Today I am busy getting everything packed up to take to a class. I am teaching the Studio 180 Design pattern Galaxy at a workshop for my guild, Cheshire Quilters' Guild, in Keene, New Hampshire.
I am particularly looking forward to seeing the various combinations of fabric. I've gotten sneak peeks at a couple of them and they are awesome! I'll post some pictures afterwards so you can enjoy the variety too!
Here is a picture of my Christmas version of the medium size. The medium size is made using 3" finished units. The small uses 2" finished and the large uses 4" finished units. This is an awesome way to create multiple sizes for a pattern because the design is exactly the same. Below is the small version I made.
The fabulous thing about this design is the illusion of circles. There is only straight piecing in this quilt but our minds round things out. The key to getting the circular illusion is to have good contrast. The green and the blue contrast nicely with the red to create the design.
In other news, I am taking part in a blog hop this week. I will be sharing how I designed my quilt Tumbling Stars. Stay tuned!