Our guild does a lot of charity sewing for several local organizations. Whether we do it from home or in a central location, we are a very giving guild. 1 day a month we gather at a Community Health Network location to sew together. These ladies usually turn in 40-50 quilts each month!
Recently a kind fabric designer donated the yardage she had leftover from a past line. Some of the guild members met up to parcel out the fabrics into kits for us to take and make. The fabrics are mostly earth tones and nature motifs. While not something a lot of our quilters like to use to make quilts, I love neutrals and nature inspired prints. So I was eager to check out a kit!
My kit had a Carpenter Star pattern with it, so I decided it was time to make this pattern. I have made the Moda Love pattern, which is basically the same pattern, I have just not done it in the Carpenter Star layout. And with only 3 fabrics in the mix it makes a completely different look! And while I will allow that this pattern in this size is totally easy and quick, a four hour make? I’m not so sure about that. LOL! After 3 hours sewing at Community I only had the HSTs sewn, cut and pressed! OK, so maybe there was a lot of talking, and eating, and looking at other projects. LOL!
Since the fabrics kitted up I am trying to be frugal and get the most out of the yardage. There’s have enough of the sunflower print for the border, it just may not be as wide as the pattern calls for. The finished quilt should be 60″x72″, but mine will likely be 56″x68″. Someone said there’s more of the print in the storeroom, so I might check it out. I just can’t get a wide border and have enough of the print for the binding. Or I could use the dark green for binding. Right now it’s a looooong way from needed binding!