Friday, March 23, 2012

2 more batik stars

It's been several weeks since I sewed anything, but I've been pinning pretty blocks to inspire me. Here are today's efforts: a Starflower block and a Spider-leg block. I made both from my batik scrap stash, making half-square triangles from 4 inch squares. It's great to be back in the sewing room. A big thank you to all those quilting bloggers out there in cyberspace, for all your great ideas. I'm never finished but I'm still linking up to Finish it up Friday, cause that Friday deadline keeps me motivated.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Got three more stars completed this week. This one is the paper-pieced Whirling Star from Fresh Lemons, and it is still pieced with scraps that relate to the scraps in the other blocks. However, I found myself at Stone Mountain this week, buying more batik to try to match an olivey green that I have used up. I also saw more stars on Faith's flickr group that I want to try: a Scrap Star and a Lone Starburst (the pdf for this template is the link). Still not sure what I will do with all these stars, but a neighbor has asked for a quilt for a fundraiser, so that may be the destination of these blocks.

Off to work now. Even though I haven't finished the quilt or even the concept and I still havent gotten to any WIPS, I've finished the blocks I'd planned this week, so I am still linking back to Finish it Up Friday, the inspiration that got me going on this sewing spree. These last two are pieced using nickle squares and the one on the left needs a little re-working to assure that there are still points on the stars when sewed together.
After paperpiecing two stars with Faith's tutorials I feel so much more comfortable! Not quite easey-peasey, but fun.