Canadian Star for April's Threads of Memory

>> Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I couldn't think of a better way to spend my first day after finishing teachers college than quilting.
Could you!

Yes! I wrote my last exam on Tuesday. Hard to believe {somedays!} that those 8 months are over.

I was thrilled to see that April's Threads of Memory block is called Canada Star!
 Thanks Barbara!
Of course I wanted to make this block in red and white to symbolize Canada's colours on our flag, but I did manage to use up some more Christmas specific scraps as well. I also finally cut into the frosted white dots from Holly Holderman that I found in a thrift shop. Happy all around here!

Canada Star for Lucie Blackburn

What can I say except that I think tonight I'm going to make another block - a bear paw! I want to make this one in red white and green! I think it will join my Christmas orphan blocks collection:)

April Aurifil Block by Angela Yosten  - links to pdf 

Here's the link to Pat Sloan's interview with Angela on the Aurifil blog

I had a really silly, strange idea today - which means it just might turn into a quilt! I was making the Threads of Memory blocks to go with my Christmas orphan blocks - which I'll take a picture of and post when I go home next week. Today I noticed I really like these star blocks on point. That made me think of the saying

 "oh my stars and garters" 

which as a quilter, brought these two blocks to mind -
Star blocks and fan blocks set on point as snakes!

Here's the most recent example of the snake quilt I've seen - over at Wonkyworld, a very inspiring site if you love quilts, especially antique quilts.
 More 70s Quilts

There's also a snake trails quilt in the Emilie Richards quilt book I won a few years ago. It's always in the back of my mind {apparently!}

What do you think? Am I crazy to make a Stars and Garter {Snake} Quilt?
Would you make one?

With Joy,

Sarah Vee


Beth May 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM  

Congrats!!!! School is over!!! Are you over the moon to be home?
Love the red and white bloclk.
I think you should follow your idea, they seem to always come out great.

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