Yesterday my friend, Nathalie in France, has started her New Year's "not a mystery" project for us! I have been watching her make the sample which she has named the Sunflower and it's a charming quilt. It uses Marti Michell's new 2" Kite and Crown Template Set. I'm going to follow along and thought you might enjoy doing the same!
If you own my DVD Set-In Piecing Simplified or you've attended one of my Tumbling Blocks workshops, this quilt will be a good next step to practice chain-piecing through those y-seams. If you haven't purchased the DVD yet or you haven't watched it yet, what a good way to begin your 2015 year of quilting -- by learning a new technique!
HERE. Don't be intimidated by the French! If you have the Google toolbar, activate the "translate" button -- once Nathalie's post is downloaded, click translate and "ta-da", it's English.
they are $14 plus shipping -- go here to my on-line shop and order them today or if you live nearby, e-mail me and make arrangements to stop by.
If I get the first step cut this afternoon, I can mark them this evening during the return of Downton Abbey!!
UPDATE: 1/5/2015 -- Following is a translation of the supplies and fabrics needed to make Nathalie's quilt which is a lap robe size
Tools needed include Marti Michell's 2" Kite and Crown Set, Set G, and the Small 60 degree Ruler
Fabrics needed include 12 fat quarters or a jelly roll for the "crown" petals
1 1/4 yards background fabric
1/2 yard for first border
1 yard for second border
If you use a jelly roll, you can make a "pieced" center hexagon using the prints in the jelly roll or pull another 1/2 of fabric for a center hexagon.
Here is link to some photos of Nathalie's first top of the quilt.