|Tuesday, Oct. 30|
Richard and Tanya Quilts
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Sandi - A Legacy of Stitches
|Thursday, Nov. 1|
Faith - Fresh Lemon Quilts
Today we would like to share my block Richard's Star. Richard is a fan of star's and created this using the quilting program Electronic Quilt 7 or EQ7 for short. When I created this pattern, I wasn't quite thinking it would involve such small blocks. As it turns out, the 9 patch in the center is under 2 inches per block and my hands are a tad big. My wife (Tanya) laughed at me working on my little blocks and she told me that maybe I should have made my block a little bigger. If you spend any time poking around Richard and Tanya's quilts, we try to have a little fun. So what did I do? I went bigger.
I made it a little bigger. Its hard to tell the perspective on this with just the single block, but the above block is a 45 inches by 45 inches.
To put the blocks into some perspective, I had my daughter Rebecca hold them up together. Now I don't suggest that every one do it this way, but with my wife laughing at me about my small block I could not resist going big!
I have created a PDF with instructions on my star and also give you a easier version if you want to save yourself from all the little tiny piecing in the middle.
Please download my PDF and if you make one of my stars don't forget to link up at on the flicker group.
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It is now time for prizes. Regardless if you make my block or not, if you put a comment on this post you will be entered into a drawing to win a charm pack "French General Favorites" from Fat Quarter Shop one of my sponsors. If you need a idea to talk about, Tanya would love to know your favorite fall activity and she promises to answer every comment personally! (I will also) This drawing is open until Tuesday, November 6th.
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