Starburst QAL Week 4

Today marks the first day of week 4 of the Starburst Quilt-a-long, which is block construction. I am totally in love with my blocks! I was unsure at first about the first one put together, but after. 30000000000000000000000000000000000000

ha ha ha, Harry helped me with that. He is just tall enough to reach the keyboard. He hits the keys and runs (crawls) away.

As I wa saying, after I got them all together and laid out, I love the look and how they flow together. I have 2 high impact blocks and 2 low impact blocks, which balance out nicely. Even better is there is one in each colorway, Heartbreaker and Dreammaker! I love accidental symmetry!

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I did work ahead on the next week because I am going to need more time for the final stretch of quilting and binding. I am very excited to finish this one off!

I also got my star blocks done for Linda in the Star Block Bee. She asked for 3 12″ blocks. I hope she likes them =)

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Now I am off on a grand adventure to the parents house, so I will see you all in a week!


First Finish of 2013

There is nothing I like better than setting the last stitch in a binding. Tying the knot and breathing a sigh of accomplishment and, lets be honest, relief. Another quilt completed!

This one is for my partner in Doll Quilt Swap 13 on Flickr. It was my first DQS and I quite enjoyed myself. There is so much inspiration in the gallery, and everyone’s tastes are so different. I tried to figure out which one was mine, but since I didn’t mention Owls this time around the one I thought might be it might not be and if its not then I have no clue!

My partner mentioned she likes stars, and the main block in her mosaic was a paper pieced star with a black text background.( I do not have any text fabric in my stash at all. I didn’t like it at first but now that I see what people are doing with it I kinda get it and its growing on me. )

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This is one of my new favorite color combos. I had a couple Bee members who wanted the teal/orange colors, and then I found a Bloggers Choice bundle at Pink Castle Fabrics on Black Friday that I fell in love with. There is some Flea Market Fancy and coordinating solids and blenders.  AND to go really out of my comfort zone, I quilted it using two different colors of threads and NOT in the ditch! Ha! Take that scaredy-brain! I call it Supernova. Big name for a little quilt. It is 18″ square.  I get to show it off at the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow night. Yay! I get to oogle quilts and eat goodies while hubby gets to stay home and try to get a teaspoon of medicine down a 10 month old throat. Have fun honey!

And now for an exciting Announcement!

I will be hosting a Giveaway!! Starting on Thursday night, so your gonna want to tell all your friends and come back Thursday evening for all the details.


Until then,

Happy Quilting!