|Star of Bethlehem - 1st quilt|
My friend and I wanted to take a class to learn how to make quilts because we liked quilts. We had even taken a bus tour with ladies all older than us and found we were the only non-quilters on the tour! haha!! She had sewed a little bit and I had done a lot of garment sewing.
We bought our fabrics at the quilt shop where the class would be held and arrived at class as eager beavers. And then the teacher said, "This is an advanced class, not for beginners." :( She let us stay anyway! :)
We were taught with plastic templates and pieced these tiny pieces with the 1/4" seam.
I think we were taught an odd method for the vine in the border. We traced 1/4 of the pattern on plastic template and drew the line on the border with a pencil. Of course, I learned later I wouldn't be able to cover both lines once I turned under the edges of the vine. And then I learned years later about a bias strip used for a vine like that. My vine has ends turned under at the center of each border. Oh well.
The wallhanging is 17" square. The diamonds in the star finish to 1".
Made in 1988 in those oh.so.popular colors of mauve and country blue! ;) This is machine pieced before rotary cutters and I hand quilted it.