Monday, October 30, 2017

Test Two

This block will be much easier to demonstrate:
Ice-cream cone found here. That linked page has lots of tips for paper piecing if you want to try making an ice-cream cone yourself.

I think I will use this pattern for my demos on the weekend. I will pre-make the cone section, then in each demo session I will make one scoop section and attach it to the previous section.

To answer some questions from my last post, I'm doing a few short demonstrations. Anyone watching will just watch and ask questions, it isn't a workshop. So there won't be a kit or instructions. I will have some other items to show, and my Zoo Animals quilt will be hanging in the show for anyone to check out if they want to see a finished quilt using this technique.

I'm also doing demos of English paper piecing. For that demo I am planning to cover a hexagon or two and stitch a couple together each time. Nothing fancy! Other people will be doing demos on a range of skills such as basting with pool noodles, free-form curved piecing, and a few other things I've forgotten. It is the first time we have done something like this at a show, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.


  1. Good choice. It looks delicious.

  2. I was about to write 'good choice' when I noticed that Jeanette had written it!

  3. The cone will be a perfect demo!

  4. Yum! Animal quilt is fantastic, lots of piecing in some of those blocks, but worth the effort.

  5. This looks terrific. I especially like the way the lines do not have to meet perfectly. This makes the picture much more achievable.
    Your beautiful quilt is an excellent demonstration of what is possible with continued practice.
    Have fun doing the demo.

  6. That's a cool quilt. I have been looking for and easy lassie dog pattern. Any suggestions...

  7. Yummy fabrics on the ice cream cone. Hope the demos go well and you also get a chance to enjoy the quilt show.