Half way already! How did that happen? This is such a busy time! We have another fun block today from my friend April Mazzoleni of April Mae Designs.
When Konda asked me to be a part of the Fat Quarter Star Quilt Along, the first thing that came to mind was a Cathedral Windows. While making an entire Cathedral Window quilt can be overwhelming and time consuming, one block featuring one Cathedral Window technique could be a lot of fun! Don't be scared off by the name, it's an easy machine stitched technique that adds a lot of punch.
After a few years of making my own quilts, I'm stepping into the world of pattern designing with the launch of my new pattern company - April Mae Designs. I'm excited to have two of my quilt patterns featured in Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine early next year. Other quilt designs are in the works and will be available, along with my Fairy Tale Quiet Book pattern in my shop soon. For those green mama's out there, I also have a Cloth Mama Pad business. Don't forget to stop by my blog and say "Hey!"
Thanks for including me :)
Here's April's block called Cathedral Star:
Here's my version of the star:
Just a note on the pattern -- With the extra layers from the cathedral window in the center, I found that it was hard to tell where the seam from the center 4 patch was to match it up with the star points. To fix this, I used a pin. I don't like to pin if I can help it, but one pin there made a big difference for me.
Click HERE for the link to the instructions.
What happens next?
The drawing will be from the flickr group. The drawing tonight (first thing in the morning really) is for any blocks posted since my last block was posted. The drawing is technically for block 5, but any blocks posted will be in the drawing. There will be some of you who are quick and will get your blocks posted.
This block is "due" in two weeks. I say due, but it really doesn't matter. Post your block when you get it done, and it will be entered into the next drawing. If you make one block, post one picture. If you make two blocks, post two pictures.
What's up for grabs this time?
Lots of stuff! This time we are going to have 5 prizes for those who have a minute to spare in this busy holiday season! April is donating one of her Fairy Tale Quiet Book patterns and a charm pack. Similarly, I have 3 charm packs.