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!
I think the picture they took is so cute. So natural too.
Here it is all laid out so you can see it.
…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!”
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