Southwest Florida Quilters Guild and the Small Wonders Workshop

The next workshop for the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild was Small Wonders in which eight different quilts could be worked on.

These are blocks for the Prairie Gems quilt in the Amazing Nickel Quilts book, already being auditioned with the sashing and cornerstones. What a great way to use those christmas prints!

A block for the South Dakota Star quilt, which is an individual pattern.  Only three different fabrics are being used in this block but the variation of color within the fabric itself makes the block appear much scrappier than it really is.

Someone also brought to class a block constructed from the waste triangles made in the previous day’s workshop.

I think I will start referring to these triangles as Waste Not Triangles!


Southwest Florida Quilters Guild and the Shaded Four Patch Workshop

I taught two different workshops for the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild.  The first workshop was Shaded Four Patch class with four different quilts that could be made.

These are student blocks for the Rocky Road to Dublin quilt from the More Nickel Quilt book.

A couple of blocks for the Shaded Four Patch quilt found in the first Nickel Quilt book.

And some blocks for the Steamboat Springs quilt from the Nickel Quilts & Borders book.

So many units are taught in this workshop: the shaded four patch unit, large and small half square triangle units, four patch units, and flying geese.  The shaded four patch unit by itself also offers many design possibilities.


Flower Market Charity Quilts

Diane in the Southwest Florida Quilters’ Guild sent me these pictures of charity quilts they made from my Flower Market pattern. I’m counting at least nine quilts here, wonderful work ladies!  It’s so much fun for me to see my patterns made into quilts- and yes, there are several of my patterns that make great charity quilts.

As a group, I believe quilters are the kindest and most giving people there are.  There are so many ways we are able to volunteer and give back to others.  If your group is in need of quilt ideas think about a Nickel Quilt project.