Monday, February 13, 2012

I promised...

some sewing!

Birthday celebrations are over for another year,

(Thank you for all your birthday wishes!)

So it's back to the important business of sewing.....

I had a great time playing with the layout of my last star for my 

"Stars in Your Eyes" quilt...

Would I do this...


or this?


Why didn't I think of trying this arrangement out for all of them?

Maybe not?

So all twelve are made...

and the two 'half' stars!


A word of warning, if you are making this quilt!


THIS IS A HALF STAR...




this..... 


is NOT! 

(The one in the drawing has 3 full points!  The pattern requires two full and two 

half points! )

And making a whole star and cutting it in half will not work!

Luckily I have enough patchwork experience to know about 1/4" seam 

allowances!

I also spent a very pleasant hour at my LQS auditioning fabric 


for the background ......



and backing fabric for my FLQS mini!

So a marathon cutting session of 42 diamonds awaits!

Happy sewing!

SUZ

16 comments:

  1. I love all your fabulous fabric choices!! That star quilt is really going to be fun!!!

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  2. I cannot wait to see the stars being pieced together. It is going to be a brilliant quilt!

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  3. Love that top fabric in the last photo. All your stars are fabulous. It's going to be a beautiful quilt when you are finished.

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  4. Can't wait for the grand finale - looking wonderful x

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  5. Can't wait to see this finished. I hate it when patterns aren't right, I am not as experienced as you and I sit for hours trying to work out what I have done wrong...... only to find it is usually the pattern that is wrong. x

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  6. Love, love your newest star! Great inspiration!

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  7. Booo.....a fallen star! I hope you can put that skinny star to good use. Thanks for the tip {warning}!!! I love the bright bright of your stars!!! And the background choice looks perfect. I have seen that bird on a wire fabric...it is wonderful!

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  8. Stars! Lots of bright colors! Some of my favorite things!
    I think I would need a bit of handholding to accomplish these. Inspirational. Deb.

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  9. All the fabrics are looking so nice together. I'll call on you when I g=have trouble putting something like this together.

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  11. Hi Suz,
    I love the colours you've used for these stars, very vibrant.
    I should point out thought, that the pattern is not wrong. I've actually made this quilt and had no issues whatsoever.
    Diagram 5 refers to the half stars which are pieced together to form the full stars. A quick look at the finished photo or the assembly diagram of the quilt clearly shows that the half stars are different.
    Hope you enjoy the finished product as much as I have!
    Regards,
    Belinda.

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  12. Belnda, I didn't say the pattern was wrong. It is just confusing! I wanted to warn others that the picture of a half star is not the star you make for the fill-in space nor can you make a full one and cut it in half This will yield two half stars with no seam allowance. Instruction 4 warns of this!

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  13. Hi Suz,
    My apologies, your wording certainly gives the impression that the pattern is wrong.
    But Instruction 4 refers to the six points and four ccorners of the quilt, not the half stars.
    In any case,keep sewing.
    Belinda.

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  14. Love your stars. Not all patterns are easy to read so your warning is great. Makes others read carefully. I see Belinda just HAD to have the last word LOL.

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