I'm always looking for new techniques to learn and show my students in class. I saw a free pattern called Pathways to the Stars on Homestead Hearth's website. Click HERE for the pattern.
The blocks go together very quickly......once you figure out the correct way to use the Tri-Recs ruler.
I pulled my first attempt out of the garbage so you could see my dismal failure. I quickly figured out what I was doing wrong. The directions on the package were very sketchy, almost none existent.
I put the new blocks next to the basket blocks.....hey, not bad together. But I have other plans for my basket blocks.
On December 9th, In Between Stitches has their Preview Party at the Purple Orchid Inn. All of the instructors, and that includes me, preview the quilts that we will be teaching the first quarter of the year. So I have to get busy and decide what three classes I'm going to teach and have at least a flimsy completed in time for the party. So will it be Pathway to the Stars or.....
I've been playing around with these block. Trying to decide on the best layout. So I may teach this design.
Which layout should it be?
I'm for sure going to teach Sallie's quilt by Bonnie Blue. I'm always moving this quilt from the house in the city.....
,,,,,,to the cabin.
Or I can teach Eldon by Laundry Basket Quilts. I love this quilt, but there is no possible way I could finish this by December 9th! Maybe I could just show off a few blocks and have the quilt finished by March.....maybe.
On another note, check out Lesley's blog HERE and see her Nostalgic Christmas blocks. I love her blocks and the plaids she used to frame the centers. Thank you Lesley for all of the kind words. Lesley's blog is on my sidebar because it's a good one. She's a great writer and a prolific quilter.
So I have some decisions to make today on what three classes I'm going to teach. Then I have to put it into high gear to get them done!