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I found a website to host my free candle mat a month program. I'm so exited, I can hardly sit still long enough to type or to sew.

I'd give you the url now, but, you'd run off to see the site. Never fear, I'll post the link at the end of my rambling.

I've made the final decision on the blocks to use for the candle mats. With so many to choose from, It was a difficult choice narrowing it down to just 12. I decided I wanted a theme so that if people don't want to make them into candle mats, the blocks could be joined into a cohesive quilt.

The first step was to decide if I wanted blocks that would make a secondary pattern or did I want them to be sashed? Since I don't usually care for sashed quilt, I tend to stay away from them. My contrary side took over and declared that the quilt would be sashed, just to prove I could do that too. So at the end of the 12 month cycle, I will post the sashing. border and binding instructions to make the blocks into a quilt top.

So, you'r asking, what theme did I come up with? Stars of course, my favorite of all quilt designs. There are so many to choose from.

Of course, the technique I'm offering them in is paper piecing. Why? Because if I don't, I tend to cut of the star points. What's a star if the points have been cut off. I don't know, nor do I want to find out.

It's about time I gave you that link and got back to the business of quilting.

So far, all I have up are a couple of tutorials, The first candle mat will be up by the end of the month, if not sooner. Each block will have pictures to go along with the directions, so the current tutorials don't have pictures.

If you've never tried paper piecing, their will be a simple square in square block up with directions this week for those of you who want to try it out.


Happy quilting, ladies and gents.

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