Friday, March 22, 2013

Stars in March

do good stitches March

For Elaine's month in do. good stitches we made snowball and pinwheel stars in bright spring colors. I made mine 16". After finishing the snowball block, i stitched the trimmings into HSTs. I realized the resulting pinwheel would be the perfect size for a smaller 12" block, so i made another one. It was fun rummaging through the scrap drawer to find coordinating fabrics. I think foraging amongst the scraps is one of my favorite ways to quilt.

In other news--have you seen the massive contest that Colette Patterns is having for their new pattern release, Laurel? I want to make 2 versions. Last night I got the pattern taped together and traced and I made a few standard (for me) alterations. Tonight I'm hoping to start my muslin. I tend to look like a sack in shift dresses. Let's hope that trend does not continue.

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Have a good weekend!

6 comments :

Kaye said...

Ooo! I really these! That fox fabric is cute too.
Have you switched your reading over to bloglovin' now? I think we're all in the market for a new reader now that Google Reader is going the way of the dodo.

Jacey said...

Your blocks are adorable. I agree; the scrap bin is my favorite way to sew.

I hadn't heard about the Laurel contest. I'll have to check it out! I am very much into the clothing sewing this week.

Britt G. said...

Adorable blocks! I'm going to pop over to Colette Patterns to check out the contest you mentioned. Good luck with your dress. Great Finishes!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the colors you chose. I was thinking about the competition as well...but I think I will be busy :-(

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

Gorgeous do.good blocks! I love the prints you put together. Shoot, though, I love pearl bracelets and sketch with just about anything. :)

Kira said...

Both your blocks are lovely! I adore the little foxes too!

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