Little stars, medium stars, big stars. I’m seeing them all. The large ones made with 1″ 60-degree diamonds, the medium with .74″ diamonds and the little ones with .50″ diamonds. All printed on my fabrics with various Inklingo 60-degree diamond … Continue reading
Candy Stars is now quilted. All that’s left to do is the binding and the label. So I’ve started making the stars for the tumbling stars quilt in earnest. Another 102 to go and I’ll have all the stars for … Continue reading
Yesterday I finished off the piecing of Candy Stars, graded the last of the little seams, made the bias binding and got the little quilt basted and ready to quilt. So last night I decided to play for a bit … Continue reading
A mini sewing marathon. That’s what was going on here this weekend. And here is the result of the mini sewing marathon. Candy Stars is all but finished – the piecing of it, that is. All that’s left is to … Continue reading
I am staying focused on Candy Stars. In this photo, the fourth row of stars is added. Right now it measures approximately 13″ x 26″. Since the picture was taken early evening yesterday, I’ve added the next row of red … Continue reading
The final 7 Candy Stars are now finished. Along with this pile of Candy Stars, they will be added to the first three rows using the red connecting diamonds and octagons. I’ll have a good idea after tonight just how … Continue reading
This little pink glue gun has seen a lot of use over the past couple of days. I’ve had it for almost a year but hadn’t needed to use it until now. Why now? Because the last of my finger … Continue reading
Lots more Candy Stars were finished off on the weekend. There are still seven left that need their white squares added. Then I can put all the different coloured threads away and just use the red to connect the Candy Stars to the red octagons and diamonds.
It’s fun to see the stack of the little Candy Stars growing. But it will be more fun to see the Candy Stars quilt finished. I’m still hoping it will be sometime this week.
You might remember the test block I was working on of Tumbling Stars. All along I had planned to make the Tumbling Stars using a specific set of fabrics. On the weekend I decided to try out two sizes of the stars for Tumbling Stars. With my love of miniatures, I thought I might like to make the quilt using the .74″ diamond. Yes, you read that right – a .74″ diamond. While I would love to use that size for a small quilt, for a large quilt such as the Tumbling Stars will be, the back of the top would be all seam allowance. So I decided on the 1″ diamonds, printed enough on fabrics for the first 32 stars and made 2 of them. I will make a few more of the smaller stars and turn them into a mug rug, I think.
Seams graded and stars pressed.
Baxter’s working with stars again, this time as a director.
One of his favourite places – guarding his toy stash.
The drawing for the little kit to make the hexagon mug rug is done and the winner is Joanne H. of Everyone Deserves a Quilt who left a comment on the April Showers blog hop post on Tuesday! Congratulations, Joanne. … Continue reading
All of the little stars are now made and last night I started surrounding them with the white squares. It takes less than an hour to get two stars surrounded. Seams graded and pressed. There are now 17 of the … Continue reading