As the new year began, the new episodes of the public television series, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting have started airing. This years series is labeled their 1900 series. Hosted by Marianne Fons and her daughter Mary Fons, various quilting projects and techniques are demonstrated using different quilting projects. As part of this years 1900 series, in episode 1904 titled, "Feedsack Flowers" Mary Fons is joined by Sandy Gervais to demonstrate making a hexagon "log-cabin" style block set together in a brilliant, no-set-in method.
In this episode, the fabrics used in the demonstration part of the project are from my Blue Skies collection from Fabri-Quilt - Paintbrush Studio line!
If you are wanting to give this block a try - it's super fun - use this link for a quick on-line video in conjunction to this project. This project had been first seen in their Easy Quilts - Scrap Quilts Fall 2011 issue and this link showcases the block from that source. Visit: http://www.fonsandporter.com/issues/Easy_Quilts___Scrap_Quilts
click on the technique labeled "Log Cabin Hexagons" for the video. (sign in is required to view the video.)
You will want to check your local listings for the airing times of the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting series in your area. For more information on how to find out what is available by you, visit http://www.fonsandporter.com/tv_showtimes.html
I wish I had more time right now to play around with this block, I am fascinated by a hexagon shaped block and would really love to make a full project from this technique, but, alas, too many irons in the fire right now, that one must be put on a back burner for awhile!