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Hawaiian Cruise – Sept 2013


Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride of America

Join me on a Hawaiian Cruise! I posted all the information on my website Рplease click this link to go directly to the newsletter.
Registrations for this wonderful event are available through Cruise Holidays: Click this link
I’ll add more details in the future. I hope YOU can join me!

Hollyhock Garden Quick Star-in-a-Circle quilt


Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Here is a great small quilt, the pattern is available in my book Quick Star Quilts & Beyond, featured in different fabrics in the book.

Hollyhock Garden Star-in-a-circle quilt   

To create this quilt, I first lay out the fabric, and place a diamond ruler over the printed motifs. Position a hinged pair of¬†Quilter’s Design Mirrors at one pointed tip to preview how 8 repeats would look. Remember, you are seeing a mirror image, so the finished design would not look exactly the same unless the fabric itself had mirror-image motifs.

Once you decide which area you’ll cut from, trace the larger shapes (from the fabric) onto the surface of the Fussy Cutter 45-degree diamond ruler. You do NOT want to outline on the surface with the printed ink (the bottom). Draw on¬†the smooth, unprinted surface (the top) using a permanent marker such as a Sharpie or Ident-i-pen.¬†Rotary-cut 8 identical diamonds‚ÄĒrepositioning the ruler each time, locating the next printed shape.

Fussy-cut 45 degree diamonds

Create a template using the pattern in the back of the Quick Star Quilts & Beyond book. Layer the fabric wrong sides together, and cut 8 pairs of background wedges through both layers. Note, when the pieces are separated, right side up, you should have 8 pieces angled one direction, and 8 identical mirror-image pieces angled the opposite direction.

Fussy_cut_background wedges

Assemble the star with the background wedges, as described in the book. Applique the large star with circular background wedges over a simple square with mitered borders from the companion fabrics of choice.