Sunday, August 19, 2018

Seeing Stars QAL--a New Project!

Despite my best attempts to resist the temptation to start something new, I gave in over the weekend and decided to participate in the Seeing Stars Quilt-Along, hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting. The first block pattern was posted last week, and I made two of the Double Star blocks on Sunday.


Double Star blocks
Seeing Stars QAL by Melissa at Happy Quilting

These Double Star blocks are enormous--24" finished! Melissa's pattern calls for three of them for her 80" x 80" quilt. I'm planning to make a quilt that finishes around 60-64" x 80", so I only made two blocks. I still need to figure out how many to make of the other sizes of blocks.

I'm using classic Christmas prints for my quilt. Most of them date back to the late 1990's/early 2000's. My background fabric is two different beige prints of poinsettias. I hope they will blend together well, since I didn't have enough of any single background fabric that was suitable for this quilt. These individual photos of the blocks will give you a closer look at the fabrics.




The next pattern for the Seeing Stars QAL will be posted on Wednesday. It's not too late to join the fun!

I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag.  I'm also sharing my blocks with the Seeing Stars QAL link-up. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 


Julie in GA

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty stars. What a great way to use up some of those older odds and ends.

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  2. I have long had a thing for double star blocks. So much more interesting to have a pieced center on the larger star design.

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  3. So glad to have you quilting along!!! Your stars look awesome!!! I love those classic Christmas prints. Just so fun!!! Way to jump in and get all caught up so quick!!!

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  4. You have done the things I have only THOUGHT about doing. Better get off my butt and get busy!

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