This star quilt is really beginning to grow and I think I will probably be concentrating on it for my machine work for the next couple weeks to get it finished up. Right now if I continue on the path decided I need 9 more blocks to make it a good couch size quilt. Each block is 12 inches square – so with the seam allowance – 11.5 inches. I think two more blocks to finish the row on the end and then one more row of 7 on the side. I am thinking of a sashing in between the blocks and then a wider sashing around the quilt to frame it.
I have used about 6 different shades of aqua right now for the star points – this is one I did yesterday – 3 blocks of them. Besides numerous shades of aqua there are also different shades of white background used – a very scrappy quilt. I’m linking to My Quilt Infatuation.
Another 2 of this one.
I have these 3 left and enough cut from the previous colors to do two more I think. This should finish off the 9 blocks needed ok.
The lower 2 fabrics are used a lot in the quilt and they would be the sashing and border. Slightly blurry – sorry. I like that darker blue batik but feel it is too different than the rest of the “blue” in the quilt to use for sashing. It doesn’t have to have sashing of course so not sure at this point – maybe a row of the scrappy tiny patches would look good for sashing instead – just a thought – might put a string together to look – if I do I will take a photo of it.
There are some new sale events going on at Craftsy – if you are not interested in these sales please do not feel like you have to read any further – I am posting this for those of you that are interested – I know some of you are not and never want my readers to feel like they are being pressured to buy anything – this is just for those that are interested! Thanks for your purchases if you do purchase from my links.
Thursday Valentine’s Day Class Event from Craftsy
One day only! 14 classes for under $14, for your sweetest early Valentine’s Day yet.
(February 2nd from morning to midnight. this is not all classes but 14 classes under $14)
Also there is a new cooking class on sale today called “Essentials of Mexican Cooking” at 33% off and a Knitting class called “Machine Knitting Sweater Basics” 33% off of that one too. I don’t know if any of you are interested in those kinds of classes but thought I would mention it as the promo email I got mentioned those two classes specifically. Do you all take cooking classes or knitting classes? I have tried several knitting classes and really need to get my act together and finish them!!
The newest quilt kit that I see that is very colorful and nice looking this couch size quilt that is called “Split Rail Rainbow” for $56 it is 63” x 76” and has about 5.75 yards of fabric and the pattern.