Saturday, October 13, 2012

Making stars

#7 Alice's Star
This is the new Grandmother's Choice block for the week.  This is the paisley version.  I used the same three light batiks for the backgrounds in both blocks this week, just for fun.  I was going to machine applique the star, but allowed myself to feel pressured into hand applique because everyone else seemed to be.  One of these days I am going to get over that.  Next time, I am sticking with machine applique.  I am officially over my desire to master needle turn applique.
Here is the batik version.  I love the butterfly in this batik, even though I am not usually a fan of the multicolored hand dyed.  This one got included in the collection for the butterflies.
This is the block for this month's Comfort Quilt bee.  This is our last month for this bee.  It has been fun, and I have enjoyed all the blocks I have learned to make.  I joined this bee because each quilt was made for someone in need of special comfort for one reason or another.  I love that quilts can provide that kind of comfort.
Lastly, I made this sawtooth star for the Stash Dash quilt project my sister and I are each making.  One of the frustrating things about this project is that several of the elements have no measurements given, and we have to try and figure them out.  Fortunately, I have made tons of this star, so had a fairly easy time of it.  I guess there was an assumption that everyone who participated would be a veteran quilter. 
I hoped to get more done today, but was waylaid by a pesky headache.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day.  I have so many things I want to do.  It seems there is never enough time for it all.
Until tomorrow then.  Joyful quilting, everyone.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Good for you with the needle turn. I'm whimping out - using some old star buttons for my center instead.

Michelle said...

Gosh I love that Comfort Bee block! I have such a thing for HSTs at the moment - another block to investigate!

I hear you on the hand applique. I really like doing it, but there are certain things I don't enjoy doing so I avoid them. One is machine quilting anything bigger than single sized. I find no shame in sending large quilts out!