Yesterday I was trying to decide on how I will be quilting the next section on Murrieta Stars and it got me thinking when looking at the big empty squares in between the stars – what to put in it and then I got to thinking while looking through my stencils that some were missing. A light bulb went off in my head – you know how that is – and I remembered where I saw them – years ago! yes years ago – and I had forgotten all about them.
Remember years ago when this ring binder of patterns was offered for how many $$ back in the 90’s? It was a month to month thing where you could get it for 12 months or something like that or quit when you wanted. I think I got it for 12 months. There were plastic templates and paper patterns – and stencils – or the stencils got in there from something else? who can tell – that was a long time ago!
Maybe someone else has this ring binder – “Best Loved Quilt Patterns” and knows if stencils were included too or if they got in my book from another source? They have been sitting in this book for years – I have used some of the patterns – back in the 90’s before rotary cutting became so popular ( or maybe I was late getting a rotary cutter LOL ) If they didn’t come with this book it came with something else that had the holes for a ring binder as they have them on the side.
Here are two of them – but I don’t think I quite like them in this – but I did put them with the other stencils for another time so I won’t loose track of them again – amazing how quilting supplies multiply and years later come back to be used.
The flower on the right is what I used in the corners of the first two borders but I kind of like the sunflower on the left – I wish I would have seen this one first and I would have used it instead for all of it – but I think I will use it for the block blocks in between the stars just because I like it and I think it suits the quilt. I will also have a grid in the area that the flower doesn’t cover.
I got this side marked and ready to quilt for last night and I will work more on marking another day –
For Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I plan to finish this 4th star for Round We Go – it will be the 4th for October and I’m running late with it seeing as it is almost the end of October – I am trying to keep up with 4 a month. I am also linking to Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Patchwork .
One coat of varnish on the sewing table – several more to go! but it is a start – I hope to have the table ready to put the sewing machine on at the end of the week and then I will get to serious work practicing with it and learning all about it. I need to make a run to the closest dealer (90 miles I need to go jeans shopping too so can combine the trip) too and ask some questions, get an extension table for a level work space directly around the base of the machine, extra bobbins and maybe a quarter inch foot although the markings on the feet provided are pretty good.
Some sales going on at AccuQuilt until the end of the month.