Wow, What a response on my Crystal Star!! It is so rewarding to have such positive comments from all of you. I am just warm and fuzzy inside from all the love!!
Speaking of warm and fuzzy, we are getting our first snow of the winter and it is really just beautiful. I love this time of year. The crisp cold air just begs for me to be inside in the warmth of my house and sewing a quilt together. My husband keeps our house warm with the wood stove and we have quilts on the couch to cover up with. Life is good.
Be sure to stay tuned, I am so close to finishing my Crystal Star Quilt and will share it with you. I have a Dresden Sweat Shirt class today….. Perhaps photos to share tomorrow.
It is close to the end of 2012 and what a great ending to have one of my original blocks featured in Quiltmaker Magazine! Be sure to check out their site for details at quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures
My block is called Crystal star and you will find it on page 26. This Star Block was inspired by a metal art Star I purchased while in Colorado. I gave it to a friend and we both thought it would make a great quilt block. I began to draft out the block and when done I brought all my sewing supplies to her house and we began to sew. The block featured in the magazine is the one I made that day!!
What was more fun was coming up with the name. A group of friends that I sew with every Third Tuesday helped me in picking the name.We had so much fun brainstorming and came up with a few silly names like, “It’s a Star-Duh” and Sis-Star, to name a few. I ended up calling it Crystal Star after my Mom. Silly name went down the sentimental road.
So this is a great way to end this year and STAR-t next year!! I am designing several projects using this star, so stay tuned to see where it takes me!
You can win a copy of this magazine if you make a comment on my blog, so don’t wait, You may be the Lucky one!
Hello Fellow Quilters, Family and Friends,
I am just getting started on this journey of blogging. I plan to use this tool to inform you all of the happenings in my quilting world. Check in to find out about my teaching travels, Quilting Tips, students work and much more. There is so much that is happening! Quiltmaker Magazine articles, travels to Oregon, Arizona and Germany, new designs and ideas.I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me