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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer Stars


Despite joining in six weeks late, I was able to complete the Summer Stars "mystery" quilt hosted by the Temecula Quilt Shop this summer!  I finished on Saturday.

It was a fun, easy little project.  I still have to quilt it, but that won't take long.  

Here is an update on my blue and cream stars for my new King-sized bed.   I have 28 done now and if you remember, I need 121 total.  What you don't see is the big stacks of pieces I have cut.  I'm using fabric from my "fat quarter and smaller" stash, so cutting isn't as straight-forward as it may seem.

I got distracted by Another Year of Schnibbles.  Our new project for September is what many of us were expecting/predicting/hoping/anticipating/longing for:  one of Carries new Little Bites--Speck


You can see that there are two versions--it is made of the same units, but arranged into two different blocks: the "X" or the "O."  I'm working away on my version already.  We also got a "heads up" about the October project.  That one will be a larger project than normal.  We have a choice of two patterns, Hubble or Bounce, and both finish around 70 inches. 

Image of Hubble PDF ~ Schnibbles No. 468

Image of Bounce ~ RQC No. 118 ~ Paper

I haven't been able to make up my mind yet about which one I want to do.  I'm pondering.

Have a great day!


  1. Love all the stars!

    I've printed the directions to the Summer of Stars to do this Winter.

  2. What great Summer Stars! Congratulations on finishing the top...

    I'm loving those blue stars... just keep on keeping on and you'll get there!

    Love those Snibbles patterns.... but I will have to sit this out... that is until I get tempted enough!


  3. What great projects! A [huge] kingsize project would be overwhelming to me right now; yet, I love yours!
    What great Schnibbles projects and possibilities too!

  4. Oh I love all your stars! The Little Bite is so much fun!

  5. Well done you finishing that Temecula quilt. Their projects are always so darling. I love your blue stars. The quilt is going to look fantastic.