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

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Another starry post!

During August the Temecula Quilt Company ran another one of their fun little sewalongs, posting a star block pattern each week for 8 weeks. I diligently sewed along at the time but have only just finished putting the blocks together.
Some of the blocks waiting for further action
I decided to go with a different setting to their one after seeing a zig-zag setting recently and being intrigued with it and it's effect. I realised its just setting triangles with the centre strip 'just moved down a bit' so I had a bit of a play on EQ7 to get the sizes right. This eliminated the need for cutting out lots of testing blocks in order to get it correct! An afternoon of sewing and here is my completed Temecula Stars mini quilt top.
On point and zig-zagged changes the look completely.
The blocks were 4" finished size so this will be about 16 1/2 " when quilted
 and bound.

I have also finished this Christmas Table topper.
 Another fun project where I used EQ7 to help me get sizes and cutting right. I found a block that I liked and adapted it to make the table topper. With pieces this size, the set-in seams were a cinch.
Sorry I've shown this photo before but I just realised the above photo hasn't
 turned out well colour wise. The fabrics are gorgeous!
It feels really good to be getting a bit of sewing done - long may it continue!!
Happy creating every-one,

21 comments:

Lesley said...

Your Temecula quilt is gorgeous! You are so creative and are such a perfect piecer! I think I need you to visit me and help me with set-in seams...yours are awesome! Well done and thanks for sharing!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just beautiful.... your piecing is brilliant.... love your colour choice.

Janet O. said...

I LOVE your Summer Stars quilt. The blues and browns are gorgeous and your setting is great! I made three little quilts from the SAL and I am quilting up the second one today. I put all of my blocks on point, but now I wish I had seen this setting to try the zig-zag effect on one of them. Very cute!
Your Christmas topper is beautiful!!

Sheila said...

Beautiful piecing , love both projects ,I started the Temecula project but have yet to complete it , I really like how you put this together , great work!!

Maria said...

Sew many beautiful star projects and I like the colour combinations you used..
Nice table topper and I have trouble with photos sometimes too.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for stopping by Raewyn...I will take a close up of the center of the quilt and of the back. The back is better fabric to see the quilting...

Katie said...

I like your setting! Very nice. I made an additional block and am still considering how to set them. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Wendy said...

Lovely!

ms lottie said...

That zig-zag setting is really effective. Good on you for figuring it out. And love the colour scheme.

sunny said...

I like your stars. I haven't made them yet, but after seeing yours, I think I have to. And I LOVE the zig zag setting!!

Char said...

Raewyn, I love the setting you chose for the star blocks.
You're right the fabrics are lovely in the table topper. Perfect for the holidays.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Haven't you been a busy bee?! I love the fabric you used in your blue/brown blocks. I just ordered fabric last week in this colorway for a quilt for Handsome!
Enjoy the rest of your week, girlfriend.
xoxo
Donna

PS. Thanks for my Friendship block. I wrote about it for Thursday's post! D

Suz said...

I think I've said it before, but I love the fabrics you've chosen for your star blocks - will you get it finished in time for the exhibition I wonder??

Cisca said...

The starry quilt is gorgeous, I love the blues and browns. The tabletopper is lovely, and I can see the real colours are much better.
Have a nice day, Cisca

merumo said...

How creative you are! Love your Summer Star block quilt. And also Edyta Sitar's Hop To It quilt - applique block goegeous! I even don't see the stitches at all :O

Linda in Calif. said...

So pretty, so cute. Maybe next time I'll be able to do it with you.

Sharon said...

I love the little stars! The color combination is great as is the zig zag set. It's great that you have completed something for Christmas so early too.

Sharon said...

I love the little stars! The color combination is great as is the zig zag set. It's great that you have completed something for Christmas so early too.

Sisbabestitches said...

Your stars are looking fabulous. Set-in seams how brave, don't care how big they are! The topper looks great!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love your star quilt, the blues and browns go beautifully together. Love you Christmas table topper too, it's gorgeous.

marina said...

your stars looks amazing and the colours are just beautiful. Love the table topper too! great shape.