Wow, how did it get to be Wednesday already?
Here is what I worked on for Scrap Basket Sunday...
unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to add my link to
Kim's Big Quilting Adventure blog, and show my
project with everyone else.
I made 3 different blocks from the Scrap Basket Sensations
book. I am trying to decide if I am going to make a scrap "sampler" quilt
using blocks from the different projects in Kim's book or
if this is the start of 3 different quilts!
Yesterday, my quilt circle had our monthly meet-up.
It was my turn to host...
so I took an extended lunch and we all met up at the LQS.
I thought it would be fun to show my quilting buddies
Something BIG, fast, and furious!
So I did a little demo for them.
I saw the demo on it from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
It's pretty fun. This is a 25" block. You can get yourself
a large quilt in no time with this method.
If you watch the tutorial... I would only add...
that I would press my fabric from the get-go with sizing, for
stabilization purposes. You end up working with bias edges, but
I haven't found any issues yet... that is why I used the sizing!
I was trying to find more photos of the quilt in the video when
I stumbled upon the same quilt called Dashing Stars that
appeared in an issue of Quickly Quilting by Fons and Porter.
3 rows across and 4 down... you have yourself a quilt
measuring 94 x 121 with borders, BAM- in a heartbeat.
I gave a repeat performance last night too, when I went back to the LQS
to teach a Crumbler class. It was a small class, and went quickly...
so I brought out my star... and played some more.
They ended up getting two classes in one.
On another note...
I got attacked by a spider (I think)
I'm tempted to take a photo of my legs.. but I'm going to spare you.
I have 7 bites on one leg and 3 on the other... it's crazy! And itchy!
I'm keeping a close eye on things... I have been bit by a black widow before
and I know that those little buggers can do some damage!
Oh, one more thing about the star... you snowball the corners of the block and
when you add your sashing you get the secondary block that you see there in the photo...