I have learned some very valuable lessons.
1) My kenmore 85 is so much like me.She doesn't care for exspensive things.I bought the best thread I could find trying to be gentle with her.But she sews best with the cheap stuff.
2) My hubby works a midnight shift and wants our room as dark a possible so I bought really nice drapes that are suppose to block the light out ,they don't.So he asked me to make some kind of fun quilt to hang over those drapes.So I went to town to buy twin needles
My machines do touch fabric. Bought a Montegomery ward machine yesterday, pink and brown. Has some issues but thing they can be tended to after a good cleaning. $3.99.
I put 41 bales of pine needles around the house, as mulch in NC. Tomorrow I will get packed to go with a friend to the Caymans. In the meantime my best quilting buddy & GD are coming for a few days while her flooring is being out in. Hope to play cards, laugh alot and eat bad things that hubby cooks. LIFE IS GOOD...NO WONDERFUL
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Updated 04-09-2012 at 04:55 PM by craftybear
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Originally Posted by BrendaK
Love it. Both my DH and I love the colors and the pattern. Is the name of the pattern," Amish Blue Star Quilt"?
I would really like to try to make one like this, if you don't mind. Your work is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
It was called Amish star, I found it in a magazine. They suggested it be done in multi colors of scraps. My vision was a little different.
The formula for this method: (Finished size of HST x 2) + 2 (1 7/8 if you're perfect). For instance, for 2" hst cut (2 x 2)+2 =6" squares of both fabrics right sides facing. Draw lines as Suzy says, connecting sided at center marks, then draw diagonals from top to bottom, both corners making a big X. Sew 1/4 on each side of diagonals ONLY, not the cross connecting the side centers, CUT along ALL lines(center and diagonal. Makes 8 , trim to unfinished 2 1/2"[/QUOTE]
I've also used this method ... because I'm lazy and it makes several at once and no stitching on bias ... hope this makes sense ... if the square in your picture is say 2 1/2", cut 2 5" blocks (1 of each fabric) and on one piece (I do it on the lighter fabric) mark the centers on all sides and draw lines on center top to center bottom and center side to center side (your block now has 4 sections) then draw a line diagonal from the the center mark on top/bottom to the center mark on the