The Honeycomb quilt is made from 2 ½” strips so is jelly-roll friendly as well as being a good design for using up a lot of scrap fabrics. It uses simple familiar shapes and the sewing is fairly easy and straightforward, but the secret is in the placement of the light, medium and dark fabrics. There is so much to learn about colour and Jan is an excellent teacher who, incidentally, giggles her way through much of the workshop. This made for a most enjoyable and entertaining day.
We all managed to finish a few blocks which, when pinned on the design boards, almost made one quilt! Some members are going on to make full size quilts or wallhangings, while others used the day just to learn the technique and will make bags or cushions. An intensive day, and we all went home tired, but happy and enriched from our experience.
Jan is no stranger to Gwent Quilters as she is only just over the water from us. She has taught us in workshops before and been the speaker at our Summer Lunch. I am sure we will see her again in the not too distant future as many of us were eyeing up her new Strips Galore Quilt.
Carol has made an unusual quilt for her son - a fan of anything Halloween - from many of his old T-shirts. We loved the result and notice the bottom corner has a lovely note - Made by The Mummy !
Isn't it gorgeous?