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February 4, 2019
Two Blocks -LHQSQ 2.0 from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

For the Left-Handed Quilter Sampler quilt along,  I have made my first two blocks.  Since there are 99 blocks to choose from and we are only making 25 of them, we can choose which ones we want to make.
My fabrics for this will be mostly Kaffe Fassett by Free Spirit.  The 10" squares and some charm packs were on sale and I couldn't resist the colorful delights.

The pieces were cut with my Accuquilt Go! cutter using the 8" Qube set.  These are 6 inch finished blocks, but the 2" square and 2" half-square triangles from that set ...

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January 30, 2019
An oldie, but goodie! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I'm on a mission to get another UFO to the top stage.  Seven UFO's have been chosen to tackle this year and one of them is already done.  This was on the list and I might as well get it done.  I'm on a five-year plan to tackle my 35 UFO's.  Seven a year will do it.  There will definitely be new starts but ones that can quickly become finished tops.

Pressed Flowers.  This UFO has been hanging around for a long time.  Back in May 2011 and November 2011, I posted about getting borders on ...

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November 15, 2018
Return to Ohio! from Gray Barn Designs

Dear Sandy,

I am just so sneaky!  When you left Ohio in August after our whirlwind week of sewing, I secretly kept a vintage block leftover from your “Christmas in Ohio” table runner.

For anyone reading this,  you can download Sandy’s amazing table runner pattern by clicking on this link:  Christmas in Ohio Nov 2018

So, what was I suppose to do with one leftover vintage Ohio Star block?  Well, I made a cute little mini quilt for you!  It was suppose to be a surprise but I just couldn’t help myself and have to share it with ...

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October 19, 2018
Stars in my eyes from Espritpatch

So I tried very hard to finish my quilt top before the linky party closed but I was too late! Which was good in a way because the final top is too big for my frame so I will quilt it in portions (that will be a first for me!).

So in the end I made 4 parts that I will quilt independently and once quilted I will finalised the top and add the backing:
Part 1:

 Part 2: 
Part 3: 
Part 4:
And all 4 sections together
I am pleased with how this has turned out. And with the ...

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June 6, 2018
Carpenter's Star from Becca's Crazy Projects

This Carpenter's Star quilt was a great stash busting project.

I put this under Sew My Stash 2018 because Other than the backing fabric, I didn't buy anything to finish this project.
I pulled out all the quilting books (links at the bottom of the post) to try to figure out what to do with the quilting.
In the end it didn't end up being fancy quilting, but I think it is effective. Swirls are my favorite!
This is the back of the quilt so you can see the details of the quilting on the center star ...

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April 26, 2018
Angles and Squares from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Another quilt ..... another finish!  Oh, how happy am I to finally have this quilt done.

I really do need to thank my garage girl friends again and again and again for pushing me to get my quilts done by either me or by someone else.  They are so happy to see a finished quilt and that means my list is dwindling.  Any top that a LAer can do, off they go now.  No more hoarding with wishful thinking that it can be hand quilted.  Sadly, those days are fading into the sunset and only the special ones I hold onto ...

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April 20, 2018
Pauline’s Quilted Stars from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Pam Carnes hopes to recover a quilt she made for her late mother, Pauline James. The quilt was last seen in 2016 in Vassar, Michigan. The family believes a friend who visited Pauline may have taken the quilt because no one was able to find it any where in the home after Pauline passed away. The quilt may possibly have been sold at a garage sale.

This quilt is a large lap quilt, possibly about 40″ wide. The main colors are blue, black, yellow, red, and florals. It has an iron-on label on the back lower left corner. The label ...

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April 16, 2018
A Star, I Think - Part 3 from Ravelly1

I had the front pocket area of each shirt left over & thought, 'why not make a pillow from the mix.' As you can see, I kept the pockets, thinking, they would be perfect to place little momentos inside. 
What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you.

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April 13, 2018
Star, I'm Thinking - Part 2 from Ravelly1

I've added a row at the top and bottom of the body of the quilt to lend some length and that's that!!!

Now to get to work on the backing which sometimes takes longer to do than the top.....sigh
I'm using a couple of the t-shirts provided and the rest of the HSTs.

Finally done with the backing. Yeah!!! 
Now I'll need to quilt everything and present it to her.........I'm going to buckle down and get this done. You've heard it here!!

This is my own design that I sketched out a ...

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April 9, 2018
Star, I'm Thinking from Ravelly1

I think I'll name this "Morning Star." I'm making it for a family friend whose husband passed away last fall. Some of the blocks are made from his old shirts. I dug thru the stash, pulled out the dark fabrics to make the star come to life. I need to sew the rows together, add a border & make a backing from the extra HST. Hopefully this won't take long. Fingers crossed & all.

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March 3, 2018
3D Groovy Wrapped Star Finish from Pink Doxies

Wrapped Star

I have been buried deep in books about making 8 pointed stars. Construction methods, math, templates, names, and yes, new quilts I want to make this year! I think I'm in love with these versatile blocks! Technically, my 3D Groovy star is a Wrapped star as it has 4 strips to each star point, and perhaps also because of the 4 patches in the corner. I could not tease out if the pattern would still be called 'wrapped' without those, or if there were variations related to how the colors/values were used. It's nitty-gritty, but ...

