A Hexagon Story

Taught by Leslie Bergeson

Class Description

37" by 42"

This quilt is an original and exciting wool applique project with hand stitching and embroidery. Wool is a delightful medium and this quilt can become a small tablemat or a large wall hanging. Create designs from provided patterns and learn techniques in creating those designs that are not yet on paper. Wool from army blankets or old coats, newly dyed pieces, bright and muter were used to create this story quilt. Put this together completely by hand as a relaxing exercise that can be taken in a bag to any soccer game or on a joy ride. Each hexagon in this quilt has a story and this quilt is my story. Come and make your story!

This class is for those who would like to delve into wool work, those who already love working with wool, and any reluctant artist.

Supply List*

  • 58 varied pieces of wool - one 6" square each
  • 58 varied pieces of plaid - one 8" square each
  • Extra wool pieces and scraps for designs and embellishment

For stitching and embroidery:

  1. Pearl cotton #8 or #12 (I love Valdani but DMC works too)
  2. Floss to match or coordinate with wools or wool blend threads for stitching designs onto hexagons
  3. Buttons, beads, ribbon or any embellishments - cottons to appliqué 

Basic Sewing Kit:

  • Thimble
  • Needles - I use Primitive Gatherings wool appliqué #24 chenille
  • Needles - Sharps or whatever needle you like to bind your quilts with
  • Thread - cotton or cotton blend whichever you like to use when hand sewing
  • Applique pins (the tiny white headed pins by Clover)
  • Roxanne Glue Baste It - (I like to use mini bottles)
  • Sharp Scissors for cutting wool designs.  (I love my OLFA multipurpose SCS-1, yellow handles, 5" blades - sold on Amazon for $15.00 plus shipping)
  • Rotary Cutter and mat to cut both sizes of hexagons

Rulers:

  • Busyfingers QAYG Hexagons 3" and 4" (found online at www.busyfingerspatchwork.com, sold in the set of 2 for $19.80 plus shipping - these are the ones I used - OR you could use Marti Michell single hexagon ruler called "My Favorite Hexagon" 2" to 4.5" found on Amazon for $15.08 plus shipping or www.createorless.com for $15.49 plus shipping)

*I have made note of the supplies that I like to use. If you cannot find what you need at your local quilt shop I recommend checking online. I have listed where I have found some of the necessary supplies. If you have questions, feel free to call Leslie @ 435-994-0529.
 

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