Bloomington Trail is perfect for beginners yet expressive enough for those at the intermediate level of quilting.
The entire quilt is made up of 6" quilts blocks—Pauli's Bow Tie and Hourglass. The border is the Hourglass block recolored and set in a zigzag pattern. It is all about value placement which besides block construction tips will be discussed in this workshop.
Strips of fabric in various sizes are sewn, cut, and sewn again to make this fun block. And let me show you how the Easy Angle Ruler will become a tool you can't live without in making accurate half square triangles.
Beginners to Intermediate Quilters will enjoy this workshop.
Now gather up your strips because we have some Pauli's Bow Ties and Hourglass blocks to make!
Note: A bonus table runner design using the blocks of this quilt will be provided to each student at the time of the workshop. This table runner could be the home for your workshop blocks. As a teacher, I would rather have my students spend time with small amounts of fabric learning all about the block(s), tips and tricks of construction, and maybe a new tool or two before you tackle a full size bed quilt. By working within this format I feel students learn more and stress less about cutting into large amounts of fabrics in a workshop. I hope you agree. If you truly wish to start your full size quilt in the workshop, that is fine. I just ask that you cut down some of the yardage into the strips indicated on the supply list to make your day easier.