Picket Fence Border for the Dawn to Dusk Quilt

I uploaded a video to YouTube showing how to make the Picket Fence pieced border I used on my Dawn to Dusk quilt.  The quilt is in my More Nickel Quilts book as well as The Big Book of Nickel Quilts.

Here is the link to the video  https://youtu.be/_zqo9TFtezM

This fun and unusual pieced border is really very easy to make!

Picket Fence Border

Using my basic Picket Fence units; one light and one dark.

Light and Dark Picket Fence Units

Then sewing them together into the border blocks.

Border block

So simple and yet it can add so much to a quilt!

Half Quilt Image B

This Picket Fence border is just one of the 260 pieced borders that are in my Nickel Quilts & Borders book.

Nickel Quilts & Borders

Please feel free to share the video link with any of your friends and quilting groups that you belong to.  https://youtu.be/_zqo9TFtezM

Thank you,
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
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Faithful Circle Quilters Guild in Downers Grove, IL

I just finished up two great days with the Faithful Circle Quilters Guild in Downers Grove, Illinois. I presented my Fabulous Nickel Borders lecture for their guild and at show and tell I was treated with seeing one of my designs made by a guild member.  This is Four Patch Plaid and is found in Nickel Quilts or The Big Book of Nickel Quilts.  I love the very scrappiness of this quilt!

Four Patch Plaid

The workshop they selected was my Picket Fence Units workshop in which five different quilts can be worked on all in the same workshop!

These are some blocks from the Chesapeake and Dawn to Dusk quilts. Chesapeake is an individual pattern and Dawn to Dusk is found in my More Nickel Quilt book as well as The Big Book of Nickel Quilts.

Chesapeake

These three different sets of blocks are all for the Pinwheel on Parade quilt. The fabric choices were; Christmas prints, pastels for a baby quilt, and batiks.  Pinwheels on Parade is from More Nickel Quilt book as well as The Big Book of Nickel Quilts.

Pinwheels on Parade A

Pinwheels on Parade B

Pinwheels on Parade C

Below are some Woodland Clover blocks. The first set is very much like what I made for my quilt and the second block is a good example of controlling the fabrics more within one block.

Woodland Clover

Woodland B

In this workshop I did find a kindred spirit, a quilter using plaids from Upcycled 100% cotton shirts!

Plaids from shirts

As always, I am looking forward to seeing some finished quilts from this workshop!

Pat

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Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Packing For Dallas

Today I’ve been packing my workshop suitcase for my upcoming trip.  I leave for Dallas, Texas on Thursday morning and will present a lecture that evening and workshops the next two days.  In each of my workshops I teach more than one quilt so there is a lot of prepping to be done. One of the workshops is, Small Wonders, in which eight different quilts can be worked on in the same workshop!  I’m showing just two of the quilts below, all of the quilts can be seen on my website.

This is Prairie Gems from my Amazing Nickel Quilt book.

Prairie Gems with copyright

 

This is Star and Crown, an individual pattern.

Star and Crown with copyright

The second workshop is, Picket Fence Units, in which five different quilts can be worked on in the same workshop!  I’m showing two of the quilts below, all of the quilts can be seen on my website.

This is Pinwheels on Parade from my More Nickel Quilt book or the Big Book of Nickel Quilts.

Pinwheels on Parade with copyright

 

This is Woodland Clover also in my More Nickel Quilt book or the Big Book of Nickel Quilts.

woodland clover with copyright

The quilts for the lecture were shipped last week and have already arrived safe and sound in Texas.  If it wasn’t the middle of winter I would have driven to Texas rather than fly, but there is too much distance between Saint Paul, MN and Dallas, TX where winter storms could strike.

In the Twin Cities we are having a great winter with few days of snow, but my son who lives in the Boston area is getting dumped on with snow.  Less snow for me means less time shoveling and more time inside and quilting!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com

Virginia Consortium of Quilters Celebration 2014 Workshop Show and Tell

What a great conference this was!  A wonderful setting, great students, and a team of volunteers that put everything together for all to enjoy.

On the last day everyone enjoyed a “show and tell” of accomplishments from the workshops.  Below are two pictures from my Combination Units workshop.  Four participants share the blocks they worked on during this workshop in which seven different quilts can be made!

Combination Units A

Combination Units B

Many more brave quilters joined me up on stage to show their blocks from the Picket Fence unit workshop. Can you tell I’m really excited!

Picket Fence Units A

In this class they had five different quilts to choose from and then I handed out sheets on several more variations they could make on the Dawn to Dusk or Chesapeake quilt. A few of the participants decided to make one of the variations. What fun, to think you are going to make one quilt and then be struck by inspiration and design options and then to be able to “just go for it” because the 5″ squares are so versatile!

Picket Fence Units B

There were so many quilters sharing their blocks from this class that not everyone even made it up on the stage before the pictures were taken. A teacher’s dream!

Picket Fence Units C

Besides the Dawn to Dusk and Chesapeake variations I also display on the design wall and give a handout on 40 variations on the Millennium Star Block. Is there a limit to what we can do with a 5″ square? I don’t think so!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com