The first day in Mom's studio I worked on Lisa Bongean's "Vintage Nine." I wanted to figure out how to square the three inch nine patch squares. I got the center group of patches together, and one of the wool accented side borders (minus most of its leaves; I suddenly remember).Next, I told Mom I wanted to work on one of her patterns, so she set me to working on "Easy Stars." At first we did multicolored stars on a tan background (see below), but I decided I like the paler colored star on a blue field (above). I am not yet good at getting the seams to match correctly, but with practice I should improve.
This chair is full of the new Brannock (Mom) & Patek fabric line from MODA. She (Mom) gave me some to bring home in hopes I will make a quilt entirely of this line. Or maybe I am the one that came up with that idea. I can't remember.
The "Easy Stars" pattern also features a pieced heart, and this is mine (also the new fabric):
I love spending time in the backyard....
The visit "home" was too fast. Mom and I did more sewing this time than we ever had, but still didn't have enough time to get much done.