hexagon Club, was posted in The Splendid Sampler.

Keep in mind that our initial instruction was on a much larger hexagon. In this pattern, the side of the hexagon is 3/8". I did take advantage of using two Sizzix Thinlit dies to cut my paper hexagon templates and fabric, saving much time in tracing and cutting.

Inchy Hexagon Club Prairie Sewn Studios

Two flowers are completed; only four more to go!

Inchy Hexagon Club Prairie Sewn Studios

If you want to learn different techniques and try your hand on quilting different blocks, check out The Splendid Sampler.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The AQS Row by Row 2016 Quilt Challenge

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

Over the past several years, Laura and I have traveled to the AQS Paducah show in April.  It's been a wonderful experience to take classes together, view the quilts, see the town of Paducah with the influx of quilters from around the world, shop for fabrics to add to the stash, visit other craftsmen, eat at our favorite restaurants, and attend the performances at the local theater. However, this year we were not able to attend.

Laura Chaney and Linda Chaney
Paducah 2015
Instead, I issued a challenge to my daughter once I realized that AQS was doing a row by row quilt. Each row represents a different show location throughout the US for the year 2016.  What better way to keep intact our togetherness (even though she lives in California and I live in Nebraska) than by creating the AQS 2016 Row by Row quilt. Thus the challenge begins.

I've selected my fabrics from my stash (one of my requirements for the year is to use fabrics from my stash).

Phoenix Row by Row Fabric

How are you doing, Laura? Yes, we have a bit of catching up to do, but I don't think that will be a problem!