Friday, February 24, 2017

The Start of my Star Sampler

A month since my last post!?!  How embarrassing!  Of course, I have been crazy busy...

And I have been creating.  Lately, it's been A LOT of knitting, but also working on a Star Sampler quilt for a class I'll be teaching.  I'm using a batik charm pack and a coordinating 2.5" strip roll and a gray Kona solid for the background, setting the four different star blocks that we are making with simple Irish Chain alternate blocks.  We are doing the ribbon star

the woven star

the simplified lemoyne star

and the rising star (which I haven't finished yet).
Is it possible I only have 8 blocks done so far??  I need to get cracking!
With three of each star block and 13 alternate blocks, they can make a nice 60" square quilt in no time.  I need to sit down and crank out the rest of these blocks this weekend so I can hang the top in the shop as advertisement for the class.

I've also been working on my row for the 2017 Row by Row Experience, but I can't show you that!

Here's hoping everyone out there is finding some "me" time in all the craziness of 21st century life.


The Cozy Quilter said...

Glad to see you back blogging! Love the star blocks and the chain alternate blocks! I'm sure lots of people will want to sign up for your class.

Julie Fukuda said...

Your posts are always worth waiting for. I really like those bright batiks.

Jean said...

You have the prettiest designs for quilts. I love the bright colors.

Julierose said...

Such brilliant stars--this will be gorgeous hugs, Julierose

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What fun, bright stars!