My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seeing Stars

There seems to have been a bit of a Star theme going on here lately —
Maverick Stars - a surprise for a friend-nod-nod-wink-wink.
I love making these stars.
Christmas Table Centre Star.
Something is wrong with this picture - can you tell what?
(Yes, I've run out of fabric).
I made one of these as a class sample for The Country Yard,
and loved it so much I'm making one for myself!!
Yummy Christmas fabrics making me drool!
(And hum Jingle Bells in my head).
Farmers Wife blocks #31 and #41
(Evening Star and Friendship Star)
It's been a while since I did any of these.
First blocks for Joanne's Thread Head Quilt Along
I had some Kansas Troubles fabric sorted out to do this with but decided
at the last minute I didn't have enough colour in the range.
So I'm using the Moda Special Basics range instead - these were the only
fabrics of it I had at home but there are lots of muted colours in it which are lovely!
Seems like I need to go shopping!
I don't think one could get bored with Star blocks - there are so many variations around... but for now, I'm all starred out so I'll do a bit more on my Hop To It sashings!
Have a great week everyone,


  1. WOW look at all those stars *love*

  2. Pretty Christmas fabrics and great stars, Raewyn. Love them! :)

  3. Oh I hope you can get some more of that fabric. Thats nice Christmas fabric too.

  4. All those stars look great raewyn, love the colours.

  5. Wow! Your creative juices are flowing fast this week! All of your stars are beautiful. Your Christmas block is contagious... I'm humming 'when the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along' ;o)

  6. I love all the different options there are for star blocks too. Although log cabins are probably my favourite block of all time. Is that an absolutely perfect inset seam I see?? I wonder where you could go to go shopping for fabric??? I've heard of this really neat shop...

  7. Sew many beautiful STARS.
    Hmm humming Jingle Bells already....

  8. mmmm love you Maverick stars, I must quilt mine!
    have fun starry gal!

  9. I love your stars. and the Christmas fabric.
    Greetings, Cisca

  10. I am all starry eyed with such goodness. How many star blocks are there out there and can you make them all I wonder?

  11. The stars are fabulous and such a variety!

  12. I love all your stars. But I like your FW blocks the most.

  13. Love the stars, my favorite are the first one ;o) [they are blue]

    Kind regards,

  14. Oh my, oh my stars!!!! So very, very wonderful!!! Love the various background fabrics on the Maverick stars - I don't seem to be able to "see" that when I'm making a block - just wonderful!!! I've been "strong" - I'm only "watching" Joanne's SAL (how long do you thing that will last!!! LOL)!!

    Have a day filled with love, joy & peace!!

  15. star blocks don't bore me. I think yours are super.

  16. I don't think you can ever go wrong with stars in a quilt. Love all of your projects.

  17. I love star blocks and yours are just great .Your FW blocks are great too and good for you starting on Joanne's quilt along ,I thought about it but decided I was already swamped. Looking great !!

  18. Talk about stars in your eyes! They are all gorgeous. I've looked longingly at Joannes QA, but maybe there is enough going on here right
    Your projects are all looking great!

  19. I love stars too - because there are so many different ones! You're doing a great job with all of yours.

  20. Your stars are real 'stars' and Christmas? I don't want to think of it yet, first the fall season :-)
    Have a nice week.

  21. I love star blocks too and all yours are gorgeous. The little blue quilt at the top is beautiful.

  22. Your stars make me happy! They are lovely,Raewyn!

  23. I think stars are my favourite blocks too. (except lone star - can't quite like that one, but maybe one day)

  24. So many beautiful stars! I love star blocks :)

  25. I do love your stars - especially the blue ones.

    Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit and comment.

  26. I can tell that you are having fun with those stars!

  27. starblocks are ALWAYS beautiful, und yours arre perfect too!


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