I played this weekend and had to show you these two blocks. The pattern is Dresden Stars and is in a recent issue of Quilt Magazine. It is a paper pieced pattern with only two stitching lines on each square of paper. What could be easier? I made the above block first. The only thing I was concerned about was that the center strip calls for a seven inch strip of fabric. Well, I have lots of scraps and most are smaller than seven inches.
So I decided to “make” fabric for that center strip. This is the block I made using small scraps. I love making fabric and using those small “unusable” leftover pieces, however, I didn’t like this block as well as I did the first one. I think I’ll dig out all my flowery fabrics and use them. This pattern reminds me a little of the tea leaf quilt I recently finished, so I can visualize how it will look using those same fabrics.
Some of the Happy Scrappers were asking about another project. What do you think about this one? We could have fun as we did when we exchanged fabrics for the tea leaves. ON ANOTHER NOTE: Quilting on About.Com has a tutorial for piecing a Bright Hopes block that has partial seams.
Until next time, ♥ Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive! Caroll
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.
Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.
This blog is dedicated to the women and men of West Michigan who would like to attend the Attic Window Quilt Classes. This is where you can see the class samples and pictures of the teachers. Be sure and stop back from time to time to check out what is new. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org