Although I have some very favourite books, I'm starting with one I've used again very recently, as well as in the past.
This the book we'll talk about first.
|Stars by Magic, by Nancy Johnson-Srebo.|
|Block 1 instructions, of 30 different numbered blocks.|
|Rustic Star Medallion.|
Next up came a quilt I started making from a magazine & half way through I got bored with the same little stars, so put one of "the" stars in the centre & also added broderie perse roses to 4 blocks.
This particular pattern was from The Quilter, March 2007, called Orient Express by Roxanne Carter.
Then along came a much needed wedding gift for one of my nieces' in the UK. I designed the quilt, but was not happy with the centre, so guess what? A star of course from the above book. This was designed & made in 2011, ready for attending the wedding in June, in her chosen colours.
We have a couple of results, although they aren't quilted yet.
|Wonky Star designed on Quilt Wizard program.|
Another lot of fabric had also been sitting around in a pile, languishing along with it's pattern, so another start was made, with similar complications to the above. Below is my original idea.
The odd blocks in the left hand corner of my design wall are the leftovers from the diagonal cutting of the star blocks & I couldn't bear to throw them into the scrap tubs, so the brain started working overtime, as well as the hands & machine & lo & behold, we ended up with this...............
Thank you Nancy for much inspiration & your great instructions.
OK, my first attempt at the Talking Quilts segment, which I'll try to do once a month. I've a few in mind so hopefully it won't be too boring & if it is, you can give them a miss. I'll pop by during the week with some crafty finishes for both hubby & I over the last couple of months, then on Friday, it will be Scavenger Hunt day. Where has this month gone, as I've just remembered a day out which I've not done. Hubby has been a little low this week with a nasty cold virus, but is on the mend now, although still has a niggly cough.
Enough from me! Hope you are having a great weekend, take care & huggles,