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Murrieta Stars – Flannel, Postage Stamp Quilt

I said I needed to make four stars to have another row complete – I was wrong I needed 5 so I needed to trim some ends off and sew another – but now I have enough for 5 rows of the 6 needed for Murrieta Stars.  Five more stars to make and then I need to cut a bunch of the yellow flannel for the plain in between blocks.  This quilt does finish at about 88 x 92 or something like that so it will be much larger than it looks right now.


All that is left to work with from that big stack of star pieces that I started with  — that always feels good doesn’t it!  Linking to Confessions of a Fabric AddictSew Fresh QuiltsQuilt Fabrication: Midweek MakersJo’s Country Junction.


I didn’t work real hard on the hand quilting Monday night – I was just worn out and had that tired out feeling I get from the Reclast IV but yesterday I was back to normal – tired in the morning but by afternoon I was back to normal.


I am reading a good book right now – it is hard to find a good novel sometimes but in this book I found a good read and I guess I was surprised – I have read this author before, sometimes I like her books and sometimes I don’t – the book is Rainwater by Sandra Brown.  This one takes place in the depression era in Texas – it centers on a young mother with an autistic son – back then they didn’t call it that of course and didn’t really know what his problem was – the mother runs a boarding house and her story interweaves with her borders and other people in the town.

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11 comments… add one
  • Marianne Apr 19, 2017

    Your star quilt is looking really cheerful, and is coming together so fast!

  • Doreen Apr 19, 2017

    Luv the stars……..such a “traditional” block that gives a comforting feel. Glad you’re back to “normal”!!! LOL!

  • maxine lesline Apr 19, 2017

    The Murietta Stars quilt is lovely.. a traditional pattern that produces a sort of quiet feeling… the assortment of colors .. the soft colors themselves… but a certain liveliness with the yellow. And what precision in the seams of the flying geese…. I am doing a border of them right now so I see that keenly. I expect you already have in mind at least two future quilts.

  • Jill Apr 19, 2017

    I read that book this winter in Arizona, very different from her usual mysteries. I think you will enjoy it.

  • Karen Apr 19, 2017

    I love your star quilt. It cheerful and fun.

  • Vicki Apr 19, 2017

    I’ll look that book up. I agree about Sandra Brown. Some are OK and some are awful.

  • Susan Apr 19, 2017

    Your star quilt looks great! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

  • audrey Apr 19, 2017

    Your stars are looking wonderful! Very serene.:) Always a pleasure to see your applique too. I have a whole stack of it myself lately! Sandra Brown really is one of those authors, some books are a great read and others, it’s like she wrote them too fast!

  • Dottie bishaw Apr 19, 2017

    Glad you’re feeling better. Your stars quilt will be a nice big size. It looks so warm and cuddly since it is flannel. I am looking forward to the finish and the quilting. When I start a good mystery book, I can’t seem to put it down until I finish it. Have fun reading & quilting.

  • Glenda Australia Apr 19, 2017

    Hi Karen just spent the last 30 minutes catching up on your blog, I did not realise it was so long since I visited!!!! Was so sorry to read how long you were at the Lab having the tests and infusion. Just as well it is only once a year. Your irises are so so beautiful one of my favourite flowers my mum use to have a bed of them around 2 metres wide and 7 long what a glorious show it was every year. another flower she grew the same way were gladioli. She would plant them out each year and I’d help her, she would bury them 12inches so they would not blow over in the wind. I was all ways amazed they could grow up from so deep in the soil. Have enjoyed seeing your lovely quilts I can never see enough of the postage stamp quilt just love it. We missed out on easter egg garden hunt this year as the Grandies had some thing on down in the city. Hugs Glenda
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  • Jane in Cumbria Apr 20, 2017

    I love the colours you are using!!
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