So first up today i thought i'd show my two latest blocks for my Christmas Stars quilt. Sarah over at Sew What, Sherlock? has been working on a series of conversions from traditionally pieced blocks to paper pieced blocks, aptly named The Conversion Project. I recently tried out her Fusion Star pattern and just loved it!
It's an awesome 24" finished and has such great visual impact for something that goes together so easily!
The next one i made up was a pattern test for Esther at Ipatchandquilt, called Blooming Hot. And let me tell you folks, it's not for the faint of heart! With 128 pieces and 16 points meeting in the center this one's a doozy!
But Esther's instructions are very well written and include lots of tips to help you get through! One of the great things about having so many pieces is the option for so much variety. I chose to keep all my center meeting fabrics in the same colour because i knew that i wouldn't be able to get them all to line up perfectly.
I think i did pretty well, i made a couple of errors cutting fabric that didn't fit. Which of course led to some unpicking...
Oops. But overall it was a fun design to work with and i think it works really well with the rest of the stars!
So on the agenda for today is stitching up Mercury from Julie over at 627handworks... which i already have the fabrics ready for! I'm going to be so sad when this series is over :(
And yes this one is also for my Christmas Stars quilt, but after seeing all the blocks together i think it's time to make a couple with all solids. Calm things down a bit... we'll see how that goes!
As well as my first practice project for the Penny Sampler class. As much as i wanted to do the full Dogwood Blossom quilt i just don't have the time. So i'll be doing the smaller project, a Dogwood Blossom Pillow! So here's what i've come up with so far!
I little bit of Flea Market Fancy and some Architextures! Sounds good to me, i'm off to sew!!
But before i do, i have to show you the amazing pillow that Cari made using my Star Dresden tutorial!
|i borrowed your pic Cari... hope you don't mind!|
Doesn't it look fantastic with her Palatina Pillow?! Needless to say while her Palatina pillow has been on my to make list, it's now been bumped up. I've pulled a stack of AMH Field Study and am hoping to get on that this weekend! Pop by Cari's blog for more pics as well as her version that involves only twelve blades... she also has a free template that you can use!
Linking up with Kristy for the PPP!! You should totally pop over and enjoy the tale of a pink unicorn!
And linking up as always with Lee for WIP Wednesday!
High fives for the start of the Penny Sampler!!
And if my day couldn't get any better i just got this in the mail!! Squeee!
Some for my Penny Sampler as well as some for a commission! More on both coming soon!