And hitting mailboxes too for those who have subscribed!
This is the new March/April 2012 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine, and you won’t want to miss it! There are some really great patterns this month, and a terrific use of scraps in many of them!
I’ve also updated the “Addicted To Scraps” tab found at the top of the blog with the block that is included in this issue--I've named it Grandpa's Star!
It is so named because it includes bonus triangles that were leftovers after making a quilt with my grandfather’s shirts. Every time I see those little scraps I think of him and smile!
Bonus triangles are one of my favorite quilt “leftovers” – There are so many things you can do with them, and if you can get them to already BE a useable size as you make them, all the better!
Click here for my hint on making those bonus triangles count!
Isn’t this a fun block?
And look at how the gals at Quiltmaker laid it out in a sample quilt:
This simple quilt just sparkles! I love how it looks like there are half blocks around the outside edge, but there aren't....it's how the sashings in the block centers come together!
For more info, click HERE to go to the Addicted To Scraps section of the Quiltmaker.com website, or visit the Addicted To Scraps tab at the top of this blog page --- there’s lots of other good stuff up there in the tabs to explore too. When was the last time you took a wander through the different tabs? I’m adding new stuff all the time!
The car is almost packed with all the stuff I need ((And then some!)) for my trip up to Pennsylvania! I have a hankering to stop at the Virginia Quilt Museum on my way up…..I know they don’t usually allow photographs, but wouldn’t it be neat if they let me do a blog story on them? You think I could get them to LET me? I’ve added them to the side bar under my links at the left. Click HERE to visit the museum website.
Maybe there will be an antique mall or two on my way? Who can tell! It’s always an adventure behind the wheel of Shamu!