Saturday, 26 April 2014

Star Light, Star Bright...


... First star I see tonight.

I've finished quilting my FQ Retreat epp, started with the fabulous Katy Jones to ribald talk and laughter. It was a great afternoon!


I love how fabric choices with this block make it so unique to each individual who makes it.


Mine sort of reminds me of the first star you see in the evening sky. I think I was talking rubbish too much at the Retreat to really pay attention to my fabric choices. I doubted them the whole time I was piecing until it was done and I could stand back and look at it as a whole; then it worked for me.


I considered making this a cushion but decided that it worked as a mini for me. I want to get one of those wires that I can peg things to on the wall above my sewing machine. Then I could put up minis and WIP blocks as I saw fit, changing them around according to mood. I'll put that on the list of things to buy.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Susan

25 comments:

  1. I do like the idea of a hanging wire! This will proudly hang there for you to admire! Gorgeous!

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  2. That is gorgeous Susan and beautiful stitching as always! My hands are itching to get some hand quilting done! xx

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  3. It's gorgeous!!

    P.S. I have lengths of 0.25" ribbon tacked to my sewing wall and use little (craft) pegs to hang things from it works really well and you get to spend ages in the haberdashery shop dithering between colours!

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  4. It is a shining star. Love the yellow fabric, the scissors and the paper clips.

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  5. The grey backing is perfect to balance the brightness of the star...a fab mini!

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  6. To me the orange bits ( your star?) are pencils. Perhaps that is a subliminal suggestion because of the paper clips and scissors!

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  7. I love the hand stitching and it makes a cute mini! Like Lindis I saw crayons!

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  8. Love it, love it, love it. x

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  9. Love this it's so zingy colour wise.

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  10. This has turned out brilliantly! Great choice of fabrics and lovely as a mini! Jxo

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  11. I dont see pencils... I see rockets!...thus the first star analogy is perfect.
    This is gorgeous Susan.

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  12. I love your fabric choices! So bright and lively. Definitely nice to keep in your space to bring you cheer on those cold British evenings :-)
    E xx

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  13. It looks fab, well done! I never even started mine *ahem*

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  14. Wonderful finish Susan. When I can find my way back into my sewing room, I'm going to hang my mini quilts above my sewing machine too.

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  15. All you need is some twine or bakers twine and some clothespins, So cute.

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  16. Calling these minis always makes me snigger!

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  17. Those greys make the colours pop so beautifully! A mini was the perfect end to this beauty!

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  18. Oh I have a wire thingy with wall mounts I could have just given you yesterday!!!

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  19. Nicely done! It looks great. Those final two lines of stitching on the grey really set off the star.

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  20. Beautiful work Susan. I see the star when I take in the whole picture, but I saw yellow coloured pencils in the centre!

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