Monday, May 2, 2016

All That Glitters

One of my employees, Barb, made this quilt as a class sample for one of her upcoming classes. Barb used two charm packs of our new Bee's 'n Blooms fabric plus some yardage for the sashing and borders.

The pattern is from The Big Book of Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth. I've had this book for over a year but haven't really read it until Barb starting making the above quilt. I was just looking at the quilts without reading about the slick tricks Pat teaches for how to make them. The units for these blocks are made by sewing larger half square triangles and then cutting them up to get two smaller half square triangles and two plain squares, one of each fabric!

I love stars, but when I saw how Barb was making these stars I just had to do some myself. Of course my version uses very different fabric than Barb's.

I'm using a Serenity layer cake and two junior layer cakes of Bella Solids, the cream and the dark gray. I'll add yardage for sashing and borders once I have the blocks made.

1 comment:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love that quilt. Sounds like an interesting way she has of making it. Wish I were closer so I could learn it.