Happy Spring! We are having a typical Colorado spring here--it was 70 degrees on Thursday and I wore shorts on my afternoon walk and then Friday it was barely 45 degrees with a cold wind, and now we are having some snowflakes falling.
This beautiful, scrappy quilt top is my secret sewing for the last month and a half! It is called To Spin a Star and is one of Diane's (from Butterfly Threads) brilliant quilt designs. I got to pattern test it for her. I added some blocks to mine to make it square, so mine is 75" x 75". It would very easy to make a smaller or bigger version. Diane has the pattern download on sale for $5 over on her website right now, here is the link:
The blocks are made quite quickly because they use either the Essential Triangle Tool or the Easy Angle--I already had both in my ruler collection and you probably do too. The pattern is also very 2.5 strip friendly, so I really dug into my 2.5 strip bin and used up lots of scraps. I love how Diane designed the sashing, so a secondary block is formed at the block corners.
This has been my Drop Everything and Make it DrEAMi! for February and March.
How would you have it quilted? I'd love to hear your recommendations. Thank you Diane for trusting me with your new pattern!
For Slow Sunday Stitching, I am binding for my friend Rachel. She is cranking out projects with her longarm for the both of us!
My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April is to complete this top. I have all of the blocks done, but I need to put it together.
My daughter is coming to Denver for a recruiting trip for her college on April 10th. I got my substitutes lined up, a hotel room booked, and hair appointments scheduled. We will get to hang out for four days and four nights--for girl time, shopping, eating, soaking, etc.! I can't wait!!!! Have a great week.