Patchwork & Quilting

The Unexpected Quilt

This past weekend I was invited to demonstrate some quilty techniques and projects at my local Spotlight, in celebration of their National Craft Month.

Although the crowd was small, I had a lovely relaxing time sewing, chatting, learning and sewing some more.

Among many things, I demonstrated how to cut, piece and join these three 9-Patch blocks:

– The Shoofly

– The Snowball

– The Friendship Star

Blog pic 1And it’s with the Friendship Star block that I found myself unexpectedly started a new quilt…

One of the projects I was asked to make was a quilt featuring the Friendship Star block as its focus.

Blog pic 2So I chose these colours: Navy and Cream Homespun paired with an awesome Cynthia Rowley Prism print.

The print fabric really helps the ‘star’ part of the block to pop out! I love it!

blog pic 3So I’m six blocks in from a potential 25 to be made.

I’m not sure when that will actually happen…

Uni started back this week and I’m already crushing under a new wave of assessments and deadlines.

This weekend is out as I’m taking a mini-break to our nation’s capital – Canberra – to get me some culture! (We’ll be visiting lots of art galleries and exhibitions!)

I’m so impatient to get this quilt going, as I know it’ll be a beauty once it’s finished!

Plus I’ve already promised it as a display piece for my lovely friends at Spotlight…

Hmm, I think I see some late nights looming in the future!

Happy Sewing Friends! xx

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