Seeing Stars Finish: Three Of Three And Final Quilt For The Year

My binding fingers are a little sore, but the quilts are all done.  That is about 1066 inches of binding stitched down over four days.

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This is my version of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong hosted by Melissa.

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I love the colors and the happy nature of it.  The quilting turned out well.  And the binding makes it shine. I tried to make a nearly-reversible pieced back.  Not quite perfect, but I do like the idea.

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This fabric had waited WAY too long to be a quilt.  Maybe that is why it seems so happy;  it finally has a purpose.

Christmas Quilt Finished: One Down. Two To Go.

This quilt is the result of the Have A Jolly Little Christmas Quiltalong hosted by Sew Fresh Quilts a year ago.  All her patterns are wonderful and easier to build than you might think.

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I did add a few different blocks and created my own layout. It is 78″ square. Don’t you love the look of a scrappy border?

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And finally got it quilted.

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And bound.

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And finished…two more to go before January 1.  Got to get stitching!

 

Seeing Stars: Finished Top

Whew!  I really wanted to get this one pieced and off the design floor.  Husband was really tired of stepping around it.
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Hopefully I will get the back finished (secret piecing project) by the end of the week and move it towards a complete finish soon.

Thanks, Melissa, for such a dynamic design.

Seeing Stars: Modified Blocks

I caught up on the “curvy” blocks by not doing them curvy.

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See, I knew that there was little chance I could complete 28 applique blocks and there needed to be some connection in the quilt.

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So, (ta-dah!) I have started on these little blocks that mirror the center of the modified curvy blocks.

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Thanks to Melissa for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.  Even though I have changed a few things, I have found it most inspiring.

Seeing Stars: (Non)Improv Blocks And Basic Blocks

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I wasn’t feeling very “improv” myself, I guess, but the Improv Blocks came out as Basic Blocks.  Maybe I should have varied the centers somehow?   But, at least they are done.

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And the Basic Blocks, too.

Nearly caught up and looking forward to next week’s final release of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.

Seeing Stars Quiltalong: Three BIG Blocks

The first blocks of the Seeing Stars quilt-along came out this week:  24″ Double Star Block.  DSC01187

People will sometimes comment that they are surprised I can work with such small pieces.  Actually, the challenge this week was working with such LARGE pieces.  It has been a long time.  When working across long seams and big pieces things like direction of grain and  pinning become much more important.

Also, my thanks to Melissa for a great tip this week.  Check out her post and see how she pins pieces to help her flying geese be more precise.  It really makes a difference.

I am happy with the results so far and can hardly wait until Wednesday and the next challenge.