323 of 323

The blocks for the Irish Stars quilt are finally complete:  323.

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I started piecing in June of 2017, approximately two years ago. The original plan was for a 19 x 19 layout (which would have been 361 blocks), but fatigue and good advice suggested it was possible to finish at 17 x 19 and still have a quilt 85″ x 95″ and NOT square, which can seem awkward on beds.

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It seemed a worthwhile suggestion and a functional compromise.  Obviously, as quilters know, done with the blocks is a long ways from DONE-done, but it is one step closer.

Layout considerations coming soon.

17 thoughts on “323 of 323

    1. I looked at your header and there it was! I’ve bookmarked the tutorial for Irish Stars, this is going to be such a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the tutorials.

  1. Wow – almost done. That’s a lot of blocks! Still plodding on here – it is slow progress but I’m getting there!

  2. That is beautiful! With great intentions I saved the challenge and never got started…You have inspired me!

  3. It isn’t going to take two more years to finish it, and that’s a blessing! This has to be a big milestone. And hey, what else would the time have accomplished that was more beautiful? NOTHING! =) Congratulations on a job well done. They look beautiful!

  4. Congratulations!! You pressed on and will have a great quilt. Can’t wait to see it after you have the layout determined.

  5. Good Morning! I have been following Susan on her progress for this Irish Star quilt, and I have to say it is one of my very favorite – blocks and potential quilt. I cannot wait to see this come together into a quilt top. It is going to be just fabulous. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. On my queen size mattress/bed 85″ x 95″ FINISHED is just right. If I plan for shrinkage I aim for 89″x99″ before machine quilting.

  7. All blocks done is half done to me. Are you deciding how to lay the blocks out?

    I would like printed directions for both blocks when you have a chance. Just a drawing showing how large to cut the pieces is enough for me.

    Thankyou,

    Loisjean

  8. congrats. My first was on point and I was surprised that I actually prefer it in rows( the second one I am doing with the 13 inch blocks is in rows)

  9. Love your stars. Medallion in the center? Pam Coughlin

    On Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 7:18 AM Wedding Dress Blue wrote:

    > weddingdressblue posted: “The blocks for the Irish Stars quilt are finally > complete: 323. I started piecing in June of 2017, approximately two years > ago. The original plan was for a 19 x 19 layout (which would have been 361 > blocks), but fatigue and good advice suggested it was” >

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