The Emerald Valley Quilters show is October 6-7 at the Lane County Events Center at the Fairgrounds in Eugene Oregon.
I will have a booth for the first time in quite awhile. I think I remember how. I’ll have many of my quilts on display, and fabrics, rulers and books from my website. Come by and take advantage of all the SHOW SPECIALS!
It seems like I’ve been cutting half-yard pieces for weeks now. I’ll have some fabric on bolts as well. These are all prints from my fabric lines with Clothworks Textiles. Because I haven’t been traveling to teach, I haven’t had as many opportunities to sell these fabrics as I used to, but somehow, I keep buying them. Prices will be $10.00 per yard off the bolt, $5.00 for half-yards, and $2.50 for Fat Quarters.
Also look for good prices for my books and rulers. Please come by and say hello.
The new Love of Quilting magazine came in the mail in February—and in it are the directions for my Berry Blue quilt made with the Blueberry Buckle prints from Clothworks textiles. LOQ will be selling a kit for the quilt, but I have the fabrics available on the website.
Let me tell you about the quilt I’m working on. Remember the subtitle of my Feathered Star Quilt Blocks I book: Really Hard Blocks That Take a Long Time to Make? Well I’m at it again, only with a California Star Medallion quilt that will take a “really long time to make.” The center block is not so hard and I made it a while back, but the first border has 40 three-inch Ohio Stars. I seem to be making 4 blocks a day. The next border is a double-sawtooth and has 200 two-triangle squares. That’s a lot of bias-strips. Then I plan a sampler border of fourteen 12” blocks that all involve two triangle squares: some are new Feathered Star designs, some are traditional blocks that just have lots of triangles. The design involves lattices with about another 250 two-triangles squares
I’m apparently not over the red and white craze inspired by the red and white quilt exhibit in New York a few years ago — and I do love my red stash. I realize some of the prints I’m pulling for this very scrappy quilt are from the 1980s: is that good or bad? The other reds are from my fabric lines Staples V, Raspberry & Cream, and Chocolate & Cherry.
On my website, I put all the red prints I have for sale together on a page called RED ALLOVER. If you go there, along with yardage, you will also see a RED AND WHITE Fat Quarter Pack that I’ve put together to help you build and maintain your stash of red and white prints. I can’t explain it, but as I use up my old red and white prints, I get a little sad that I won’t “have” them anymore — thus the push to find more.http://www.marshamccloskey.com/redallover.html
Here are some other red and white quilts for your enjoyment.
Feathered Star Sampler
Star of Chamblie Sampler
I just heard from Clothworks that my new fabric line, Raspberry & Cream, is now being shipped to stores!! I’ll be getting my bolts at Feathered Star Productions next week! You can see the prints at:
I designed a Block of the Month Pattern for shops to go with the Raspberry & Cream fabrics. The 9″ sampler blocks are from my book, Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party. Shops interested in participating can order the pattern binder on my website. There’s still time!!!
My online Feathered Star course with Craft University is now “ON DEMAND”! You can start any time! For my followers on the blog, you can get 20% off by using the coupon code: NOW20
The class project is a 15″ Radiant Feathered Star: my favorite feathered star block and what I think is one of the easiest to piece. The online course covers drafting, precision cutting, and precision piecing.
Since I’m not able to travel to teach anymore, this is your chance to take my all-time favorite workshop.
My Radiant Blue wall quilt is made of 15″ Radiant Star blocks: the same block we make in the online course.
I finished my new California Feathered Star block! This is the one that I made the scrappy bias-strip set ups for. It is sized for a 9″ finished center. I’m working on a block book of 3″ finished blocks and this will be one of the projects. The 3″ Ohio Star is the same one used in the Winter Star block. I gave detailed instructions for its construction in the Winter Star Tutorial last year. There is another California Star block that has a 7-1/2″ center (2-1/2″ Ohio Stars) in my book Feathered Star Quilt Blocks II on page 34. The quilt shown here was one of the patterns in my book On to Square Two (out of print*).
I also have an old quilt, probably from the 1930s or 1940s, that features one huge California Star. The Ohio Stars in this one finish at 9″so the center is 27″ across. I still haven’t figured out why a California Star has Ohio Stars in it…. maybe Variable Stars would be a better name here. Oh well.