Sunday, June 16, 2013
String Pieced Star
Our guild hosted Ami Simms as speaker and workshop leader on Friday and Saturday. OMG, what fun we had! We laughed until we cried. Ami is a seriously fun person. If the quilt thing doesn't work out for her (doubtful), she can always do stand up comedy. Yes, she is that funny. We learned how not to make a quilt, about the Yo-You Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties, and how to make a wonderful string pieced star. This is a great project for using up those scraps. I started out looking for a large enough piece of fabric for the background (3/4 yard needed) and then pulling whatever I thought would go with it. As if anything really goes with cheddar! My eye settled on the stacks of fall and Halloween fabrics and from there it was just a tiny glance to the right to find the cat fabrics. Cats go with Halloween, don't they?
The fun thing about this project is that quarter inch seams don't matter. You make the string sets, and whatever measurement you get after making them, determines the size of the half square triangles and center squares. No stress, just fun. Most of us went home with the top mostly pieced. I will add the string pieced border that Ami suggests. ARs (Alert Readers) will notice a slight smudge in the upper left cheddar square that I will admit is from chocolate icing. Enough said.
To see more of what we made, go to Ami's Facebook page.