Monday, July 22, 2019

One of these things is not like the other...

c'mon... sing it with me... you know you want to... one of these things is not like the other... one of these things just doesn't belong... (credits to Sesame Street which I obviously listened to waaaay too many times)...


This is my design wall this morning... I LOVE this block!!  It is the pattern Quilty Stars by Emily of Quilty Love and you can  get the pattern here...


I found this pattern on Instagram and there is QAL for it... I need to post to the group ... you can see all the wonderful variations of this pattern here and here too... so many many ideas ...

As you may have surmised I am making 2 different quilts using this same pattern... the blue green stars with the beige crackle background is for my younger son... he helped pick out all the fabrics  from my stash...



oh my goodness... it was a trip down memory lane for me... there is vintage Jinny Beyer, Elly Sienkiewicz, Jennifer Sampou, Pat Campbell,  Hoffman...my son is 29 years old and I think some of these fabrics are as old as he is... and how come I can remember the names of fabric designers and their fabrics from 2 decades ago, but I can't remember where I ate dinner yesterday???

Now this isn't a palette I would normally work in but I have to say it is really pretty... it has a outdoor forest-y feel... cool green trees and blue skies...  I'm going to do 4 rows of 4 with sashing and a nice border... he wants minky for the back...

I have all the star points / half square triangle units  sewn together ... I used a new to me ruler/trimmer...  Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers by New Leaf Stitches... you can find them here on Amazon... although I think I got mine as a Daily Deal from Missouri Star ... they have them too, right here...


I like them a lot...  you do all the trimming before you open up the HST and the dog ears are cut off too...

So that block that isn't the same... well that one is for me... I'm going to make a new Christmas quilt for my bed... same layout - 4 rows of 4 blocks... very scrappy...


I have a TON of Christmas fabrics... the pinks and aqua ones are newer additions... I want to add more blues into the mix and I even have some yellow Christmas fabrics I want to add... imagine that...LOL... says the woman who rarely met a yellow fabric she didn't like... I got the idea for a Christmas variation from this IG post...  such a great idea... but I don't think that I'll stop at 2 quilts from this pattern... I think it is a wonderful scrap quilt project and I'd love to do it in other fabric collections... maybe some Kaffe Fassett or all yellows or Fall or Halloween or Basic Grey Christmas... and I have plenty of fabrics to do any or all of those... Oh I think I've fallen down a wonderful rabbit hole... I chided myself a bit saying perhaps I don't need several variations of the same pattern... but then I remembered that I've made the Vintage Star pattern by Jen Baker  FOUR times ...







 along with a variation of my own on that pattern...


 so yeah... I'm good with making the same pattern numerous times... You can find the free Vintage Star pattern by Jeni Baker here... and I talk about my variation which used a layer cake here...

I'm not sure exactly what has sparked the return of my sewing mojo but I'm glad it has come back... I certainly enjoyed the time I spent this last weekend with my sewing machine... and I should be able to get some more productive time in this week... not too many things on the agenda...

I haven't done this for a while but I'm going to link up with a couple of blogs... Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday... Quilting is More Fund than Housework for Oh Scrap!... and Love Laugh Quilt for Making Monday...

Hope you have a great week ahead... local weather wonks have promised much nicer weather... might even be able to open the windows and turn off the AC... woo hoo... and maybe I'll venture out to the garden centers looking for those replacement petunias I want... yesterday I sewed instead of going shopping in 95 degree weather... and the sewing was a lot of fun!

happy stitching-
carol fun

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful Stars (you are star struck lol); funny how something sparks you back into sewing...with me it was seeing the legos quilts across blogland from a while back...I really love the Christmas version of this block--it will be beautiful (even just the word "Christmas" sounds good in this awful heat wave!!) hugs, Julierose

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  2. Quilty Stars would make a great Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Glad your quilting mojo has returned-although I do like your posts on socks and cross stitch (all are dear to my heart and drain my $$) It's funny quilting is my choice of craft in the hot summer months and you have inspired me again. Thanks!

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  4. I am happy for you that your sewing mojo has returned. I love your star blocks and your finished star quilts. Thank you for sharing your quilting projects.

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