My older granddaughter is getting ready to start the school year and requested a puppy sew on to her bookbag. When I was searching through my appliqué designs for a cute puppy, I came across a McCalls pattern for a cute puppy cell phone case. I adapted it and made this zippered pouch. I hope she will enjoy attaching it to her bookbag. She may still want a puppy appliqued.
Friends in my church quilting group are planning to each make a simple Lone Star quilt. A couple of months ago when the Pizza Girls from Quilters Gallery did a show for Greater Columbia Quilters ( http://gcquilters.blogspot.com/2013/03/quilters-gallery-show-and-tell.html ), I purchased the “fussy cutter ruler set” that includes a giant diamond template for a very large Lemoyne star which I believe finishes at 24”. The Lemoyne star is similar in piecing to a simplified Lone Star using the y seam technique. I was looking for something to play with yesterday and pulled out the template. I have had a stack of bandana seconds for several years and decided I would use them for a stack n’ whack star. If you have never made a stack n’ whack quilt, you first have to do the stacking and tedious pinning to match the number of layers needed. I needed 8 to use my giant diamond template.
I managed to cut one stacked set for the largest diamond and then cut as many smaller other ones as I could fit.
I will show more after I sew some together.