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March 23, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Square In A Square Centers from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are new to the Star Kissed Quiltalong, welcome!

No, you are not late.  Today is the perfect day for a new idea. You can find all you might want to know about the quiltalong HERE, or you can link from the button to the right or the menu above.

When you have some of those 25-patch centers sewn up, it will be time to add them to a “square-in-a-square”, or “economy block” setting.

For EACH block you plan to finish, you need TWO squares of background fabric.

If using 1-1/4″ base squares, TWO squares 3-1/2″ each ...

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March 20, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: A First Finished Top from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are new to the Star Kissed Quiltalong, Welcome!  You are right on time.  You can get all previous posts and information by clicking the Quiltalong Button to the right (Thank you, Susan) or by going HERE.

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In the meantime, I have finished a Star Kissed flimsy.

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This is the original idea, based on 1-1/4″ squares.  But remember, you do not need to do that size.  There is also 1-1/2″, 2″ and 2-1/2″ to choose from.

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I like the super scrappy look, both in the colors and the backgrounds.  I even made each star point a ...

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March 2, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Patch Pieces–Centers And Corners from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are new to the Star Kissed Quiltalong, welcome!  No, you are not late.  Today is the perfect day for a new idea. You can find all you might want to know about the quiltalong HERE, or you can link from the button to the right or the menu above.

It’s finally time to get sewing! YAY!

Hopefully you have decided what size squares you are going to use and how many blocks you are going to make.  If you need more thinking time, feel free to stop by the QUILT SIZE CONSIDERATIONS post for information and suggestions ...

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February 24, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Quilt Size Considerations from Wedding Dress Blue

It is time to decide what size quilt you might want to make.  There are so many options!  Aren’t choices fun?

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You will notice that I show “base square” sizes, then the block size those will create.  Then, a variety of size quilts you might want to make along with the number of blocks that will require.

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NOTE:  The finished quilt sizes assume a single sashing between blocks and a single border the same width as the base block size.  I do plan to share a few other options later, but this is enough complexity for now, I think ...

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February 17, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Block Sizes from Wedding Dress Blue

A few more thoughts on scale.  It is remarkable how different blocks look made in different sizes.

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I have tried the Star Kissed block in four sizes now.  Here they are based on 1-1/4″ squares, 1-1/2″, 2″ and 2-1/2″.

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The blocks finish at 10″, 14″, 21″ and 28″.  WOW!  There’s something to think about!

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February 10, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Scale from Wedding Dress Blue

As I prepare for the Star Kissed Quiltalong, I thought to share a few thoughts on scale.

It is amazing how the same quilt made with different size pieces changes appearance.  Yes, the block pattern remains the same, but the quilt will feels different.

What size is right?  The size that YOU are happy with.  Yes, I tend to use very small pieces (or small to some people, at least) but that doesn’t mean I am a better-worse-or-otherwise quilter than you are.  It is just that small pieces are my preference.

Husband observed early in my quilting history that ...

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February 3, 2020
Twenty Five Blocks Later from Wedding Dress Blue

The Star Kissed Quiltalong has not vanished.  Life has been unusually busy and I haven’t had the brain space for multi-size block design.  But, I could keep sewing.

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The 25 blocks (based on 1-1/4″ squares) are now complete.  I am still contemplating sashing and borders but hope to have answers and models (and measurements) soon.

 

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January 13, 2020
Quiltalong Alert: Star Kissed from Wedding Dress Blue

Your response to Star Kissed was so kind!  Thank you!

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I am still sewing along on blocks.  There are 8 of them now.  And I still like them a lot.

 

So, here’s the deal:  If you find this project interesting, start gathering squares–1-1/2″ or 2″ or 2-1/2″.  Whatever makes you happy.  I will shortly produce a quiltalong that will make a quilt using that size.  It has been a while.

Come, sew along!

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October 14, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - So Much to Do.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

The weekend is over, fall has finally shown up in Middle Tennessee, and the realization that Christmas is just around the corner is starting to sink in!  Time passes so quickly - so let's make the most of it.  First of all, a look at last week's list...

1.  Make progress on the My Small World quilts.  This week it's tiny orange peel blocks....
I have all the blocks (for three MSW quilts) cut out and prepped for raw edge appliqué, just need to sew them down.

2.  Make progress on the Birch Bark quilt.
No ...

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October 4, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? I Can See The Forest... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

The world has rotated seven times and Friday is back upon us again!  I hope you've got something fun planned for this weekend - we are finally getting some cooler weather, so I'm going to just revel in it, maybe even drag out my sweaters!!  But Friday means even more than that - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  So let's get started!

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Remember those great project bags I found?  Well, I think they have done something to me - because I currently have EIGHT projects going on simultaneously!  No, wait - nine!  And ...

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