I know that I’m in the minority on this, but I love working with small pieces. And while I continue working on piecing the blocks for the Pickled Ladies pieced border, I keep thinking about a miniature — hmm, something. … Continue reading
The two other diversions that were irresistible and took me away from Springtime in Paris. Both involving 45-degree diamonds. One very large and one very small. First, the large diversion – a 9″ LeMoyne Star. A new Inklingo collection for 9″ … Continue reading
Amy at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival again. There are lots of categories and many, many quilts to be seen. Another great quilt festival that can be seen from the comfort of your own home! No … 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
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.
This is what I’ve been doing lately – making lots and lots of little Candy Stars. I decided to get the stars made as, once they’re finished, it’s all lots and lots of continuous stitching adding the little white squares … Continue reading
As distracted as I am by the possibilities with the shapes in the new Periwinkle Octagon collection, I am determined to stay focused and get the Octagon Stars doll bed quilt finished. So last night I added the red octagons … Continue reading
The octagon stars have grown and now measure 24″ by 7″. I couldn’t resist working on this last night and, after this picture was taken, added all the red octagons and diamonds so I can start joining the next row … Continue reading
My fascination with the tiny LeMoyne Stars seems endless. Ever since I started making the octagon stars doll bed quilt, the ideas for other quilts using the tiny stars have been taking over. I’ve had these two containers full of … Continue reading
I can’t stop stitching these! The little stars go together in no time, adding the 8 squares around each one is fast as can be and then adding the red diamond and octagon connectors is just plain fun. The continuous … Continue reading