I think this will be the center block and these are definitely the colors/fabrics I'll be using. BUT--this 24" block is too challenging to do quickly so I'm looking for an alternative for a class I'll be starting at a local quilt shop in January 2018. For those who want an alternative center.
Here is the design we will be working with from The Quilt Show., beginning January 1, 2018:
|The Patchwork Barn by Edyta Sitar|
With my Halo Star Medallion top done, I folded up and put away the leftover fabric--and there was a LOT left--I always pull way more fabric from my closet than I'll need. TIP: I decide on the binding fabric as soon as the top is done and I make the binding right then. I have a basket to store the binding in with a note as to which quilt it is for. So when the quilt is quilted, now or years from now, I'll have the binding done and ready.
There were a bunch of small blocks and parts leftover too--from the demos I did each month for the Halo Sunday Sew and Sews group. They became this:
|Halo Sunday Bits and Pieces, 24" x 27"|
|Trash to Treasure, 27" x 27"|
These small quilts don't take long to piece together and my wonderful Bernina Q20 sit-down long arm machine makes it a snap to quilt them. The Halo one took about an hour and the four-patches took 45 minutes to quilt. With bindings added, they are now done.
Now I've got some quilt business to attend to, booking airfare for 2018 teaching trips, ordering patterns/templates for those classes, keeping on top of contracts. I spend a few hours a week at the computer on these types of chores, including planning local classes.
Here are the classes I'll be teaching at Patches & Stitches, Huntsville, AL: Sign ups start soon.
Color in Black and White: Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00 am--4 pm
Shiloh: Saturday February 10, 2018 9:00 am-4 pm
The X Block: Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00-3 pm
The Quilt Show 2018 Block of the Month Sunday Sew and Sews Lecture/Demo class
Sunday January 7, February 4, March 11, April 8, 2018 1-3 pm
There is also the usual beginning class: Quiltmaking 101, 5 classes in each session, two sessions offered.
Tuesday Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 2018 5:30-8:00 pm
Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 5:30--8:00 pm
There will be more classes to mention soon, at two more local shops. I hope you'll find a class that interests you.