Upcoming Virtual Cookie Exchange

While nursing myself for relief of sciatica pain I’ve kept busy working on a new quilt idea and blocks to add to For The Love of Geese quilt.  Not every block looks balanced with this quilt full of flying geese but I think I have finally managed to come up with one, a paper pieced star block.  On Dec 7th I will share the pattern as a free download during a Virtual Cookie Exchange. The Virtual Cookie Exchange  will take place from Dec. 5th thru Dec. 7th. It’s being hosted by Just Let Me Quilt, head over and check out the other bloggers who are participating. Recipes for yummy stuff,  holiday traditions, patterns, who knows what you will benefit from or learn by visiting the blogs on these days.

No sneak peeks at the star block that I will be sharing. Though I will tell you this: it will be a paper pieced pattern so brush up on you pp skills, there will be multiple layout options for the block. If you like flying geese there will be an option to add them to the block or not. If you like blocks with Irish Chains, there is an option for that or not.  Instructions for piecing the Irish chain will not be included, you will need to do the math for the 4 patch blocks yourself. I’ve considered making this block larger for a medallion in a quilt but that really doesn’t serve my purpose right now so it will be an 18″ block. The block would make a great pillow sham, you could add a border and create a wall hanging, or if you like quilts with Irish Chains you could turn this block into an entire quilt with Irish Chains connecting all the blocks.  If you are good with colors and values it would make a wonderful 3d quilt. That’s all for now, hope this leaves you pondering and you come back on Dec 7th for 2 recipes.  A recipe for a star block and a recipe for one of my favorite Christmas candies.

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