Sunday, February 17, 2008
Quilt Guild Meeting
Gotta show the pretty tulips! There's a little red teddy bear in there somewhere. I dug around my 'stuff' and found a second one to join him.
Yesterday was quilt guild day and the program was Hunter Star. These are the batiks I chose. I made just 4 blocks, keeping my project do-able. The instructor (thanks Joy!) did not use this book, but I had it already and would recommend it. This book by Jan Krentz, is beautiful, based on the Hunter Star. This pattern can be made a bazillion ways, and her book is plum full of lovely photos and ideas.
The sample packets of batting (below) are made from corn -- one is 100% corn, and other is 50% corn and 50% cotton batting, marketed by Mountain Mist. Interesting - they both feel good to me. The one with cotton in it had a bit more 'grab' to it. Recently on a mail list, they were talking about another new type of batting made of bamboo fibers.
This is my unquilted project. While the layout looks complicated, it was not (as is often the truth). I DID use a nifty 45 degree diamond ruler that helped keep the angle accurate. The light streaks were coming in the window, a very welcome sign that spring might be showing up eventually.