Over the next several weeks I'll be highlighting the quilters who bring their incredible quilting talents to Planted Seed Designs/PSD2 with their interpretive talents of design, color and color placement in some incredible swoon worthy quilts made from Gem Stones and Gem Stones Brights.
Its a nice diversion as I continue to work "behind the scenes" in preparation for Riley Blake Designs' VIRTUAL Fall Market taking place November 18-20, 2020.
That's right! We may have adjusted our lives since earlier this year but somethings we just need to carry on and get creative in bringing you what we normally would be showing you from a showroom market floor.
So mark your calendar for November 18-20 and enjoy a parade of RBD fabric designers as we show and share our latest designs and creations with you online! I'll be sharing mine, right here on my blog!
OK, back to what I wanted to share with you today. Did the blog title pique your interest? Oh I can't wait to share the back story with you.
Remember this design?
It's Criss Cross Stars (above) designed from our Gem Stones fabrics (here) !
It's part of a TWO designs in ONE pattern with Starlights (quilt on right) here! That's right, you get BOTH designs in ONE pattern!
As part of the construction of Criss Cross Stars blocks, you're instructed to trim the large flying geese corners 1/4" from sewn line and set aside or save or do what you may.
Because the trimmed corners are pretty significant, I saved mine for "another day". Well that "another day" came as I was cleaning/clearing out my sewing room earlier this year and reached out to Diane Merritt (@storyofaquiltdesign) and asked if she'd be interested in sewing them into "whatever she wanted".
Check out what she created with Criss Cross Stars TRIMMED Flying Geese corners!
Who knew that a TWO Designs in ONE pattern would result in THREE designs but it does! What a GREAT collaboration wouldn't you say?!
If you haven't seen the other beauties Diane Merritt (@storyofaquiltdesigns) has created from the Gem Stones fabric collection, check these out!
Pineapple Sunset (above). Check out the blog post (here) for more details!
And Opal (above) which has a heart warming story behind its design. You can read all about it here!
Have you ever collaborated with another quilter? I highly encourage you to do so. It really is a lot of fun waiting in anticipation on what your collaborator will create!
Well, I need to get back to my secret sewing so I have something to show and share with you next month for the RBD Virtual Quilt Market.
Until next week, enjoy this amazing fall weather and whatever project you may be working on too!