Sunday, December 8, 2013

December's Lucky Star

Done!

This was a good star to finish with ... not too many pieces.

I was planning to finish this quilt top old school style with my stars on point, etc. But after talking with the Monday Modern girls, I am reconsidering. I have seen some cool layout ideas on Amy Gibson's blog. She has put together ideas for her Sugar Blocks. I quite like the idea of a big star block in the centre. We will get an mail this week from Don't Call Me Betty with ideas for layout. Maybe I will get further inspiration from that. I do plan to finish this top in the Christmas hols which start in five school days. Yay!

(Today I am experimenting with the Blogsy app. I have lost this post once this afternoon. Fingers crossed this works!)

 

21 comments:

  1. yep your post worked!!! Well done, all stars completed! This latest one looks great as well. (Lots of options re setting then?) Have a lovely holiday!! Linda

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  2. Those little chevrons look great in the block. I saw those other layouts earlier in the week - there are some interesting possibilities, depending on how much negative space you want to fill.

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  3. Wow, lots of cool ideas over there to choose from! This last block is really nice. The chevrons work a treat.

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  4. O h I do like this star - can't wait to see how you ultimately end up finishing the top.

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    1. Thank goodness for Christmas holidays!

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  5. totally love your block, wish i could paper piece like this

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    1. I am no expert. These patterns have been quite good maybe because most of the pieces are a decent size. It does take me a while to get into the swing of things when I start each block though.

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    1. I have become a little more comservative as I have gone along ditching the red and the lime green!

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  7. Your star look nice and crisp. I've not tried paper piecing yet.

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    1. Thank you. PP was new to me in January.

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  8. Beautiful! I am going to finish mine today and then I will be in search of layouts too. I like the sashing idea for them though. decisions,decisions:)

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    1. Your stars are looking very pretty. I look forward to seeing how you lay yours out.

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  9. what a beautiful block! I love that navy with the pop of yellow!

    Stopping by from Lee's hop
    http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/12/wednesday-wip-dec-11th.html

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    1. Thank you. Navy wasn't a colour I started with ... It came along later.

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  10. Gorgeous block, I love the use of the chevrons in there it really enhances the twirly effect :)

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    1. Thanks. They were an after thought that came about when I was getting tired of just solids!

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  11. Gorgeous star. I have the pattern in my in box and I am now going to dig it out and make it.

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    1. It is one of the quickest to make!

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