Stars, Stars, Stars and Valse Brillante

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First of all, I read everyone’s comments on my last post – the overwhelming majority voted for using the gold print. And looking at the pictures, I agree but oh, how I love the richness of that black! However, I made … Continue reading

Christmas Fireworks

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This fabric had been waiting for just the right project. I fell in love with it as it is just made for fussy cutting/printing with a perfect 11.75″ repeat. One of the quilts in Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori Quilts that I … Continue reading

Garden Stars – Almost Finished

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The little Garden Stars quilt top is almost finished. I’m debating whether to add a small border. Right now it’s 12″ square. If I do add a border, I’m not sure what colour to add.  Mr. Q.O. says lime green. … Continue reading

Lots and Lots of Little Stars

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I’ve been busy – making the final 10 of the 16 little 3″ LeMoyne Stars. They all began with this fabric, which was languishing in my stash as I really didn’t like it. But with some fussy cutting/printing? It turned … Continue reading

Little Things

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What have I been doing during the unexpected month-long absence from my blog? Lots of little things. First some black and white 6-point stars made with .50″ diamonds. I had printed loads and loads of black and white diamonds years … Continue reading

Big Stars and Little Stars

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First the big stars. One of the three grey and white Feathered Stars that are finished. Then the second. And this is where it got interesting. I realized when I finished this one that I hadn’t been paying attention when … Continue reading

A Small Diversion

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I totally intended to stick with the grey and white Feathered Stars but then a new Inklingo collection was released yesterday. For tiny 3″ LeMoyne Stars. And I couldn’t resist. I have had this fabric in my stash for ages, but never quite … Continue reading

Colour and Curved Piecing

I really, really needed a break from the grey and white Feathered Stars! The second one is complete and I’ll show an unexpected design element that has happened with them this week.

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So I finished yet another Yin Yang block and now have an even dozen more completed.

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And I absolutely cannot pick favourites out of these.

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Because I like every single one.

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They all have something about them I love.

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Be it my favourite shabby chic fabrics.

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Or some pink.

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Or a batik.

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Or a favourite green.

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Or a pretty cream print.

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Or a pink and greens together with a cream.

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Or just because it’s all that wonderful curved piecing!

I think my favourite part of making these blocks is pressing them. I know, i know – that sounds odd. But it’s so wonderful to see how perfectly they press and lie flat. Thanks, of course, to the perfect stitching lines and matching points in the Inklingo Yin Yang Collection. I tried to make one of these blocks before the Inklingo collection came out and it wasn’t pretty. It was really a volcano in the centre that I couldn’t press out, no matter how hard I tried. So I was ever so grateful when an Inklingo collection for the Yin Yang blocks did come out – it meant I could stitch these blocks as much as I wanted. And I expect I’ll make quite a few more of these shabby chic ones as they could become quite a wonderful bed runner.

And now I shall go back to the grey and white Feathered Stars and get the third one started. But I know I’ll need another break for some colour before I start the fourth.

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“Yin Yang Magic”

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They’re not quite curled up together, but this is about as close as these two get. And they are doing this more and more often.

A New Project

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Well, I didn’t really mean to vanish for two weeks. So what have I been doing? Well, for starters, my printer’s been very busy printing lots and … … and lots … … and lots of shapes. First for six … Continue reading

Stars and Yin Yang Blocks

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I have been doing some piecing, although not a lot, while I’ve been mostly missing from the blog. The projects I chose to work on were projects for which I already had lots of shapes printed and were ready, waiting for me … Continue reading