Last month I taught at the A Gathering of Stitches Slow Stitching retreat in Maine. In my workshops we explored machine piecing techniques with my Long Leaf, Frond and Slash patterns. It’s always such a delight to sew my projects sewn up in different ways. This was no exception. Here’s a look.
Long Leaf Projects
Students were able to choose between the different projects as well as which technique–since the pattern can be made using Foundation Paper Piecing or Template piecing (using the Long Leaf Acrylic templates). I didn’t get pictures of all of the projects, but it would seem that the original Long Leaf was the jumping off point for most of the students. I loved seeing all of the different ways they took it!
Here are a couple of Frond projects from the retreat. Foundation Paper Piecing can be a good approach with this variation, because it keeps all of the measurements in check.
The Slash projects were fun to watch come together. Everyone had a different design strategy whether it was mapping things out on a coloring sheet to start or working their way through a fabric bundle and planning as they went.
So much fun
I had a great time and really enjoyed spending time with everyone and seeing their projects grow and develop over the course of the week. The other teachers Youngmin Lee and Nichole Vogelsinger were wonderful to spend time with and learn from too.
Templates: Long Leaf Acrylic Template Set