In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...
In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the cover quilt, Quilter's Newsletter January 1999.
Although I have been playing with fabrics and threads since childhood, I didn't make my first quilt until 1969, but by 1982 quilting became my passion. I have had several years of in-depth study of quilt history, design and techniques with some very traditional and non-traditional quilt teachers.
Since then one of my quilts won an Honorable Mention at the American Quilt Society in Paducah, KY and have had eight quilts juried into American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, KY and four into the International Quilt Assn in Houston, TX.
I also have numerous patterns and books published, as well as teaching quilt classes on line at Quilt University. The book "A Thread Runs Through It," is based on my one woman play, which has been wonderful to present to guilds.
My website keeps me busy too. For over ten years I have been presenting an Applique Block of the Month at http://bdieges.com.
The many triangles in this quilt are all made from squares, using my easy Sewfasst(r) techniques, no triangle was harmed in the making of this quilt. Pieced Half Square triangles lend themselves to many design possibilities. This star is only one of them, another design is included in the pattern. Make it from scraps, all you can find, or use coordinated dark, medium and light fabrics, instructions for either are included. The pattern instructions are for a 40"x40" quilt, but the quilt can be doubled in size by simply making the Half Square Triangles larger. How to do this is included in the instructions.
Copyright bdieges designs(c)2013. All rights reserved. You are welcome to make quilts from these patterns for yourself or as gifts. Please, I ask you NOT to photocopy, reproduce in any way, using any means or market the patterns with the intent to sell or to share. Please do not give copies of the patterns to your friends. Send them here to purchase their own pattern. If you aren't sure, email me and ask. Let's keep the creative spirit of crafting alive, and give credit where credit is due.