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
And 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.
So 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!
So 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