I caught up on the “curvy” blocks by not doing them curvy.
See, I knew that there was little chance I could complete 28 applique blocks and there needed to be some connection in the quilt.
So, (ta-dah!) I have started on these little blocks that mirror the center of the modified curvy blocks.
Thanks to Melissa for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong. Even though I have changed a few things, I have found it most inspiring.
Still playing catch up.
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.
And the Basic Blocks, too.
Nearly caught up and looking forward to next week’s final release of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.
School started and I fell behind.
But, I have pieced a little and managed to complete the four pinwheel star blocks for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong by Happy Quilting.
Hopefully I’ll get a few more blocks together this weekend.
The first blocks of the Seeing Stars quilt-along came out this week: 24″ Double Star Block.
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.
One of my goals for the year was to participate in a quilt-along. There have been several, but none really caught my eye. Until this one: Seeing Stars.
YAY! The year was going fast and I was starting to get worried. Instead, I happily reviewed my “someday” fabric and found just the thing. Particularly when combined with scraps and fabric from the color bins.
Now, just waiting until the first block is released next Monday. You have time…want to join us?
Records indicate that I started my Irish Stars quilt about June 1, 2017.
In just under a year there are 181 blocks complete of 361 total needed to make a queen size quilt out of 1-1/2″ base squares.
My goal is to finish the second half in the next year and have the entire quilt complete before I turn 52–October 2019. Realistic?
How is your Irish Stars quilt coming? Mine is coming. Slowly. It is just going to take a long time.
But, I have passed the 1/3 mark with 130 of 361 blocks complete.
Only about 1-1/2 more years and I should be finished. At least at the rate I am going. Everyday people think I am joking when I say something like that, but fellow quilters understand.