A person in our club shared this. It looked fun so thought I would try it. She had a complicated move everything pattern to follow so I just tried turn all the outside blocks 180 in their spot. Yep, worked just fine and didn’t have to turn the center. In Jenny’s tutorial she does turn her center so her stars are a bit different. I thought they made bow ties, I didn’t see the stars anymore so was glad I’d left it the way the club pattern had them. Then came the layout, could do it so you had a checkerboard pattern or an apple core type secondary pattern. Did an all over medium meander.
I had come across this mini charm bag on Shabby Fabrics YouTube channel with Bethany. She did an amazing tutorial on making this bag, down to every detail. I used Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelley. You can buy the mini charm packs, or cut your own into 2.5” squares. It takes 40. I decided to use some white fabric since my zipper is white, along with the pull tabs. The inside lining is from this collection, in a blue/white floral. I also purchased the sailboat zipper charm, which finishes this bag off nicely. Since I am from the Ocean state, it has some significant meaning to me.
*Update: 1-14-23, just picked this quilt up from my local long armer. I had some HST’s left over from my Daisy Fields Lemoyne quilt, I decided to use them in a pinwheel quilt. I had 2 yards of the cream/gold hexi’s fabric, so I used that for the sashing. I will also use the navy blue large daisy print for the outer border and binding The pinwheels are 8” squared. The quilt will have five across, and eight down. The backing is a gold ombré color. The quilting was done in a daisy pattern, using gold thread. It measures 59” wide x 86” long.
I really enjoyed making these quilts. The stars took the longest but once those were done, it went quickly. This is a Corey Yoder Pattern. Her original layout is for 5 x 6 blocks or 60 x 72 but I abbreviated this to 5 x 5 blocks resulting in 60 x 60 finished quilt.
Recently I saw a flower quilt that intrigued me. Their flower petals flipped down, I thought they needed to stand up. After playing around with different rulers, Dresden plate to name one, I think I ended up just whacking at a piece of paper because I wanted the petals bigger than the white areas. Don’t forget to add your seam allowances back in! The stem and leaves worked out pretty much the same way. Definitely designed on point, but what to do. I probably tried 7 different layouts; this one with a simple sashing was the clear winner. Quilted with a ruler in the petals and a medium-small meander in the white. I left the leaves to poof.
I decided to make a second zippered bag out of Nantucket Summer fabric, by Camille Roskelley since the first one was a bit small. This larger bag holds my large scissors, rulers, marking pens, etc. I still used the 2.5” mini charms, but made the bag with six across, and nine down. I decided to cut out the salvage, and heat and bond it to the center of the bag. Very easy afternoon project!
This quilt is one of two I made for a cousin in AZ when she had twins over a decade ago. It was made from feedsack fabricsI inherited from our grandmother's fabric stash. Unfortunately, USPS delivered it to the wrong address, got an illegible signature for it, never found it nor paid for it (not that it could be replaced at any price). Moral: Never send a quilt via USPS.
I found a bunch of HSTs and wanted to try the big star. I did have to add a few from my stash. This was on my design wall for a few days as I played with color placement and to see if I could get a nice layout with what I had. The blues are outlined and the whites are small meander. This leaves the blue to poof. As soon as it snowed I put it on the table! Oval table, square quilt! Ah, well it looks nice.