After that it was only a week until I gave a presentation at quilt guild called "Charmed: Five things to do with five inch squares." I talked about the disappearing four patch (picture from the guild presentation) and divided nine patch blocks, templates, easy half square triangles, The Happy Zombie's hourglass technique, and flying geese with bonus triangles. Some photos below.
|Disappearing four patch|
|Divided nine patch|
|step-by-step flying geese|
|hourglass option one|
|hourglass option two|
At the end of September I participated in a quilt class taught by Barbara Cline on one of her triangle-based patterns called, "Chinese Checkers." Here is a photo of Barbara I took in class holding up her quilt:
I think I'll try to clear a few more unfinished tops off my to do list before I start sandwiching and quilting the smaller ones of them (and sending the larger ones to Star City Stitchery). Soon it will be time to start Christmas gifts (only pillowcases and table runners this year, I think - no quilts) and my challenge quilt for the 2013 quilt show. I have an idea, which is half the battle; I just need to figure out how to execute it.
Now, one of these days, I'll catch up on READING some quilt blogs!!