Speaking of baby quilts, my student has started her third charity quilt. We had some nice pastel fabrics donated to us, so we are using these this time, rather than going shopping and spending money. My student is very fond of the Friendship Star block, as she made her mom four mug coasters featuring that design for Christmas. She loved the idea of making an entire quilt using that block. I think her first star is lovely, in that fresh feminine pink.
We made half square triangles the old fashioned way, where you draw a line diagonally on a square and sew on each side of the line. She did not care for cutting a 7/8th measurement, but got through it without any mis-cuts. She liked the drawing the line part, and it was a great lesson in how important an accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance is when sewing on either side of it. She really is a careful sewer, and I certainly love how she obeys my instructions. Wish more other folks did that for me. (In my dreams...)
The book to the left of her quilt block is Quilts for Baby, Easy as ABC by Ursula Reikes. Ursula has written at least three Quilts for Baby books, and all of them are great for beginning sewers. All of my student's quilts have come from two of these books.
Her quilts need to all be done by mid April, as her final presentation of her Senior Project takes place at the end of April. She has told me that she is going to see if I might attend her presentation, which would please me no end.
I have enjoyed sewing with this young lady so much. Evidently she has enjoyed the experience as well, as she has asked me if she might continue to meet with me for help with future projects she wants to make just for fun. Another recruit to the world of quilting!