This week our guild hosted Pat Speth of Nickel Quilts fame. All her books and patterns use 5" squares to make a multitude of quilts. It's amazing how much you can do with a 5" square!
She doesn't teach a specific quilt at her workshop....rather a technique for a specific unit or units. From those units, you can chose from any number of quilts to make. The first workshop was 4 patches and half square triangles. You can see behind her, all those blocks are made from variations of the 4patch and HST units!
This quilt is called Heritage Trail made from those two units. I don't have any pics to share of my progress, because I still haven't decided which quilt I am going to make! So far, I just have a big pile of 4patches and HSTs!!
This one is called Northern Lights...I don't think I will choose this option, just wanted to show you how different the same units look, just laid out a bit differently.
The second workshop was "combination units." It's a HST, but also sort of an hourglass unit. There are many great projects with this unit!
This is a picture of a quilt I'd like to do one day....called Labor Day Madness.
And also this one....Labor Day Stars.
This is the one I'm working on though...it's called Liberty Star. It adds flying geese units as well.
I worked a bit more yesterday on my blocks and have 12 done! I'm going to do a few more to make a large lap size. The techniques are really handy and the blocks aren't too difficult to assemble. The workshops were lots of fun!
Have you made any "Nickel Quilts?" Of course, with the Charm Pack craze the last few years...there are many projects out there using 5" squares nowadays!