This weekend I worked on a sample block for our guild’s 2011 raffle quilt. The pattern is Granny Stars, designed by Nancy Mahoney and was featured in the July 2009 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.
I’ve separated the sections of the block so that members can either choose from the easier corner square unit or the intermediate star piecing units. Each member working on the quilt will made 2 sections. In addition, the quilt borders will be hand appliqued. All in all it should give everyone in the group the opportunity to use the quilt technique they enjoy the most.
I decided to make a sample block and am really pleased with the pattern. I cut the squares used for the star points a 1/4-inch larger than called for in the pattern. I’m hoping that when the oversize triangles are trimmed to size, the result will be perfectly sharp star points.There is always time to quilt!