Call it what you want, but I have been jump-started! Let’s be honest, I’ve had a case the sluggish 6 pointers and the hexie ho-hums lately. These projects of mine have gone on for-e-v-e-r! It’s a slow and tedious process and the results aren’t happening fast enough. Don’t I sound whiney and high maintenance? Clearly, patience was not a virtue bestowed upon me….
But last night, a woman named Kelly Ashton gave me the kick in the pants I’ve needed. She rocked my mathematical world at quilt guild with her 60 degree Patchwork. Math and I never really got along, so I’ll stick with calling it hexies, triangles and 6 pointers - It doesn’t make my head hurt as bad.
Anywho, Kelly has a book "Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More: Skill-Building Techniques for 60-Degree Patchwork" in which she shares her piecing technics and ways to create vintage quilts in an updated fashion. I was hooked when Kelly said she machine pieces everything…….who, wha, what did she say? That’s right, no hand piecing! So while I’m fumbling around with my throw sized quilt, she’s cranking out multiple quilts. Now, we all know quick-n-speedy quilting isn’t always the best (that’s what I keep telling myself), but it would be nice to have a vintage looking quilt put together in less than 5 years……right?
Below are a few samplings of Kelly’s quilts. Machine pieced with modern fabrics - Very nice.
Kelly may have a flair for the modern, but her love of collecting vintage quilts is stellar. I tried to photo as many as I could, but I wasn’t the only one drooling over her collection.
Cheddar quilt - first I've seen with an entire cheddar background
I hope this is clear enough to see the hand quilting – stunning!
This quilt has a double pattern going – pie shaped 6 pointer and
a triangle pattern.
Love these fabrics!