Two Tip Tuesday – Colorado & Remix & Another Kawandi

I knew it was going to be a great few days in Colorado when I arrived to a DOUBLE Rainbow!! Thank you to Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild for a wonderful time! I shared my Egyptian Tentmakers’ Applique lecture with stories and the Tentmakers’ beautiful work. A member of the guild, Kay, even shared one of her pieces during show and tell. My hostess, Debbie and I had a wonderful time sharing quilty bits and blue sky mornings with hot air balloons! Add coffee and homemade crusty bread, perfect!! And to Pam their program chair, thank you for making it all come together. Plus time spent over dinner with quilting friends are the best! Debbie, Pam, Karen and Dana, you girls know how to enjoy a wonderful evening.

The Quilt Pattern designers are onto another Remix as I mentioned last week. The Old Maid’s Puzzle quilt block is the focus this month. I turned the block on point and immediately saw another option using hexies! My Hex-a-ma-jig Jr. tool was used to make the block below. I’m adding the original block turned on point to show where my brain went with this idea.

I’m not sure if I will stay with hexies (actually full hexies, diamonds and triangles) or if I will go back to the original squares, and half square triangles. Hmmmm, the final reveal will be Sept. 26th. I can’t wait to see what I decide. HA!

I had some time to work on my second Kawandi. I stayed with a small 6″ square as the size. This time I used fabrics from one fabric line, Edyta Sitar’s Something Blue fabrics. It makes for a lovely combination, much different from my first scrappy version. I like them both! The photo below shows my audition of how I will add the pieces.

A mix of tips…

#1 – Turn some quilt blocks on point, you get a different view and just might see a whole different idea!

#2 – When working on a Kawandi quilt, find a needle that is easy to thread. I struggled with threading a smaller needle, I am using Perle Cotton. A larger eye needle is so much easier to thread!

in quilting,


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