Saturday, October 7, 2017

String Star Class

If you are in or around the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri
 area and you are free on Tuesday, October 17,
please join me and the
in University City, Missouri.
I will be sharing my lecture/trunk show that evening
during their Quintessential Quilt Show.
I can't wait to meet everyone there!
Thanks so much for the invite!!!!

I know several of you have expressed interest
in the "String Star" workshop.
Here are a few photos of the most
recent workshop I held in my 
personal studio, The Quilt Cave.

Helen is sharing her work from a previous workshop.
Look at that amazing scalloped border she made!

First you take some strings, or make them
like Grace is doing here!

Separate strings into color families for a stained glass look.
Start sewing them to a telephone page foundation.
Linda, pictured above, used MANY strings in her version.

Marilyn hit the ground running with her
string pieces!

Friends that sew together,........have A LOT OF FUN
Pam and Patty are such a hoot!

Start playing with layouts.

And, before long you will have your string star
well on it's way to completion!
Look at these gorgeous variations!
(We condensed these three to be closer together
for their beauty shot.)

Not to be outdone by these two!
You can choose to piece your background, or
use one fabric.  The choice is yours!

If you or your guild is interested
in the "String Star" workshop,
please contact me!
I can also host workshops in my
studio for you and a small group of

In other news............

"Sapphire Stars" is at my friend Kim's
being quilted in this panto.
I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all different versions
being constructed by quilters across the globe!
Remember, please send me photos as I would love
to see your version!

Hmmmm......I wonder what these are going to be turned into??

Here is "Palmateer Point."
The mystery sew along that Lori hosted at
I chose to do my half square triangles in orange
for a fall-esque little quilt.
Linking up with Humble Quilts Linky Party.

That's it from the Quilt Cave this week!
Please stay safe wherever you are, and 
whatever you are doing!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. Love your Palmateer Point! The orange is perfect for this time of year. Don't forget to share it to Lori! :o)

  2. Palmateer Point is beautiful! So are the other quilts. Your work always amazes me :)

  3. SEW much going on at the Quilt Cave!! Looking forward to seeing your Sapphire Stars quilted. That panto looks like a great choice!

  4. Great fun visiting everyone’s Palmateer Point interpretations - your fabric choices are really nice and that burnt orange is perfect!

  5. So would you consider coming to the Pacific NW area ???

  6. Your SAL is great with that orange! have fun teaching the string star - a great traditional quilt pattern

  7. What Fun Kevin.
    I like those strings.

    Your Palmateer quilt is beautiful Lovely fall colors

  8. Another great class at the quilt cave! But that painting??? Looks like Picasso!!
    hardly looks like a quilt... wondering what you're up to!!!

  9. Is there a way to piece the string stars to the background fabric? I just don't do applique!! Love the Palmateer quilt - great way to use 4Ps!!

  10. Oh how I wish I could attend your trunk show! Bet you'll keep everyone in stitches! That is a great panto for your Sapphire Stars quilt. I am going to let my quilting angel choose her own quilting design as I get lost in longarm land. I will shoot you some photos as soon as it is done and hopefully I will be able to get someone to take some photos of the recipient. Our group is great about making lots of veteran's quilts, but not so good at making sure we get photos of these wonderful veterans! I adore your Palmateer Point top. Your fabric choices are amazing - wink! Seriously though that cheddar really sings. I love anything with cheddar! Have a great trunk show!

  11. What fun it would be to take a class from you, even if I don't enjoy string sewing (gasp)!
    Oh, I love the panto you have chosen for your Sapphire Stars quilt.
    Timely choice of the orange for your Palmateer Point quilt. Looks great! Now I wish I had done something like that. I could use more Fall colored little quilts. Seems most everything around here ends up red/white/blue.

  12. The string stars are all beautiful ! Congrats ladies ! And I love your Palmateer ! You used so lovely Autumn colors....
    It would be fun to take a class with you But I'm a little bit so far from you !
    Enjoy Kevin !

  13. Love your Palmateer!
    Working away here on my mystery blocks!

  14. You have such fun stuff going on in your Quilt Cave! Palmateer Point is looking good.

  15. Thanks for the heads up! I plan on attending.

  16. Wow, there are beautiful projects.All the stars caught my eye.Great job!!