Where did September Go???
Well, I’m glad to be posting again! As some of you who follow me on Facebook know, I had the info all ready to go and I couldn’t access the WordPress site. I was up at my camp and had left my password etc. home thinking I knew the password. Hello!!! I guess I must have changed it last year and it was nothing that I ever would have remembered in a million years! Oye! But! I have it now! I’m on the site and it’s time to get this show on the road! WooHoo!!!
But first a little info you might enjoy. A few years ago I acquired a piece of property on a small man-made lake in upstate New York near the Adirondacks……..Fawn Lake. I had a “camp” built and I did most of the finishing work myself. It is peaceful and quiet. No motors allowed other than a trolling motor, no jet skis, no loud anything except an occasional four-wheeler going by. There are neighbors sometimes but usually no one is up there. No city lights. Stars everywhere in the black sky at night. This is one of my favorite places on this earth……my happy place! A few years ago I figured out a pattern that I wanted to make someday. It sat on the back burner, patiently waiting. When I was thinking about this years mystery it came to mind….why don’t we do that pattern? It will finally get made!!!! And so here it is…..Summer Stars On Fawn Lake! I hope it turns out as wonderful and beautiful as this “Happy Place” of mine! (And now, I hope, you are all just saying…Awwwwwww.) LOL!!!
I want you all to know up front. This quilt may be a challenge to some of you but if you persevere you can do it!!! The layout is very different as is the piecing. There are baby flying geese! And on the Lake too!!!…… for real!!! But not to worry, we will be doing no waste flying geese, making 4 at a time with no half square triangles to think about. Don’t know how to do them? I will walk you through it! Easy Peasey! Also, I have been asked could we use 2 1/2″ squares. Yes, you can…..with a warning…….lots of little pieces here….so no whining!!! There are two sizes to this quilt and it can not be partially made or cut down due to the layout. The size of the quilt is determined by the size of the pieces used in the square. So here goes!
Summer Stars on Fawn Lake
Quilt sizes with NO borders:
84″x 96″ has 12″ finished squares
63″ x 72″ has 9″ finished squares – amounts will be in ( ).
Fabrics and Cutting Requirements:
152 – 3 1/4″ (2 1/2″) assorted colored squares
32 – 1 1/2″ (1 1/2″) assorted colored squares
384 – 2″ (1 5/8″) assorted colored squares
24 – 4 3/4″ (4″) Bright Yellow/Orange (for Star Center) or approx. 1/2 yd.
24 – 4 3/4″ (4″) Bright Colors (for Star Center)
Background Fabric – You can use scrappy if you keep the same color and value or my Electric Quilt software says you will need approximately 6 yd. (4 1/2 yd.).
36 – 6″ (4 1/2) squares
8 – 6″x 12 1/2″ (4 1/2″x 9 1/2″) logs
120 – 4 1/2″ (3 1/2″) squares
152 – 3 1/4″ (2 1/2″) squares
96 – 3 1/2″ (2 3/4″) squares
384 – 1 1/2″ (1 1/4″) squares
120 – 1 1/2″x 6″ (1 1/2″x 4 1/2″) logs
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