Patch of the Lakeshore Quilters and the Small Wonders Workshop

The Patch of the Lakeshore Quilters in Manitowoc, Wisconsin have a great workshop location with lots of room to spread out!

Workshop picture

Small Wonders was the workshop of the day and they got a start on some great Nickel Quilts today.  This block is for the All That Glitters quilt which is found in my first Nickel Quilt book.

All That Glitters

These blocks are for the Star and Crown quilt and I think it’s great that this quilter chose to reverse the value on the star blocks from what I used.  In my block I had blue centers surrounded by cream background fabrics.

Star Block

These are Prairie Gems blocks and the quilt is found in my Amazing Nickel Quilts book.

Prairie Gems

This is the center portion of the block in the South Dakota Star quilt. In my quilt I used lots of plaids and earthy colored fabrics so it is fun to see this block made with batiks and a black background.

South Dakota Star

So many terrific scrappy quilts are being worked on and I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilts from this workshop!


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!