Sunday, September 10, 2017

Halo Sunday Sew and Sews

This is Month 9 of the Block of the Month from The quilt is called the Halo Star Medallion and is a free pattern for members of the The Quilt Show:  the Block of the Month 2017. It is not too late to start or at least gather the patterns, they remain free until December 31, 2017. After that the rights go back to the designer's company, Sue Garman of You will have to buy the pattern after 2017. There is also a beautiful Batik kit available if you like:
Batik Kit.

Last January I offered to teach this to a small group at my home, once a month, on Sunday afternoon. I wasn't sure if anyone in my guild would be interested--at 15 people I had to say "no more". I call them the Halo Sunday Sew and Sews. Nine of them were here today. I left my design wall empty on purpose, so I could show you how they are doing. Ready?

Sheila, so dramatic and vibrant

Janet, I told her she has to have this ready for 2019, the Sapphire Celebration at Houston

Brenda, ready to attach flying geese

Pam, despite breaking both wrists in February, she's back on track
Donna, her geese are almost done and ready to add
JoAnne, checkerboard, no pinwheels for her, geese up next
I am so proud of how well they are doing--only a few of these women call themselves "experienced quilters". They are having a good time, learning a lot, and even with busy lives, managing to stay pretty much up to date. As I tell them, it's not a race, just do what you can, as you can, and enjoy the process.  The other members of the group had to miss today or didn't bring their quilt with them.

In December we'll have a little party to celebrate--I bet a few of these are completely done then and I'll be delighted to share them with you.

Let's Quilt!



  1. Really enjoy seeing the different interpretations. How lucky these women are to have a mentor like you!

  2. Gorgeous! I admire all the quilts and how neat to have a teacher to lead them through it.

  3. Love each and every one! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wonderful! Love the variety of the interpretations. Since Janet went a different way with her outer borders, does she plan to add another (or the patterned feathered triangle borders and star cornerstones) or does she consider hers done? Looks good either way!

  5. Janet has a lovely Seminole pieced border for the outer border--it will be spectacular!

  6. Your classes' quilts are so is fun to see the variety of color choices. I would say they all seem experienced quilters! I must be doing something wrong in trying to download each month...each PDF contains the same thing...the fabric requirements. I will log out, log in again and try again.

    1. When you go to download you are taken to the first one as you said. Just scroll down and you will see each individual month. Go get them all now so you don't forget--December 31 will be here before we know it!