Hello Friends, I am still plugging along with catching up with overdue posts. Thank you for bearing with me. I hope you have been well, and your pre-Christmas week got off a stupendous start. I still have a bit to do before I am ready for Christmas (including finish piecing a quilt top!). We had traveled for Thanksgiving for a getaway this year. So, I am making our Thanksgiving meal this weekend. I just took the turkey out to thaw to get it ready for brining. Before I go on, I just have to share with you one of the salt dough ornaments Miss Baby and I made over the weekend. We are definitely sending you Christmas love from our hearts…
Back to Sherbet Stars…. did you see the quilt on the cover – behind the chair? This is my first time having a quilt on the cover of a McCall’s Quilting issue. I am beyond excited. :) Oh look – some of the quilting even shows!
This is technically a 2016 feature in McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2016) issue, but since the magazine is currently out on newsstands, I am going ahead and share about it in case you want to purchase the issue while it is still out. Complete instructions are included in the magazine. Even before I received my copy, Kathy B. had emailed me about spotting the quilt in the magazine. (Thanks, Kathy!!)
Newsflash – sawtooth stars in my quilt – hehe! I have shared with you various times I am kind of on an unofficial quest to see how many ways I can use the sawtooth star blocks in my designs. Click here and here. I think I am about ready to do a third installment of my sawtooth star quilts. :)
The sawtooth star blocks in Sherbet Stars are set on-point for a fun layout. The quilt uses the Katherine Ann fabrics, designed by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics. I love the combination of brown, purple, lime green and pink together… and the stripes!
You may purchase the quilt top kit here.
I am hoping to be able to show you before the week is over the “fraternal twin” of Sherbet Stars – i.e., another magazine feature quilt using the same fabrics. Perhaps you have already seen it? I tried to take the twin for a photo shoot last weekend because it was going to be warm. For some reason, the dock we went to was a bit wet and foggy. So, my photo shoot attempt was foiled and unsuccessful… so, we came home and made the aforementioned salt dough cookies.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed seeing Sherbet Stars. What do you think of Sherbet Stars? What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it?
My 2015 Line-up
Note: You may click here for the exhaustive list of my published work.
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Calendar: In Your Corner
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 73): Over The Fence
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 76): Needles and Pins
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)
Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Snowbirds
Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Painted Snowball
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2015): Cozy Town
McCall’s Quilting (September/October 2015): Twilight Trellis
McCall’s Quick Quilts (December 2015/January 2016): Rows of Roses
Quilters Newsletter (October/November 2015): Sherry’s Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilter’s World (Winter 2015): Square Dance
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)
February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)
February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)
March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)
April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)
April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)
August: Chelsea (Quilting Treasures)
September: Charlotte (Quilting Treasures)
September: Sassy (Quilting Treasures)
October: Devon (Quilting Treasures)
November: Jenny Jane (Hoffman Fabrics)
November: Our Father (Quilting Treasures)