So happy to be linking this post to Whoop my progress up with Sarah today 🙂 Check out her post here 🙂 She has lots of eye candy today … and lots of links to look at too!!
Today I have 4 great stars to share with you…
I made 2 of each star in the same colorways…
<<<< This is "Star on Star" pattern from Patchwork Square website..
And this cutie >>>> is called “Swamp Angel” pattern also found at Patchwork Square.
<<<<< This star is called "Bear Tracks" pattern by Patchwork Square…
>>>>> This star is my fave block of the star blocks for some reason.. it is just very happy and fun! It is called “Evening Star” but I think the orange looks like butterflies going in for nectar from a flower 🙂 Silly me! Pattern also from Patchwork Square.
Patchwork square is similar to quilter’s cache if you have visited there but not as uber organized… however>>> they have PICS! I do better with a picture instead of just a name of a block… so I went HERE to get all these block ideas 🙂 WHOOP!
Also I struggled but finally won with a perfectly measured school house block! It is part traditional piecing and part paper piecing….
I am super stoked about this block… see my pattern is not yet updated but here is my layout .. with this post maybe you can understand some of it 🙂
I make notes on my patterns for future reference… the “center” is on another piece of paper and the backing I will piece next is on yet another piece of paper! lol
So next up are those little 4″ blocks that I call “square in a square”. I have my fabrics chosen… and with this final block sets done I will be ready to assemble this section of the quilt over the weekend I think! WHOOP!!!!
I still have Wendy’s beautiful artwork she sent for this quilt to border and add the year to…
I will put this years date on it as when she made it in 2004 she dated it as well! What a special piece this is to add to this quilt 🙂 Here is my friend Wendy… you can see her work on her blog here 🙂
Wendy has been instrumental in helping me accomplish unrealistic goals I had set and make them happen! I am amazed at what I have created with these blocks I have shared today!
So between the front and the back I will actually use ALL of the “special fabrics” I had purchased for this quilt… Amazing I think that I collected over a year or this and now am using all I collected to some extent somewhere in the quilt! AMAZING how God works things out I think 🙂
Now that this quilt is mainly together I am excited to ask you a question about this post!
Well thanks for the mention but you have done the hard work and have achieved Leo much these last few days. It is just a joy to watch your great achievements unfold! 🙂
I love your Evening Star, too! And thanks, too, for the link to Patchwork Square! I love Quilter's Cache, but since I prefer traditional blocks, I have a hard time finding exactly what I want at QC since so many of those blocks have so many different names … and conversely, so many different names could be so many different blocks. And sometimes, I know visually what block I want, but I don't have a clue as to the name of the block. 😉 I've bookmarked PS for future reference.
Never heard of Patchwork Square, so thanks for that! I love that star on star block, it looks so cheerful in those colors. Nice work!
Not much for star blocks, I lean towards modern. You are doing amazing work with your piecing. You are starting to look like a pro. The Mickey Mouse block is so cute, and appropriate for your quilt.
love the house block, thanks