April 7, 2014

Our good friend Mary Huey has a new tutorial on her blog on cutting and sewing split diamonds and making other six-pointed star designs with Template Sets G and H.  Check it out!

Mary is teaching a six-pointed star sampler class at next month's NQA show, too. 

(This image is from the back cover of Six is for Hexagons.)

April 4, 2014

Smashing Sashings Children's Quilt

I recently discovered a wonderful alphabet panel designed by Jennifer Heynen for In the Beginning fabrics and thought, what a great sashing star quilt that would make!  So I made one!

It's a great example of how easy and quick it is to use an all-over print in place of pieced blocks to make a smashing quilt -- the sashing stars are the patchwork!  It's 47 inches and uses 2 alphabet panels.  Easy peasy to make, and perfect for a child's nap or play quilt.

And we made a 2-page pattern that you can download for free!  It's on our website, or just click the link below and save it to your computer.  Info about our original Sashing Star Set is here.

Download the PDF.

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