|Oh My Stars Sampler Quilt by Barbara Weiland Talbert|
My original design features nine different star blocks--great for a beginner to make as a sampler quilt while learning basic quiltmaking techniques.
Each block is surrounded by sashing strips and then assembled to make the center of the quilt top.
The fun and finishing touch is the piano key border with small star blocks at each corner.
Last year, I received an email from a customer who had purchased my pattern and was making it for her new granddaughter, due in January 2014. Chris needed help because she wanted to change the design by adding a fourth row of star blocks and wondered about how much more fabric she might need. We had several lovely e-mail exchanges and I asked Chris to share photos of the quilt when she had finished it. Yesterday, she sent me photos of her beautiful quilt and said I could share them here with you! I love this first "atmospheric shot" she took outdoors. She did an outstanding job of choosing bright cheery colors and her workmanship is beautiful. I am sure her granddaughter will treasure this bit of stitched-up love!
|Oh My Stars Sampler by Chris Wenzel|
If you love applique quilts, you might want to consider this design. Barnyard Babies been a popular pattern with quilters looking for a baby quilt to stitch. The sashed setting is fun and fusible applique makes the blocks easy to stitch up. Of course, you can do hand applique if you prefer! As with all of my patterns, this one is also available at my Craftsy pattern store: http://www.craftsy.com/user/153303/pattern-store
|Barnyard Babies by Barbara Weiland Talbert|
As always, I would love to see any quilts you make using my patterns! My email address is featured in all of them!
Until next time, keep sewing and smiling!