Over the Christmas period I have been mixing the traditional with the art quilting and surface design. It has been an interesting mix moving from one to the other and back again. The traditional quilts are gifts for family members, the non traditional are class samples or samples for the stand amongst other things.
If you have been following me on Facebook, you will have seen the enormous piles of pink I have been working with. I started out planning a pink quilt for a little girl in my life and then got nudged towards making a second. After being surrounded by boys for the last 20 years, pink has been an experience. I think I may have overdone it slightly, but never mind. So I made two quilts at the same time and just doubled everything. Both are 66 inches square. I have finished one top and am in the process of finishing the second. Then, I will quilt them both. In the mean time, I thought I would share the finished top. The photo is not great, but you get the drift. Here it is:
I love stars, particularly this one. This block is a variation of the friendship star, but adds a bit more complexity to the piece.
To see the blocks in more detail, here they are:
Basic Friendship Star
friendship star with more detail - my favourite
This is a great block for scrap quilts. Just seperate the lights, mediums and darks and make sure that the mediums are the stars.
Here is another version of this block. I have reversed the dark and light on this one compared to the pink one.
If you would like to make this, here is the pattern
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