Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Info...


Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly Magazine (an e-zine; electronic magazine) is available on Wed. I'm thrilled to be featured in this issue - I even broke down and sent in a picture of myself. I thought it would be fun to take it in the sewing room. Four pictures of my quilts are also included in the feature.

There are also a lot of great articles and patterns in the magazine. For a sneak peek, you can visit the blog. The e-zine can be purchased here.
I had a few questions about how I did my block in the last post. I used a Kaleidoscope ruler that I've had for a while - there are other rulers you could use. The top needs to be a 45 degree angle. The background triangles were cut from a 4" strip and the colored triangles were cut from a 6" strip.
Simply sew the triangles together like you would a pinwheel. Notice that the colored triangles are bigger than the background triangles. Then trim the block to a 6 1/2" square.
Here it is all trimmed up.
In my quilt, I alternated white and gray backgrounds. I had to carefully lay out the colored triangles so I'd use the same fabric in adjoining blocks to make the stars. That was the tedious part!
Hope that helps!

April 27th - oops! This post was updated today with some corrections on the block. In my original post the background and colored triangles were switched. Hope nobody made the whole quilt incorrectly last night! Amazing how clearly things look in the morning after a cup of coffee. ~C

5 comments:

  1. You make the construction so clear, thank you. Love your quilt.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your technique. Your instruction is wonderful. Congratulations for being in Fat Quarterly Magazine. Just love this quilt. You made it such fun to look at and make.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  3. Your room is so CLEAN!!!! Mine is SO MESSY :)

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  4. wonderful! thanks for the instructions! You must have had to do one block at a time to make the stars match up?

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  5. Wow, love the simple instructions! Thanks it is a gorgeous pattern.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!