Let’s talk about designing quilts. I probably design half of all the quilts I make for various reasons- most of the time though they are for the classes I teach.
When I’m teaching I like to emphasis only one or two new elements at a time. I find this works best when teaching adults in the evenings- everyone’s had a busy day with work and family and life & let’s be honest- quilting is supposed to be fun.
For that reason I found myself creating lots of home decor type patterns- they are small in size, yet large enough to let the quilter experiment with the new technique.
This is one of my favorite patterns- The Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner. I love this pattern because it looks like a complicated star that requires y-seams, yet in reality this is a great way for quilters to practice their precision piecing through flying geese and half square triangles. And with only 3 blocks, you can finish this in time for the holiday weekend!
This pattern is now on sale at Craftsy & is on sale through July 4th for $2.00! As with all my patterns I include lots of diagrams to help the beginning quilter on their journey.
If you make this , please email me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org- I’ve love to see your version!