The best thing about working full time in a quilt store is the friends you make.
We have a team of four now (Five and six if we count a couple of our kids who would prefer not to be named) that have spent the past few years celebrating each other’s wins or holding each other up when things are getting rough.
We said goodbye to our parents with each other, we have celebrated when new babies entered our families!
They are a strong foundation for the store, and we truly could not do this without them. They help us hurry up and get samples done, set up quilt shows, fold and assemble patterns. You name it, they have done it.
More importantly, they help us keep business concerns in perspective.
We would not be where we are without them, and we know it!
So today we are raising our glass (ok, it’s a strong cup of coffee) to that group of quilters we have nick named the Quilting Aunties.
Day Four: Double Saw Tooth Star…
Half Square Triangles: A/F Combination: Make Sixteen
On the wrong sides of the squares from A, draw a line from corner to corner. Pair up, RST, with the squares from F. Sew a quarter inch seam on each side of the line. Cut on the line, flip triangles back, and press. Trim/Square to required size.
Flying Geese: Make Fou
Sew the Half square triangles into four rows of two. Press seams.
They will measure…….
Row’s One & Three: (they are the same thing, so make a total of two)
Order of Piecing. Bow tie, flying geese, Bow tie. Press seams.
They will finish at…
The middle Row
Order of piecing: Flying geese, variable star, flying geese. Press seams.
Sew rows one and three to the top and bottom of row two. Press seams.
That’s it for today! Tomorrow we will do the grand reveal!
Mari is the owner (and Slave) of Yankee Dutch Quilting. She spends much of her time being bossed around by "Thing One" (her perfect eldest daughter), who may or may not also be her web editor.