It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was teaching my Triangle Transparency Workshop to the Greenville MQG. I shared tips, and tricks for creating transparency in quilts, how I think through quilting decisions, and the difference between a transparency quilt versus a monochromatic quilt in my lecture on Friday night. Because the Greenville MQG meets in a local quilt shop, the Bernina Sewing Center, I had the opportunity to talk in detail about fabric selection with workshop attendees on the fence or with questions about their selections for Saturday.
I just love getting to see all the variations and fabrics used in my patterns, and it is so much fun to see the fabrics come together while everyone is sewing during the day.
It’s especially fun to see the full arc from fabric selection…
…to a pieced block, like you can see here with Nicole.
Another fun variation that came out of the workshop was this version by Travis. Using a different colorway of the same print for the background of his two-color version of the pattern, he found these striking flying geese that get created if the final border of the blocks are not added.
It’s delightful to look across the room and get a different perspective on work as it is being laid out and admired by quilters throughout the day.
I also always get excited when students choose to work with prints. I talk about how to work with directional prints and Sarah did an awesome job with her block!
I am already looking forward to my next opportunity to teach!
What are some of your favorite moments from a quilting workshop?