The past two weeks have been very productive ones! I have half of my “Big Star” (or “Dashing Star”) quilt sewn together. I love the secondary design that appears when you add the flip-and-sew corners to the blocks, together with the cornerstones in the sashing. You get the nicest little shoo-fly blocks.
The stars are made by a speedy half-square triangle method. The pattern makes 25″ blocks but I scaled mine down a bit to make 22″ blocks (worked better with fat quarters). Fabric is Moda Blackbird in Meadow. This is an out-of-print fabric but I was able to find enough here and there.
Missouri Quilt Company has a video on how to make this quilt, and they call it “The Big Star Quilt”:
Fons & Porter also sells a download of the star quilt pattern, and they call it “Dashing Stars”.
And in the Fun Handwork Department:
Last week, a member of our daytime stitching group, Mary, invited us to participate in a workshop day where she taught her small candle mat pattern made in wool and wool-felt. It was so much fun! Here is my finished mat:
It does take more than a day…we did some prep before the class, and then continued with some stitching and decorating on our own after the class. Mary’s fabulous designs are available here: DesignAndBeMary .
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