Happy Faces in Happy Places!
This was the kind of fun we had yesterday ---Half Day classes can still accomplish quite a bit!
We shared a pot luck lunch after yesterday morning’s guild meeting was adjourned, a plethora of yummy salads, crock pot goodies, sandwiches and a counter-full of desserts ---and by 1pm we were at our machines ready to put a full 4 hours into the creation of boxy star blocks.
A full room of quilters for my lecture!
This is one class that I have everyone cut their pieces for ahead of time…so no cutting time is needed in an already shortened class day – this gives us the maximum amount of time for concentrated sewing!
The color schemes and themes were varied, which makes it a lot of fun for everyone to get up out of their chair occasionally and see what is going on over on the other side of the room. It is inspiring to see what other colors and fabrics are being used ---
Stars of ANOTHER kind!
I’m throwing these in here because they are too cute not to! Heaven help me, I can’t remember who these belonged to this morning – complete brain fog – I can see her face in my mind! These are 1/4” hexies, in English paper piecing.
I do remember her saying that she was using that glue pen to do the basting, and after completion, she plans to have it matted and framed under glass to preserve it. Isn't this lovely?
Okay, back to Boxy Stars! Why are they called Boxy Stars? Because sometimes, depending on the value placement you will see 3D boxes instead of stars..take a look:
These seem giant after those little hexies, but look at THIS vision!
Come see what else we got up to by viewing the slide show!
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|Boxy Stars, Williamsburg, VA 2014|
You will find the free pattern for Boxy Stars under the Free Patterns Tab at the top of the blog. It's guaranteed to be a lot of fun to sew, and will use up all of those 2.5" strips you've been saving for far too long. What's stopping you?
I'm on my way home this morning.
All that's left here is a bit of breakfast and I'll be hitting the road. It will take me between 4 and 5 hours to hit my front door, and I'll be drawing for the winner of the Quiltmaker May/June issue along with a copy of my new book, MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Have you left on comment on THE GIVEAWAY POST to enter the drawing? You have a few hours left to get it done! Good luck, everyone!