The last couple of week have just flown by and I can't believe that it is almost the middle of March. Between board meetings, guild meetings, and other things, I've been working on a shop sample for Thimbles & Threads. So, I thought I'd share a few pictures. This quilt (almost) is Marti Michell's bom, American Beauty. It really is a beauty (in more ways than one). Now I know why I don't especially like using templates.....the really small templates! It's not me as much as old Arthur(itis) in the fingers. Big templates are fine and by big I mean over 2". Yes, templates make cutting odd shapes easier and more accurate. The way the corners of the various pieces are trimmed really do make the process of fitting everything together much better.
This is one of my favorite blocks. The black will be the background.
I love the green stripe and dark pink together and the black makes everything pop. I thought the stripe fabric would be hard to cut straight but it was easy.
These blocks aren't sewn together yet, but you get the idea of how it is going together. The Friendship Star block, on the left, is my favorite out of the twelve blocks. I've never seen this setting using five stars in a 12" block.
Ready to start sewing it together!