Stars Over Indiana
August of 2010 was my month for the ISQB to send out fabrics and have blocks made for me.
I chose a "cheater star" from the Modify Tradition blog in greens, blues, aquas and browns. See the missing star? Me neither. Somewhere in the hubbub, a star went missing or didn't get sent back to me. No worries! I have lots of fabric and these are easy peasy to put together! A new star is on the sewing table, cut and ready to piece together!
This is the first layout after making up the block to go between the star blocks. I didn't have enough of the original fabric sent out, so I went hunting. Found some way cool scraps that were just the right size to fill in.
I cut up scraps into a 16 square block for a really fun scrappy look. I like the way this is turning out-thanks to all my quilting bee buddies!
I also lost 16lbs during the year (the goal of the bee was to lose weight and be healthier), but gained six back after a reinjury of my "ski" knee. Too many summers playing catcher for our softball team, one too many trips 'round the lake and a big tumble down the slopes a long time ago. You know, the kind where you get to ride the real cool, orange sled down behind the snowmobile?
Princess Wee-Kips decided to take a stroll across the landscape to check out the blocks and offer her opinion. She likes all the stars!
A swee little something for a super sweet lady!
Never mind the strings on the left, they just need to be tucked in neatly and then I'll whip stitch the binding on.
Thanks to KT for showing me an awesome way to maching stitch binding on the front of the quilt with a finished edge to hand sew the back down! Wow!
(not to mention it saves all those around you from getting stuck on pins that you've used to pin the binding on!)
I also managed to send out all my fabric for the IMQG bee.
I even maganed to get some vintage in there in the scrappy blocks! Always a plus in a quilt.
Hope this finds you warm, safe and sewing. I'm linking up with Amy's Sew & Tell, Friday Finish (if she has it this week. check out what she's been up to on the family front!).