Jacquie Gering of Tall Grass Prairie Quilts fame was our guest speaker and workshop leader this past week at the London Friendship Quilters' Guild. You can see pictures of Jacquie's trunk show at the guild blog here. My post is going to concentrate on the wonderful stitch and flip workshop that I attended yesterday.
Jacquie started with a talk about how to make a stitch and flip unit. She showed us several types of units and showed us examples of how they can be used to make various shapes and direction changes when putting the units together to create an infinite variety of designs.
During the workshop, Amalia came up with another type of stitch and flip unit that Jacquie called the "Amalia's Adjacent". You can see 4 of these units in the green star in the middle of Amalia's project.
This is Jacquie's design wall where she showed us examples of what we could make with the various units.
This quilt was made with stitch and flip rectangles instead of squares!
I started by cutting lots of 3.5" squares and green and yellow triangles. I chain pieced lots of units and then started playing with them on my design wall.
Next, an orange flower...
A star within a star! Gwen Marston calls these liberated stars.
Every so often, I wandered around the room to see what everyone else was up to. Lots of inspiration everywhere! This is Carol arranging her units at the beginning of her project. You can see more at her blog here.
Jacquie also talked to us about how she quilts her pieces.
Here, purple threads for a few rows of stitching and then turquoise...
Thanks for a great day, Jacquie!