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Monday, August 27, 2012

This Week

Goodness, it is almost the end of the month!  I have my Schnibble pieced, but I would like to get it quilted.  On Friday, I pieced that back and then I went to sandwich but discovered that I don't have any batting that would work, so I'm off to the store to pick some up as soon as I finish this post.

Meanwhile, I finally got working on this!

Do you remember how I discovered this project in McCalls Quilting waayy back in April and fell in love with it?  I wanted it to be our new bed quilt since our old one was nearly 12 years old.  Anyway, I still love it but now we really need it as we upgraded to a king-sized bed.  I'm making the blocks a bit larger (8 inches) but I'm still going to need 121 of them!  Luckily, they are just variable star blocks and really easy.  Here are the first two on my design wall and I've been cutting and cutting!


I'm making the points (flying geese units) using Monique Dillard's Fit to Be Geese ruler.  I love the technique and accuracy!

Well, I've got to run and get that batting.  See you tomorrow!

JoAnne

5 comments:

  1. Any quilt with stars is a winner in my book! Love the background fabric on the black star.

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  2. Looks like a winner! I have to agree with you about the fit to be geese rulers...they make things a lot easier. Have fun!

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  3. Looks like a winner! I have to agree with you about the fit to be geese rulers...they make things a lot easier. Have fun!

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  4. Love that quilt... I have a star quilt in my future!

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  5. I do love star blocks!! I have not tried to make any, I consider myself a beginner quilter, and the stars scare me! TeHe! :)

    chris

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