Monday, June 13, 2011

Quilting Task for Today...

Our guild, Country Road Quilters, is gearing up for the next group quilt. Various members are piecing these "Floating Star" blocks using a white-on-white print and a pretty, frosty blue. It's an excellent block for a group project because it's forgiving. The star points are sewn so that they are away from the block edges... they'll stay sharp, and won't get blunted when joining the blocks together. A good pick, I think! I really enjoy contributing to group quilts. So I've pieced two blocks ready for the deadline.








One little issue... white-on-white prints and over-60 eyesight combined to fool my eye. It is so easy for me to get a piece turned with the wrong side up. As careful as I thought I was being, this piece had to be removed and re-sewn because the right side faced the back of the block. aaaargh! Here is the culprit here. I'm just grateful it was only one piece. All fixed now.





The block reminded me of a colorful quilt I made some years back for our granddaughter Brooke. It, too, had floating stars. A very easy pattern and fun to make. The fabrics and pattern were in a kit... just had to cut and sew.

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Nancy, I know what you mean about eyesight.....the tonal fabric can get turned so easily and it's so hard to tell which side is up........It's going to make a wonderful quilt.......

Brook's quilt is beautiful....I need to do one of these for my granddaughter.....

Have a great day...

LynCC said...

OK, so what's my excuse? At 43, I frequently have to pick and resew because I put the fabric the wrong way around! ;D

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Beautiful blocks .. beautiful quilt. Lucky granddaughter! Keep on going ... what's an upside down block here and there .. perhaps it could be a new trend -- the 'not perfect' block. Wish I had photographs of my quilts. Lovely to see, Nancy. Take care, Donna

Robbie said...

Yep, the floating star is a good group block! You'll have to post pic of the finished quilt! Is it for an auction? Does your quild all participate in quilting it? Or are these blocks that are made and then a person's name is drawn to win??

Martha Lever said...

Hi Nancy. I got a chuckle from your comment today because the battle in our spiritual mind goes on even stronger than our art mind! You are so right!! That little baby foal is just so adorable. Let me know what you name him. I though about it but couldn't come up with anything cute. No doubt he's cute!!!