A quilter and fabric designer whom I have admired for years is "retiring" from the quilting business. If you follow Karen Snyder on Facebook or on her blog, Anna Lena Land, you know she has recently purchased a home in Sweden and wants to spend part of the year there. So she is handing off her "Block a Day" Facebook group -- to me!
Here is the link to my post announcing the Quilt Block a Day, and here is the tutorial for the first season. Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice (at 4:51 am in Denver!) so the tutorial for the Summer block will be posted then.
But in the meanwhile, here is my finished "Bethlehem Star" quilt, held by the helpful DH:
The finished quilt is 80" X 90" with 90 star blocks. I used my extensive collection of low-volume prints and as many Kona cotton solids as I could get my hands on.
Here is a detail of the meander pattern quilted with Superior Threads "Omni" in Natural White:
And here is a closeup of the "My Aunt Martha Made It" label (from GutenTags) and Susie's Magic Binding. Gotta love that bright orange backing fabric!
I'd love to see your Bethlehem Stars. Even if you didn't make 90 blocks, send me a photo of what you made and we'll have a "Quilt Block a Day" parade. How about we schedule it for Labor Day (that's September 1) so you can get your blocks sewn together?
Linking up to TGIFF Friday at Sew Fresh Quilts.
And Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
As well as Link-a-Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts.
Come back tomorrow for the Summer Quilt Block a Day tutorial!
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