Yesterday I taught "Bali Sky", the Carpenter's Star pattern from Calico Carriage Designs. It is a very easy version of the Broken Star pattern, made with half-square triangles and no set-in seams. It makes a fast project when you need a gift, whether it's a wallhanging or bed-size quilt.
|My Sample, 36" square|
All the students made great progress, some making 3" squares, some 6" and some 7.5" for a queen-size quilt:
|Anne Francoise' American Memory|
|JoAnne speeding through the rows|
|All rows sewn and labeled--ready to pack up|
|Susan making a Queen size--the star includes deep red fabric--really striking with the black and gray!|
|Ina working away on a Christmas wallhanging|
|Kim, a new quilter making her first quilt, a Christmas wallhanging--she made great progress and learned a lot|
The lecture on Thursday night, "The Hard Stuff", went well. The Madison Station Quilters were welcoming and I saw many friendly faces in the crowd. I love Show and Tell and saw these beauties:
It's only hard if you tell yourself it's hard.
Take it slow.
Follow instructions and tips given with the pattern.
Figure out which techniques work for you, there's more than one way to achieve most results.
And: SUCCESS IS WORTH EFFORT.