Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Star Wars?

Not really, but I have been making stars. I got the pattern on line, but I can't remember where I got it. It's pretty simple so far. You stack all the fabrics and cut them all at once, then shift them around and "Voila!"....Stars. They were only 9.5" and I wanted the quilt a bit bigger, so I'm adding a frame to each block. The pattern only called for 12 blocks. Whatcha think?

I'm having an Amaryllis growing contest with my friend, Patti. I'm way ahead currently. I really don't know why. She planted hers three days before I remembered I was suppose to do it. The only difference I can think of is that I soaked the roots of mine before I planted it. The roots were all wrapped around the bulb and didn't want to go down in the dirt until I soaked them. It's a bit over 11 inches tall today. Loser buys the other lunch. Patti informed me a while back that she was going to win and she'd like lunch at a little place in Hawaii! Ha! I'm gonna let her off easy and just do Red Lobster or Lone Star. See how nice I am?
AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts recommended a particular white cotton fabric that she loves from Joann's so I got myself some and am trying it out. I really like it. I am just making this up as I go. Using up scraps, but I think it might turn out cute. Time will tell......

I'm pretty excited about my first Quilt Retreat with my peeps. See that in my side bar?
Over there--->....on the right side? Yep, I'm going on my first retreat with some very Prolific Quilters. I really don't know how I ended up in a group that even uses the word prolific, but they are great and I'm really looking forward to a real 3D, live and in person meeting in April. Wooohooooo! Any and all suggestions about "retreating" would be appreciated. Jen put together a great list of things, ideas, suggestions. I have three other friends from my church who are joining us. I can barely stand the waiting now...... Oh...I also made another Bow Tie Tote bag. The bigger one. It's a suprise for someone, so I'm not adding a pic yet.
I suppose since Garry has the tv cranked up with PS3 Need For Speed racing game, I'll be moving back to the sewing room now. I can only take the noise for so long before I start asking myself if his life insurance is paid up. Ughhhhh! He loves it though so.... I'm off......
Later......

7 comments:

Vickie said...

wow them stars really have spark -so too speak,will be watchin to see the completion of this one,
cheers Vickie

Sara said...

Those stars are great, I love the colors of them!

I hope you win the contest with your friend and the quilt retreat sounds great.

I have Sonic the Hedgehog in the background...no escape!!! So I hear ya on life insurance! LOL!

Trish said...

I really like the stars.... now you have to remember where you found the pattern!

I'm getting pretty excited about the quilt retreat, too... starting to bounce up and down a little... LOL

Carol VR said...

I'd love to know where you found the pattern for the stars.

They look AWESOME!!!

Simply This and That said...

Visiting your blog for the first time. I love the quilt in your banner and the title of your blog! Way cute! That star is fantastic. ooxx`jodi

amandajean said...

good for you for using up your scraps! it's looking great!!!

roseylittlethings said...

Love the way the quilt is turning out, I am making that one too. I will be posting photos later this week:) Thanks for the book recommendation, I am going to check them out! Stop by again soon!