Hi there, I'm Debra of Mypatchworkpalace blog from Melbourne Australia. I've just started blogging this year and I'm very excited to be part of this Jubilee Quilt Project. I'll be turning 50 next January so I'm giving myself a bit extra time to make my quilt.
I had lots of ideas for quilts I'd like to make I could easily spend the rest of the year trying to decide. I was thinking medallion with applique of some sort. Or I have the Flower Basket Medallion pattern by Kim McLean.....Or I've started the little basket quilt from Blackbird Designs book Where the Cold Wind Blows.....
Lucky for me I had a couple of friends over for stitching and they helped me decide. Always helps to have quilting friends for advice.
My plan is I'm going to start with string pieced stars in the centre maybe 9 or 16 I'll be making it up as I go along. I'd like a border with applique I'm thinking something folk art style. I have some meterage of a charcoal grey and black spot for the background. I have collected bright and novelty prints for years and I've decided they are going to be my strings, they look really great against the dark background. The photo above is my 1st star block completed. I used some 15" Lemoyne Star templates I bought from Somerset Patchwork for the block. So far so good I really like the block even if it did take about 3 hours for me to piece the block together! Hope the piecing will get quicker with practice.