Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Seven Fancy Sisters

     My Quilt Guild recently sponsored a workshop featuring the Seven Sisters quilt pattern which requires Y seams or a partial seaming technique.  This is a quilt pattern I had always admired, but found very intimating because of this technique.  Kelly Ashton (Kellyquilter.com) taught the class and soon had all of us sewing partial seams like pros.  Here's a photo of us at the end of the day, proudly showing our progress.
     (Photo is courtesy of Kelly Ashton Quilting Lectures and Workshops Facebook page)

   The emails have been flying as friends are finishing their projects.  I will share the ones I have received to date.  



Gina's, in progress

      And mine.  

      I have had these fabrics since last summer, ordered from the Renee Nanneman website. I love that tree print with the black background.  It just had to be the border.  I was happy to have a fun project to test these lovelies.  The stars and background only required a few 2-1/4" strips for the diamond and triangle shapes, so I have a little of each print left for another project.  I actually trimmed down the scraps to 2" strips and tested a block that has been the subject of lots of Internet chatter for the last couple of weeks.  Can you guess?  More about that in a subsequent post.


  1. Now there's a workshop I could benefit from lol! Partial seams are scary, especially with smaller pieces. Your Christmas version is beautiful!

  2. One of my first quilts was a bow tie quilt, with Y seams. I didn't know they were 'hard' and didn't know that there were easier methods, I just stitched away. Sometimes it's easier 'not' knowing things might be 'hard' and just doing them. The same thing about mitered borders. I just did it, and they turned out fine.


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