Red Star at Night
Come along and make a start on Jo’s prize winning quilt ‘Red Star at Night’.
My red star quilt has had a bit of a long life in the making I started 20 years ago it got dirty and I put it away, but now that it is finished I absolutely love it, the first star quilt I made like this I did it the English paper piecing method, it took ages but I still have it, but I then moved on to either making one big star with big strips or little strips for lots of small stars. You work out a sequence make strips with careful cutting and piecing it is very successful and very much quicker the fabric border is new fabric now but matches the stars and shows its never too late to finish.
I will start the class by showing how I grade the fabrics and join the stars from strips, so it is best not to cut anything until you come.
Sewing machine in good working order with instruction book
Basic sewing kit, ruler, pencil
6 – 8 long quarters of toning colour fabric for a small quilt or 8 – 10 half metres for a large quilt
1m of calico or backing fabric for a small quilt or 2½m for a large quilt