Friday, July 29, 2011

I don't make a very good maverick

August is my month for the Bee! I just mailed out my packages today. At 5 pm. Just before the P.O. closed!

With the blocks from my month, I hope to make a quilt for my friend and neighbor, Mary. She loves the color scheme in this quilt.
She loves the maverick star pattern, like in these quilts.
I'd like to combine the two into a quilt for her. Her birthday is in the beginning of October, so I hope to have it finished for her then.

What I would like each of you to make this month is a maverick star block. There is a tutorial here. Please make 12 1/2" blocks. (So when I sew them all together they will finish at 12".)
This is my block. I had a few (ahem) issues making it. I chopped a block too short (right side, middle block), so I added on a bit. Some of the fabrics aren't quite randomly placed, but I'm leaving it! It's all ok in the end! Despite my few issues, it really is an easy and fun block to make. I hope you have fun with it.

In each package that I sent, I included one colored square 4 1/2" for the center of the block and one strip of white kona cotton 4 1/2" x wof for the background.

If you would be so kind as to use fabric for the star points from your own fabric scraps/stash, using red and aqua fabrics, I would appreciate it. This will add more color/fabric variety to my quilt! (If you need additional fabric, just let me know and I can pop some in the mail.)

Any questions?

Thanks so much for helping me make my quilt!


  1. Looks like fun Amanda Jean! It's going to be a great quilt.

  2. Amanda Jean, I got my package in the mail today! Yippee! I'm so excited that you chose the Maverick Star. I have wanted to make one ever since the retreat. I even bought Gwen Marston's book. this is going to be a great quilt! Can't wait!

  3. Hi Amanda Jean, I got my fabric in the mail this week. Looking forward to making the star!