Friday, February 14, 2014


I recently taught an applique class to my quilting group I belong to in Texas, The Texas Star Quilters.  I also taught the same class at the Nine Patch Quilt Shop in Nevada, MO.  This is my project sample.  If you've been following me, you already know that.

The original pattern was intended for a pillow but I made it a quilt.  I used a charm pack to make the patchwork border.  I cut the charm squares into 2 1/2" squares.  It finished 28" x 28".  I cut the center square 20 1/2" square (to finish at 20" square).  However you can make it any size you want and still add the patchwork border by making the center piece divisible by 2 and adding 1/2" for seam allowance to that.  
The pattern is a free download from Janome and you can find it here.

I thought I would share the color combinations from the students in my classes.

This is Ann's

And this is Pam's (of course if you know Pam, you know it will be red and black.  She's as predictable with red/black as I am with red/white/blue.)

And this is Bertha's. 

They all used red, white, and black but changed fabrics and background colors and it's looks completely different.  

This is Carol's

Don't you just love this multi-colored argyle fabric in the hearts.  Lots of added color!

And as Zona said, how can you go wrong with pink and lime green?

Another black and red project from Jackie

Of course I like this one a lot.  It's so "happy", just like it's maker, Judy.

And Charlene added pink to her black.  It kinda looks red in the picture but it's really pink.  

We all had a lot of fun and visited way too much.  I hope they learned something besides gossip!  What, wait, there's no gossip going around in class!  Just the facts ma'am!  And if you're interested, I'm going to teach this same class again in Nevada, MO on Monday, March 17 at the Nine Patch Quilt Shop.  

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I am intrigued with the pattern and will be hopping over to Janome. Your class did a wonderful job of their projects. They, as well as their teacher, should be proud.

  2. I have top all finished and have also helped a friend do one. These are beautiful. Peggy in Nevada


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