Monday, June 11, 2007

The stars have it!


So did you guess correctly then?
18 x 9" blocks (finished size) to stitch into six rows of three - then a 1.5 or 2" border all round.
This is a 'Buggy Barn' star pattern that was originally a 12" block that I resized down to 9". You just stack up your fabrics, draft the pattern with all the cutting lines onto freezer paper, iron that onto the top piece of fabric and slice through. Then by moving the top layer of star pieces to the bottom of the pile you end up stitching a series of contrasting stars.
Once I've quilted it I think I may well round off the corners before binding it. Then I'll add ties at each side to keep it from sliding off the table.
It's a bit on the bright side but all three kids love it and it will brighten up that corner as well as protecting the table.
Sarah did make me smile as I was pulling out the random fabric choices - "Oh no Mum," she said of one selection "You can't use that one it's far too nice!"
Spoken like a true quilter :o)

15 comments:

Andrea said...

These are fab ! I don't quite understand how you've made them but I think I may have a go. I need to make a baby quilt soon and this looks like it may fit the bill ! I'm such a copycat - lol !
Before I started reading blogs I never got so side-tracked and actually finished my quilts !!!

McIrish Annie said...

Anne, Catching up with you! I read your post about your fingers with interest. I too have stiff elbows and thumbs. Lots of typing at work and sewing at home. I'm off to see the Doc on Thursday.

what you say is true, I have a gimpy hip(goes back to when I was a baby) and when it had been bothering me a bit the last few yesrs, the Doc told me to get off my bottom and walk! it sure did work. 30 minutes with the treadmill and the tv and I have been feeling better.

Love your white elephant cover!

McIrish Annie said...

Anne, Catching up with you! I read your post about your fingers with interest. I too have stiff elbows and thumbs. Lots of typing at work and sewing at home. I'm off to see the Doc on Thursday.

what you say is true, I have a gimpy hip(goes back to when I was a baby) and when it had been bothering me a bit the last few yesrs, the Doc told me to get off my bottom and walk! it sure did work. 30 minutes with the treadmill and the tv and I have been feeling better.

Love your white elephant cover!

meggie said...

Yes, blogging steals a lot of my sewing time, but it is such fun, & I can learn soooo much!
Love your stars! Love all your work though, so each new project is a treat to see.

Juliann in WA said...

I knew it would be fun! Great little stars and so bright and cheery.

Libby said...

The stars are so cheerful - that Buggy Barn method is a fun one.

Dawn said...

Oh what fun those stars are! I've done buggy barn before! I love your stars! That will be such a happy cover!

Hedgehog said...

Love these stars - and the bright colors are great for summer!

Lily said...

Oooh Anne you'll have to share how you made those stars!

Kneading dough is the other thing you could do to ease the pain in your joints - and your family would love the loaves, pies and bikkies that would eventuate from the dough!

And your white elephant turned into a swan! Did you notice?

Karol-Ann said...

oooh! These are nice. I would love to try this, if I understand it properly and if I had the time... maybe someday LOL

Fiona said...

I was right (sort of) - great blocks!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Sarah's well on her way! ;) Great stars!! Well done, Anne.

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, such bright fun stars! The Buggy Barn patterns always make me smile. :)
Cheri

atet said...

Oh what fun! This is going to look lovely. I forgot to mention in my last comment that I'm also getting bitten by the stitchery bug. Oh my. Handwork!

Guðrún said...

I did not guess so I was neither wrong nor right ;) love those stars, bright and cheerful.