Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hex-Vex Workshop, Cadet Blue Stars & Country Roads

What fun! Yesterday I attended an all day Hex-Vex Workshop given by quilting buddy and blogger, Barb V.

Having never done any English paper piecing I thought these large hexies would be a great way to learn. Barb had lots of tips and plenty of creativity to share :) 

I brought a large assortment of fabrics with me but chose these patriotics. It didn't take long for me to realize these hexies could become addictive! 

During lunch break Natalie's daughter, Laura, wowed us with her Millefiori quilt--all paper pieced!

Cadet Blue & Celestial Stars from last week.

A couple of years ago I used these Cadet blues in several other projects here

A conversation print with little moon faces from Natalie's collection.

I think this one was from the Millennium . . . 

. . . and the red was originally from one piece of fabric which featured strips of conversation prints in red, white, and blue. It's an oldie.

I scrambled today to get the binding on Country Roads so I could join the "Linky Party" on Lori's Humble Quilts blog. Thanks, Lori, for the fun quiltalong!


Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. You've been having some great fun. How lucky to take Barb V. class. It looks like you're well on your way to playing with those hexies. Your stars are looking so authentic. You found some good fabrics in your stash. I'm a few weeks behind, but it shouldn't take too much to get caught up once again. Besides I always find better choices after I look at yours. :0)

  2. Lucky you to have a class from Barb!
    Love your little Country Roads. Maybe I should hve used red binding after all. Yours looks great. : )

    1. Thank you, Janet! Barb gives a great workshop :) Country Roads was so much fun. Love the pattern!

  3. Oooh what a beautiful post Barbara ...and lucky you to have a class from your friend Barb ! Without contest, this quilt is one of my favourite.... You chose amazing fabrics to begin it !
    Your stars are amazing too !
    And I congratulate Laura for her Millefiori ! That's a very difficult quilt !

  4. They certainly are addictive! that is one of my favourite of Barb's quilts - would be great to study close up and how lucky to have all her tips too :)
    More beautiful stars and your finished quilt is gorgeous with its red binding!

  5. I'd love to take a class from Barb!!
    Love your Country Roads!! Thanks for sewing along and linking up.

  6. Pretty Time Warp blocks and Country Roads quilt. They are both such fun quilting :)

    1. Thank you, Danice! Have really enjoyed making Time Warp Stars--and Country Roads!

  7. I love your hexie theme - of course and your fabric collection will offer you lots of inspiration. It was so nice to see you and have you there.
    Lovely stars this week. I will endeavor to embrace the blue, ha ha.
    Your sew along quilt is really great - I love that red binding!