I am so enjoying playing with fabric again. It's been nearly a year since I've cut, sewn, designed, picked colors or quilted anything. And although I wasn't aware of it - I have missed creating so very much. This past week I made several star blocks.
I'm sewing in our kitchen/sunroom area and I don't have a design wall up in our new house so no designing just yet. For now I'm just making blocks which will hopefully come together into quilts for my kiddos once I can get them off the kitchen table and arrange them with other blocks/fabrics on a vertical surface.
I was in the process of putting together a quick tutorial on how I piece these blocks when I stopped by my friend's quilting group on Thursday. The group is made up of a bunch of older traditional quilter ladies who showed me the most awesome trick for piecing half square triangles quickly and accurately. (The above photo is how I have always done it but their method is way cooler!)
I will put together a tutorial next week to share their piecing method.
Also, even though I said I wasn't going to puchase any new fabric and just use what I have I broke down and bought fat quarters of Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls fabric line. I just love this entire line.
I cut into these as soon as they arrived. I just can't stop making star blocks.
I'll share how I piece these next week. And because each block measures 2 feet X 2 feet you can make a lap quilt with as few as six blocks! I'll be back here as soon as the kiddos go back to school and I deliver our taxes to the accountant.
Have a wonderful weekend!