It’s exciting to have Sue Edberg as a guest blogger today. You may know her as “Sue in Scottsdale”. Sue is sharing some of her quilts made with this beautiful star block. Sue grew up in Rhode Island and lived and taught college in Boston before moving to Scottsdale in 1975 where she lives with her husband and four dogs.
Sue loves piecing and has been quilting for about 12 years. She has a longarm APQS Millennium with a CompuQuilter, but only quilts for herself. She bought an Accuquilt GO when they were first introduced and loves it so much that she now has not only a GO! but a Baby GO! and a Studio Cutter. She has done demonstrations and presentations of the Accquilt GO at the Arizona Quilters Guild recent annual show in March. She also teaches quilt piecing classes using the GO! at her local quilt shop.
For three years she has concentrated on making quilts for the Quilts of Valor project. She creates all of her designs so that she can cut 90% or more with the Accuquilt system. Two of her beautiful quilts can be seen below and more of her quilts can be seen on her Flickr site and on her Webshots site.
Star Quilts by Sue Edberg
I made this quilt specifically as a QOV. The center of each block is a square in a square block and I did use Jodi Barrow’s Square in a Square ruler but I wasn’t entirely happy with it. I would try something different next time. I now have a smaller half square triangle die and it might work.
This is a closeup before I quilted it.
This green quilt was a lot of fun. I took the basic block and set it on point. I changed the placement of the colors (used EQ7) to design this and just played with it until I was happy. It really didn’t take very long and I love the look of this. It looks very difficult to piece, but it really isn’t. You just have to watch the placement of the square colors. The quilt is basically made up of one block but I believe it was two different colorways – some had dark and light 4 patch squares in the center and the others had light and medium 4 patch squares in the center.
And here’s a closeup