Whew! What a month! We’ve been buuuusy around here, still getting back into the swing of school, and also enjoying a special week with Grandma & Grandpa. More on all that fun later this week- today I wanted to share a few pics of my new Triple Barnstar Quilt Workshop, which is happening this month over on Craftsy. I posted a couple of pics on Instagram, but wanted to hop on here as well to share more. I just love this happy quilt!
These Craftsy workshops are really fun because they’re quilt-alongs that include all of the fabric for the quilt top. And just like a Craftsy class, you can ask questions, chat and post pictures in the forums, but instead of video, there are oodles of step by step photos and instructions. It’s kinda like, social event + fabric shopping + make a quilt = love it.
I had planned to use this quilt in my living room, but somehow it made it’s way onto my bed. Something about a big pretty star quilt on a bed….ah! It’s 72″ X 72″, so not a proper queen size, but I can’t bear to move it!
The fabrics we’re using in the September workshop are Joel Dewberry’s new line, Birch Farm. I just love it! Yummy teal, chartreuse, brown, and mossy green. I have some yardage leftover so I think I’m going to make some pretty pillowcases to match, at some point (famous last words).
So the design for this quilt was actually from the last road trip we took to visit family on the East Coast for Christmas. Along the way we saw dozens of gorgeous barnstars – lovely traditional star quilt blocks painted on the sides of barns. We’d be speedin’ on down the road, and whiz right passed one and I’d say, “Babe! Turn around! I have to get a picture of that barnstar!” Ha! :) It was a fun trip, and I did get to snap pics of a couple of them. Here’s the one that inspired this quilt specifically.
And what’s a quilt without some snuggling? This is my absolute favorite way to photograph quilts…just wrap my kids up in them and say, enjoy! I think Nora took this one particularly seriously….”Quilt Queen”.
So that’s that! If you’re interested in signing up, you can do that HERE. It’s not too late- the fabric is rushed to you, so you can jump right in and get to stitching right away.
I hope your September is off to a good start as well! Thanks for stopping by! More on our fun school adventures later this week…