One of the things I like best is getting emails and photos from individuals or groups that have used one of the instructions sheets to make donation quilts. Linda wrote me:
Hi Mary, back on Feb 6th, I posted on your pattern page that our church group was using your “Four Patch Stars” as our QOV pattern for the year.
A lot has happened since then, but we just dedicated and shipped 9 of your pattern quilts to Germany, a USO and a field hospital.
And during the month of July we were asked to hang our quilts at the “Old State Capitol” in Springfield, Il. Quite an honor and humbling to see them in those hallowed halls.
Thank you so much for this great pattern, it made beautiful quilts!
United in Faith Church Quilters’ Group
Here are 4 of the photos she sent. I love how all the quilts turned out.
You can find the instructions for the Four Patch Stars on my website.
OK, it will have to be Plan B for this little HeartStrings top. I keep shredding my thread as I try to quilt these swirls … I’ve changed needles, slowed down, sped up … Whenever I get near the seams, the thread frays and breaks.
So I’ll pick out the two blocks I’ve quilted and throw the walking foot on and do some straight line quilting.
Don’t expect to see any progress on this one for a week or more. I’m traveling Saturday and there are lots of stitches to pick out before I can start over.
I’m really enjoying piecing my 4 Patch on the Diagonal quilt and I have just a couple more blocks to make. I love the bright colors I’m using but it also looks good scrappy and eventually I’ll make that version also. There are instructions on the website at the link above.
I was thinking today that a RWB version would work too … In this case, I’ve rotated the 4 patches so the lights create a secondary chain (Jackie did that on her version which is also on the website at the link above.) This quilt would be 60×72 as pictured below but you could add more blocks or a border if you wanted.