Monday, February 22, 2010

Of the same and something new more. Hmmmmm...

I'm still using Yoda for my post titles....sure you noticed, am I.

The pieced border for Faceted Jewels calls for 100 tricolor flying geese. Another first on this quilt for me.

I go back and forth between Eleanor Burns' rulers and Open Gate's rulers for making geese. Eleanor Burns' rulers don't allow for a mixed sky so I was glad I had another method that I was familiar with and could use.

So if you ever need to make tricolor geese, this is the ruler for you!

Several folks left comments on my Hibiscus at My Caribbean Cabin post about Judy Martin having a new book!! That was news to me, thank you!! I got right on that little tidbit.

Here it is, Stellar Quilts......I'm loving these quilts, I'm loving these quilts so much that I can't even imagine changing them up!!

Ooh lala
Look at this corner!!

I love this pattern too!!

Look at THIS corner!!

As a matter of fact, I love all the patterns. Plus the book shows different layouts and color ways for each pattern. This book must have over 100 different options/patterns in it! I couldn't come up with a different take on any pattern if I tried, Judy has done it all!

The patterns look complex, but I like a challenge every now and then. The perfect setup would be a week retreat with Judy as an instructor. If anyone hears of one let me know. In the meantime I may have to figure out how to have a week retreat at home!


  1. I love this book! It will be my next quilting book to purchase! Beautiful quilts!
    I can't wait to see your quilt.

  2. Glad to see the progress on your faceted jewels! I am so anxious to see it with the borders! Oh my, I have been eyeing up Judy Martin's new book and have not gotten around to buying it yet. Now it has moved to the top of my list!! Thanks for sharing some of the quilts in it, they are gorgeous.

  3. I'll have to check that book out. The quilts you featured look wonderful. Can't wait to see more of your Faceted Jewels.

  4. I'm glad that you shared this book with me. It looks like so much fun! I love individual patterns, but there is NOTHING like sitting down and reading a wonderful quilt book. LOVE. IT.

  5. I've only seen the book online, which doesn't give you a lot of idea of whats IN the book. I'll have to keep a look out for it.

  6. I have not seen this book before, but I'm definitely going to look for it the next time I'm at the quilt store. It looks like it has some wonderful quilts in it. Do love those corners!!

  7. Those geese certainly are beautiful! I've had success making tri-colored geese with the Eleanor Burns tool, too.

  8. Faceted Jewels is going to be so gorgeous!

  9. Love all those colorful geese! Have you ever tried piecing flying geese using the Easy Angle ruler, or the other similar rulers out there? Those rulers are all I use anymore to piece half square triangles and flying geese because I can cut the units from my bins of strips and you can easily mix and match to make things scrappy, or make the sky different fabrics in your case.

    The book looks great too. I'll have to add that to my list. Judy Martin is a quilting genius.

  10. ooooooooo ... i want to eat up those flying geese ... i think i gained ten pounds just looking at them


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