Thursday, September 11, 2014

Charming Stars sew-a-long….

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September’s block is now done and dusted for our Charming stars sew-a-long, I’m using the range “Midwinter reds” I only had enough of the cream fabric to make up 14 blocks with no sashing so 12 will be used for a wall hanging and the spare two will be made into a runner. I’ve already cut out and sewn up the points for each of my blocks but will select from these and make up one or two blocks a month till done.

I also copied Fiona's idea and made up HST blocks with the leftover corner triangles that would have otherwise been discarded and have plans of making a mini wall hanging as well as a cushion with these scraps…….Thanks Fiona it was soooo easy to make up these HST blocks Smile

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Now I just need to wait for some more Midwinter Red fabric to arrive so I can finish my next lot of blocks……I just needed a few more creams and tans to even out what I already had in my stash. When this quilt is done I plan on making a larger version with my birthday red & white fat 1/4’s for our bed and I’ll also be using Fiona's trick again to make more HST for a few extra accessories to go with it.

It feels good to be back at the machine, it’s been ages since I’ve done any machine sewing SmileHopefully I’ll be doing lots more over the next few weeks.

19 comments:

Terry said...

Your block looks great! I love it done in these colors! :0)

KERYN B said...

I just love this range of fabric and your star looks fabulous.

shez said...

Love this range Barb,that was the range I was looking for when I was at Chez's to make your bag out of,good to see you having fun.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just beautiful Barb! I love that range.

Dasha said...

Nice star! And its good to hear you are on the mend.

Cheryl said...

Love this stitchalong Barb and am so tempted - gorgeous block. Love it in the reds

Maria said...

Your Star blocks in reds look great..

Christine M said...

I love your red star block, Barb.

Jeanette said...

Love you block Barb. Gorgeous fabric range. Seems like we are all following Terry & making the little triangles into something. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

Lovely star block and you just can't go wrong with midwinter Reds....a beautiful range.

Karen said...

These are lovely stars and perfect with this fabric line. Great idea to use the HSTs too.

Bev C said...

Hello Barb,

Your blocks are lovely in the reds. So you.

Have a great weekend.

Happy days.
Bev.

marina said...

your star looks beautiful in the reds.
loving all the crochet you have been doing too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely Barb....

Fiona said...

I love it in the reds... there are going to be sweet little triangles all over blogland...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

Take care...not too much too soon!
Love the reds in your project...yummmm!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your star block is beautiful, lovely fabrics.

Anthea said...

beautifully sewn blocks there Barb, those fabrics will make up into a very lovely quilt...

Sisbabestitches said...

Your star block is great in the reds :) My you have got such a lot done already! The birthday fat quarters will make a fabulous bed quilt, and I just love your idea of using the spare hst for accessories, clever you!