Disappearing 9-Patch Class for Beginners

disappearing 9-patch quilt

I am going to be teaching another class at Sew Modern at the end of February and it’s specifically for new quilters (time to convert some new minions to our cause). It will be 3 Sunday sessions and students will learn how to cut, piece, quilt and bind a 40″x40″ Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt.

disappearing 9-patch baby quilt

I made the sample this week and the fabric is Notting Hill, by Joel Dewberry paired with a few matching Konas (Sew Modern has every single color in their store!).  I had a really tough time choosing between the Notting Hill colorways.  They are all so pretty!

If you live in Los Angeles and have always wanted to learn to quilt or know someone who wants to learn, sign on up!  Details can be found here.


Linking up with TGIFF at Quokka Quilts.

Scrappy Lone Star Block

Scrappy Lone Star Block

I’ve been working on getting ready for the Scrappy Lone Star class I am teaching at Sew Modern this Saturday.  I made this 1/2 scale Scrappy Lone Star as an example of how to make Lone Stars in various sizes. I started with 1.5″ strips and the finished block is 20″.  The Lone Star measures 18″ from point to point.


Here it is next to the original Lone Star.  It’s the perfect size for a throw pillow, or a mini quilt.  I’d love to tackle a Queen-Sized Star sometime in the near future for our bed.

I’ll get some stats up on the blog soon on how to resize the Scrappy Lone Star for your own projects!

linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Scrappy Lone Star Class at Sew Modern

Scrappy Lone Star Quilt

I very excited to announce that I will be teaching a Scrappy Lone Star Quilt Top class at Sew Modern in Los Angeles in January 2013!  Here is my original scrappy Lone Star Quilt:

Scrappy Lonestar Quilt

I’ll be teaching students how to make the whole she-bang on January 26th from 10:30am-5pm.  If you live in the LA area, I’d love to meet you!  It’s a great chance to learn to work with bias cut fabrics, angles and I’ll show you how to size the lone star up or down for a variety of projects.

You can find out more information at here.

Scrappy Lone Star Quilt

I made this lone star from Jay McCarroll’s Center City line. The fabrics look really great in a scrappy design.  There is a lot of contrast in both color and prints. Liz at Sew Modern picked them out, so I can’t take credit, but I am digging the palette!

Scrappy Lone Star Quilt

I did straight line quilting again (yes, I am addicted!).  I wanted modern, clean lines this time because I wasn’t totally happy with the quilting on the green, off-center lone star.

I hope to see some of you in January!