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January 30, 2018
Star Crossed Quilt Top from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Joni Thomson is searching for her Star Crossed Quilt. The quilt top was last seen during August 2016 when it was shipped from Davenport, Florida to Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of the contents of the box were found and returned to her, but not this quilt top or the fabrics and scraps that were with it. In the box with the quilt top, there were several large pieces of fabric yardage in the aqua check, the solid white, the yellow dot, and three or four different red fabrics along with the pattern she used.

This quilt top is 48 ...

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Drumroll, Please: MORE New Projects! Feathered Star Baby Quilt Variations Designed in EQ8 from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh, SHHH!!!  I hear you all, clucking your tongues at me in disapproval!  Designing new projects in EQ8 is GOOD for me, and this little detour from my immediate projects only took me about 20 minutes, I swear.

44" x 44" Feathered Star Baby Quilt, Designed in EQ8
Okay, so designing the "bones" of this baby quilt only took 15-20 minutes.  Click, click, click, done!  Then I spent another 45 minutes playing with different color schemes and fabric possibilities.

Same Quilt, This Time With Novelty Prints
And This One in Kaffe Fassett Collective Prints
How fun is that, to see ...

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January 29, 2018
Farmhouse Baby Quilt & Stars from Pink Doxies

Farmhouse Star 

The plan I had for January was to sew a stack of baby quilts with stash so I had some on hand. Little did I know that most of what I sewed would be spoken for before I had finished. The baby announcements just keep coming! 

This scrappy star was born from the strips on my cutting table. I mixed in a few new stash fabrics for interest this time, but I keep recycling the scraps with the intent they will disappear. (I think they multiply when I look away.) I've been working on accuracy with these ...

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January 24, 2018
Star Quilt from Strips: 3D Groovy from Pink Doxies

3D or '70's Groovy Star Block

This 36" block was created to pattern test an EQ7 project I was working on. When I pulled fabric from my stash, it had a definite 70's feel, and I was transported back to the summer I had a sundress in these colors. How vividly I remember the colors and patterns of clothes my mother made for me growing up! I'm sure my early memories influence a lot of color choices without me realizing it. Have you found this too?

First Design Choice Using a Dark Center Star

I used the ...

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January 3, 2018
Sew My Stash: Carpenter's Star from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been meaning to use more of my fabric collection. Yet I find myself buying more fabric. I decided to pull together some fabrics and make a top completely from my collection. Once I got to pulling fabrics the plan changed slightly. These are not the colors I started with.

These aren't the first fabrics I pulled, but they worked so well I had to use them. I wasn't sure there was enough in this stack to make a big quilt. I got to cutting anyway. I figured I would just pull more from the shelves if ...

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December 4, 2017
Sew Day Patriotic Nine Patch Stars from From My Carolina Home

We had our second sew day to work on the patriotic quilt, five more friends sewing on my machines, pressing seams, cutting sashing and cornerstones, and making binding.  Of course, we had a pot luck lunch too, and did take a nice break to enjoy a meal.  I decided to do the Nine Patch Star on the first sew day, but didn’t show it to you then. I had worked on the Classic and Vintage Fat Quarter Shop design for a patriotic quilt, and they have now pushed their reveal back to January.   So, I went with the Nine ...

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December 3, 2017
Quick Christmas Quilt Along – Nine Patch Star from From My Carolina Home

Ready to use up some Christmas scraps?  Today we’ll start a very fast quilt along with a new block.  This idea came to me about a month ago, and I have done extensive internet searches to see if it has already been published.  I cannot find this exact thing anywhere, and I can hardly believe it hasn’t been published somewhere.  The block is super simple, a nine patch surrounded by a star.  Two different sizes of squares are used to start, and it will use up a bunch of your stash.  Today, we’ll cut and make the ...

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October 20, 2017
Stars on Autumn Lane Block B from From My Carolina Home

Are you having fun with our Quilt Along?  I want to welcome my new readers, and let you know the first two steps of the Stars On Autumn Lane quilt along are still up, click on Cutting and Star Block to see the steps and download the pdfs.  Next up is the second block to put with the Star block.  Block B will have a choice, and both use exactly the same number of HSTs and squares, just arranged differently.  So your decision is whether or not you want the blocks to tessellate, or interconnect with each other.

In this ...

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September 9, 2017
⌔ patchwork stitchy pie ⌔ from Charm About You

This is everything I love! Patchwork, english paper piecing, appliqué, quilting, hand sewing - I've thrown it all in there to make this version of my Stitchy Pie needle case pattern! And of course that cat!

I used some 45° diamond papers to create a star with some of my favourite prints from my stash - Cocoland cats, a spoonflower print I got recently, Lighthearted by Ayumi Mills, Architextures by Carolyn Friendlander and Bright Heart by Amy Butler.

Since it worked so well before, I used a decorative stitch to appliqué the star (see top picture). There was a little bit ...

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