,Every once in a while life takes an unexpected turn-one of those turns happened for me this weekend. While it was bothersome and disappointing to myself and several others, I am pressing on. Sometimes those moments are the motivation we need to stop dreaming and start living. I have been dabbling with designing my own quilts for quite some time, I started to do a little work towards that goal last year but it is time to take the next step.
If you have been following along with me you already know that I have a passion for teaching. When it comes to quilting it is my goal when writing tutorials to provide clear enough instructions so that even a newbie can have success with the process. And hopefully those who have been quilting for years might find some tips to improve their own quilts too. It has been a joy to get to know so many through this beautiful craft and get to know the generous hearts of quilters.
With that in mind here is a sneak peek at what I am going to be offering. This is a quilt that will focus on making Half-square Triangles and Flying Geese. There are some other elements as well. The majority of the blocks are based on a basic star design with changes in elements and fabric placement that make each unique. There are a couple of more challenging blocks but we will save those for the end.
This will be a 9-12 week process as I share one block each week, These will be 16" blocks that I will be making right along with you. As always I will provide my step-by-step tutorials of how I put the blocks together. The patterns will be available as a free download here on my website. Ternhe patt will not have the in-depth detail of my tutorials, but give you just the basics of the block requirements. The main instruction will be the online tutorials.
I actually intend on making two of these, the red and white version and a scrappy version with a variety of colors (The photo is just a mock-up-not the actual colors I am using.)
I have been playing with several setting ideas, but do not know which I will use just yet so if you have a favorite option do let me know in the comments either here or on my Facebook Page.
I am so glad you have been with me on this quilting journey and I hope we can continue on in an atmosphere of kindness, support, and encouragement. In my workd there is no such thing as a dumb question-that is how we learn. In my world things are meant to be shared and celebrated. If that sounds good to you, I invite you to see how this goes-I am sure there will be a learning curve for me as I figure out to best run this.
Your input is invaluable to me in this process.
Here are three setting ideas that go beyond the basic sashing-which is your favorite?
Please note: The Snowman BOM started June 2018 and will run through June 2019. Blocks are released the first Monday of each month.
The 2019 BOM Just Desserts begins February 15th and each new block will be released on the 15th of each month.
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