Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by on this fine Sunday! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend so far. I want to extend a special welcome to those who are visiting for the first time. I hope you enjoy your visit.
EVENT: Marie Bostwick’s Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop, hosted by Michele of Quilting Gallery.
Monday, April 29 – Marie’s intro post and her block – http://quiltinggallery.com/
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery – http://quiltinggallery.com/
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie Hunter – Quiltville – http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
*Thursday, May 2 – Pat – Pat Sloan – http://patsloan.typepad.com/
*Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams – http://www.persimondreams.com/
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting – http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction – http://www.joscountryjunction.com/
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring – https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc. – http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge Blog – http://www.quiltinglodgeblog.com/
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine – http://generationqmagazine.com/
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sew Hooked – http://sewhooked.com/
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works – http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
ABOUT MARIE: http://www.mariebostwick.com/
ABOUT Between Heaven and Texas:
In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there…
Welcome to Too Much–where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common–superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.
While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted–a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable…
Making my 12″ Orange Eyed Susan Star Block:
Step 1. Cutting. Cut from solids or mottled fabrics – one (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) orange square, one (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) light pink square, one (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) dark pink square.
Step 2. Cutting. Cut from floral print fabric – two (1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) rectangles, two (1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) rectangles, four (4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) squares, two (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) squares.
Step 3. Constructing HST units. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of one (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) floral print square. Lay square, right sides together, on the dark pink (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) square.
Sew 1/4″ away from the drawn line on both sides of the line.
Cut along the drawn line. Open and press to yield two half-square-triangle units. Repeat the process with the remaining (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) floral print square and the (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) pink square.
Step 4. Constructing QST units. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of one pink/floral HST unit. Place unit, right sides together, on one dark pink/floral HST – making sure the floral triangles are opposite from each other in the HST units.
Sew 1/4″ away from the drawn line, on both sides of the line. Cut along the drawn line. Open and press to reveal two Quarter-Square-Triangle Units. Repeat with the remaining HST units to make a total of four QST units.
Step 5. Constructing block center. Sew two (1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) floral rectangles to the opposite sides of the (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) orange square. Add two (1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) floral rectangles to the remaining opposite sides.
Step 6: Block Assembly. Sew together the units together as shown to complete the star block. Please note that the diagrams do not depict the 1/4 seams allowance around edge of block.
My block sewn out:
Click here: Blog Hop Block to download pattern instructions.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite book. Entries are accepted between now and Friday (5/10/2013).
GOING ONE STEP FURTHER:
Be a part of the Linus Project. Quoting from Quilting Gallery:
“Want to help out a great cause while enjoying the great free patterns from Marie’s Blog Tour? Make an extra star block and donate it the The Linus Connection. Jennifer from Sewhooked has been an active volunteer for The Linus Connection for over 10 years. She’s made and donated approximately 300 quilts to The Linus Connection since 2002, many of them made from orphan blocks donated by quilters from around the world.
The Linus Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in the Central Texas area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!!