Where We are Published: Points of Interest

Have you seen the new issue of American Patchwork and Quilting?

It has started to arrive in mailboxes.  I know that because some of you have told me!  I also saw it at the quilt shop last weekend.  That’s how I knew it was time for me to tell you about it!

Nope, we aren’t cover girls.  That’s okay though.  We simply love making it into the magazine.

Here is our quilt!Points-of-interest-2

I think the picture they took is so cute.  So natural too.

Here it is all laid out so you can see it.Points-of-interest-3

…and here it is at my house.

I was thrilled when I came up with idea…before I explain the idea I am going to side track a second here.  This idea may have been out there for a long time.  I had never seen it before.  I know it is an original idea for me…but who knows, someone else might have thought of it too.

If you just look without examining, you’re like to think that this star have inset seams.  It doesn’t.

To make the portion of the block with the greenish points we simply used a tri-recs ruler and cut out our pieces and sewed a tri-res triangle.  Then once they were finished we added flip corners onto of the corners or the widest part of the triangles.  Easy-peasy….looks way more complicated than it is.


The alternating star is made in the sashing.  We liked it and thought it was a fun design.  I put the design together…Kelli was the piecer…I was the machine quilter and binder.

The fun inner border is done the same way with the tri-recs triangles and flip corners.


..and of course, the picture with Ruby.


We are hoping you like this latest creation of ours.

This quilt is the “unrevealed” project that the retreaters will be sewing retreat in August.  Kelli will be teaching the class…well, I will be too.  She’s taking the brunt of it though as she’s the one who actually sewed this one.  She keeps telling me that I should sew one before we teach…I’ll see.  I’ll at least make a block or two.  I think this one would be fun with a black background for sure.  Hm…maybe I should sew one in that version.  We’ll see what time allows.  Right now, I’m neck deep in charity quilts…and quilts for gifts…you know the saying, “So many quilts, so little time!”

Magazine pictures used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

47 thoughts on “Where We are Published: Points of Interest”

  1. I used this block for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge last year. I found it on the internet called “twinkler” star. There was no designer mentioned or given credit to, so have no idea where it originally came from. I loved doing it–went together in a snap–I have the current magazine (am a subscriber) and was happy to see your names. I love the border

  2. I only had a minute to look at this magazine the day it arrived and I noticed and loved this quilt! I didn’t realize it was yours! Great job, beautiful quilt!

  3. Beautiful quilt! Clever use of tri-Rex rulers! I like the way you made the alternate stars in the sashing. All together a very nice job ladies! I saw your mention of the magazine and since mine was nearby I grabbed it and found your quilt. It doesn’t look like what I usually associate with your designs so I was very pleasantly surprised to see it was by you and Kelli! Adding to the bucket list. Really nice work!

  4. I just love this border and if you do a few blocks with a black background I hope you share with all of us. I haven’t gotten my magazine yet but I’m going to give that border a try, it is striking. Have fun at the retreat.

  5. Looking forward to working on this on at the retreat. I already have ideas on fabrics and colors swirling around in my head!! I have to say, Jo, that I love the border, the red really pops!

  6. What fun!!! I have just decided I need to make this one for sure. Bonnie would be proud of the new unit you created with that ruler.

  7. Love this!! I’m going to look for the magazine today! I really love the border…and I usually try and find quilts that don’t need a border!

  8. I’ve been looking for stars for both my guild’s Block of the Month and my niece’s graduation quilt. This one is a strong contender for the latter. However, there are two other graduations before her’s, so I’ll put it in the tickler file.

  9. Love your quilt! It is so bright and spring-y looking! The colors are ideal to chase away the winter blues….and of course…the red backing…perfect!!!! Must look for that magazine today! Congrats ladies!

  10. I admit I’m a sucker for any quilt with any kind of star block but this one — oh, my!! I absolutely fell in love with it! I think a trip to the book store is on my agenda today. And those fabrics are scrumptious.

  11. I bought the magazine and tagged this one to make, even before knowing you had designed it! Love stars, but these stand out.

  12. I love this star pattern. I have seen it before but I love the fabrics you and Kelli used. My magazine came the other day and I didn’t get the chance to look at it. It ended up under some mail of my husbands. I just went and put it next to my sewing chair so when my eyes get tired of doing embroidery work I can look at it. Have you seen the Bareroots series “Little stitchies”. I am working on the monthly blocks that are pieced with the center and one of the block borders having embroidery on them. They are turning out very cute.

  13. I love this quilt! I am putting this at the top of my list. Could you tell me what line of fabric this is! It has my favorite colors. The polka dot is a must.
    Thank you!

  14. What a nice surprise to know that this will be taught at the retreat. Now to shop my stash and ponder color choices…..

  15. I love star patterns & I especially love the stars for this quilt. Oh, the fabrics & colors are just wonderful, too! Surely you girls are keeping this one!?!

  16. Oh my…I can’t stop looking at this gorgeous quilt! Absolutely stunning! The colors, the pattern, the border, the quilting…oh my

  17. I LOVE this quilt!! You know…when you see some quilts…they are just “have to make it” ones…? Well, this is one of those for me…Have to get the pattern…good job!

  18. What a beautiful quilt! Very clever way to create a new block. I don’t remember seeing any made like this before. Great job!

  19. I love this quil!. You have such a way of putting wonderful colors together in the blocks. Love the green points. the border, and the polka dot background! I will be buying the magazine for sure!

  20. Beautiful quilt! I really like how you used the green with your other fabrics and the red polka dot fabric in the background. Will be purchasing the magazine to make this one.

    Take care.

  21. Love this quilt as well… I can’t wait until August to start working on it…I am going to start digging for the rulers, I have them some where around in the craft room.. yeah I can’t wait until retreat in Aug…….congrats……….

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