Saturday, September 6, 2014

One Block Wonders #1

After weeks of very little sewing, mainly because of a new role at work, last weekend I was determined to get back to my sewing machine. I have been keen to make a bigger one block wonder for a while and I don't think you can go wrong with a 'star' quilt.

The three main fabrics came from the stash. And I was in The Crafty Needle looking for fabric for my second giant star quilt and came across the little grey and white spot I have used in the background. I quite like that I managed to put some random fabrics together and they look ok.

The quilt measures 48" square or 122 cm. It will probably go to Carol the quilter for as little quilting as possible.

It was too windy for Lucy the Cat to venture outside when I was taking photos, so she sat by the open window and the wind blew her winter mane around. And Mocha, the neighbour's cat who spends about three quarters of her day not at her own house, stayed inside in the sun. Smart kitty.

I have cut a second giant star and I plan to get more of it sewn this weekend. I am not sure how user friendly this one will be given three of the four fabrics are linen. However, it will look good!


  1. I like your giant star - looks like perfect size for a baby quilt or table cloth :-)

  2. that looks amazing! I think the chevron stripe fabric is the perfect touch.

  3. Love your big star pattern & those strong zigzag lines! The background grey & white spot is such a great neutral, everything else stands out beautifully! Linda

  4. I love that centre fabric at the bottom. What a crazy combo of animals! Hope the new role is going well :-)

  5. Yay for new roles! hope it's going great :) and those fabrics work beautifully together - they dont look random at all!