Sunday, 24 June 2012
Starry Table Runner
I have been teaching for nearly a year now and (I am sure I have said this before but bear with me) I really never expected it to be such a wonderful, rewarding experience. This week I got my first ever Teacher's Present! One of my lovely students brought me in a bag with some Ruby Star Shining Typewriter fabric and a bar of chocolate! (Thank you Nikki!!). I certainly never expected presents!
this quilt top. Most of them had only made a log cabin quilt before (my beginner's course) so I thought they had come a long way to be tackling this on their last week!
So every week I had to make samples and demonstrate in class, and though I know I should just put these away for the next class, I have been itching to use my samples to make stuff.
Christmas Star quilt hangs in my classroom and is always a big hit with the students, and they are always asking how to make it.
I had 2 blocks made when the class finished and a friend with a special birthday coming up (yes another one!), so it didn't seem too much work to make 3 more and turn them in to this Starry Table Runner!
Sheila did warn me about this!). But I am struggling a bit to come up with enough ideas!
I thought I would do Double Wedding Ring and something with HST's, maybe some FMQing. I could do Cathedral Window but that's going to be a full day later in the year, as is the Porthole Technique (I've already checked this is ok with Lu, in case you think I am being very presumptious!).