It’s hard picking just one winner out of 323 entries for the Save the Bees giveaway, but the true random number generator did it for me. Comment #256 is the lucky winner – Joni G. She said, “I learned to quilt when I was 18-the summer after I graduated high school I spent part of it with my grandmother and she taught me. I joined the Army that fall, got married, had children, lived life , and did a little over those 30+ years. I am retired now and it is a part of what I do now every week….” Congratulations, Joni!
Thank you for following along with this fun block of the month and for participating in the giveaways. I loved reading your comments with the answer to the question, “How long have you been quilting?” There is such a wide range of experience in quilters out there and I’m glad to see there are plenty of newcomers mixed in with the “old timers” (me included).
Now I get to share my completed feathered star block with you. Even though I moaned and groaned about the process, I’m really happy with the results!
This feathered star is part of the Vintage Sampler block of the month that I’m co-teaching at The Granary Quilt Shop. I had a hard time with the instructions (was it me or was it the instructions?) but I made some changes that gave me a larger block with perfect points and intersections.
I’m ready to get back up on that horse and tackle another feathered star block, but this time I’m thinking of using Marsha McCloskey’s Feathered Star Quilt blocks with EQ8. Thanks to one of my blog followers, Becky, for suggesting this! I am also waiting on a pattern developed by another blog follower, Lois, which might be the answer to my perfect feathered star. I’m so thankful for this wonderful quilting community and how supportive we are of each other. You guys are awesome!
I’ll be sharing another quilt soon – my Summer Fun quilt is finally finished! I’m taking photos today and then I’ll give you the quilting details. For now, I’ll leave you with this cute photo of my constant helper, Cooper.
Have a great day!