First, is a sample for a new class I'll be teaching this Winter: Quiltmaking 202--Stars and More Stars. I have taught beginning classes for 27 years and many of my students want to know "what's next?" If they want to improve their skills and move along to more challenging patterns, this is a great class. We'll make 8 pointed Lemoyne stars, yes, with real set-in piecing:
In the late Spring/Summer, I'll teach another Feathered Star by paper piecing--this is a 12" star, smaller than the 15" one I usually teach. I quilted this with ruler work on the Bernina Q20. It has to go to the shop now as a sample--when I get it back I'll add more quilting.
Today I finished the Quilters Madder top from Lori's Humble Quilts Sew-A-Long. It's about 29" square. I think I'll take it to Houston to hand quilt--I always have hand work with me on a trip, even if I sometimes don't get to work on it:
Another blogger I follow did a pin cushion swap recently and today I received my pin cushion all the way from jolly old England--look what Penny made for me:
I love how it is reversible--use upside or down. Very sweet--I am very happy, thanks, dear Penny! Here is the one I made for Laura L in Massachusetts:
I have also kept up with Stella's Splendid Sampler, here is yesterday's block, #72 of 100:
The binding is almost done on Color in Black and White, 2--I showed it here. I still have a RARE Bear body to make--to donate to the cause in Houston. You can read more about that here.