I pulled out an old book this week - Infinite Stars by Gayle Bong. This book is amazing. Basically the concept is to take a rectangular block and convert it to a 60 degree triangle block using 60 degree graph paper. Then use a 60 degree ruler to rotary cut the pieces.
I remember trying to use EQ4 (I think that was the version back in 1992) to draft these blocks and really struggling. However there is absolutely no need to struggle today.
This weeks video will be about creating a 12 point star quilt from a couple of traditional quilt blocks.
This video tutorial will also explain how I used Shades and Tints (and ultimately mapped them to fabrics). Barb Vlack's Club EQ Challenge this month is designing One Color Quilts. I may submit these projects. (If you would like to submit one as well, click here.)
If you would like to read more about Gayle's technique and great suggestions for piecing your Infinite Star blocks, I would highly recommend Gayle Bong's book -- Infinite Stars. I believe it is out of print -- but can still be found on Amazon.
Over the Fourth, I made it to North Dakota to spend some time with family. We had a great time with mini golf (I lost), a sewing project with Josie, fireworks and even weathering a hail storm. I learned that if you don't have access to a garage in Bismarck, a downtown ramp works great to protect your car from hail. That same ramp provided a great view of the fireworks going off at the capital.
Josie did a great job on her mother's machine. A very consistent 1/4 inch seam allowance! I can't believe I didn't get a picture of the finished quilt -- a Fourth of July table runner.
Hanging out with my niece and nephews. Missing Sara this year who just started her residency program in Oklahoma City.
Watching the storm roll in.
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