I have been busy in the sewing room these last two week after Christmas. It has been raining a lot here, we really need it, so I am just staying in and getting some projects done and others started.I managed to get 8 of my 12 star blocks complete. I ended up ordering fabric online for the last 4 so have to wait for it to arrive.I have the last four pinned and ready to finish this morning. This is pattern I purchased, but I decided to make my star blades more irregular. That pattern I selected for them makes them finish at 10.5 inches so I will be adjusting all the blocks as well to fit that odd size.To make the star points and keep them consist I ended up making a template to aline them properly. Worked great. All I had to do was lay my 4 inch square down and line up the blades on the lines. Have the rest of my fabric ready to move on.This project is done and ready to be turned into the charity division of my quilt guild next month. My plan this year is to try to de-stash some of my fabric. Some of these prints have been in the closet for more years than I care to think about. Time to move them along.
I like that Picnic Under The Stars pattern. Congratulations on your finished star project - it's really pretty. Great idea on the template to keep those star points consistent.ReplyDelete
It's always fun to see how fabric changes the look of a block. Congrats on the star quilt finish.ReplyDelete
Stars are my favorite blocks, and that Picnic pattern is such a great layout idea. Love the finished star project too.ReplyDelete
Great stars, all of them. The template was a clever placement idea.ReplyDelete
Lovely bright wonky stars! I love the donation star quilt too, great use of "old" fabrics ;)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing, and linking up!
I love start, too, and especially like that finished flimsy. It's lovely!ReplyDelete
Your finished star project is so pretty and a perfect charity donation. I really am enjoying seeing your new project, Pucnic under the Star and am looking forward to seeing the progress. Your template looks like it works perfectly. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. Good luck with some fun sewing this week. 😉ReplyDelete
very nice projects...loving those stars! cityquilter graceReplyDelete
So beautiful. You're so talented.ReplyDelete
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I'm thrilled to see you making a quilt from my pattern! So cool. Love the idea of wonky stars to make it truly yours. The charity quilt is a great idea to get rid of those old fabrics and the result is beautiful! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Stars of any size and shape are always so lovely!ReplyDelete
Very pretty finish, and great way to use up those “well-aged stash prints”!ReplyDelete
Love all the beautiful stars.ReplyDelete
Looking good! Great way to use up some of the stash/scraps.ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaLee, those are great star blocks. You have a great strategy for moving fabrics out of your home and into quilts that will be cherished! Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks.ReplyDelete
That fun stars!!! Thanks for linking to Finished ( or not ) Friday as well!!! Glad to see you here!ReplyDelete