Sunday, May 14, 2023

Back to the Stars

     Back to the Scrap Jar Stars, I mean. This has been a leader ender for a long time. I finished 22 blocks, needed 20, to make a quilt. When I looked back at the pattern, I realized if I made 8 more blocks, I could have a bigger quilt. So, I girded up and sewed more components. I have the last 6 blocks layed out on sheets of cardboard stacked at one of the machines to work in between other things. Then I will have 30 blocks to layout 5 x 6. The blocks will finish at 12". However, they still need sashing and cornerstones, which I will have to cut, and use a leader enders to put it together. I am trying to push this along, as it has been around too long (April 22) in pieces.

Single block

This pile of blocks was too hard to iron on freezer paper, so I put each block on a cardboard.
     I also tried out a quilt pattern I found on Pinterest, Illusion Rings, to see if I like it before committing to it. I came up with the sizes to use standard cuts and I am not sure if it is too large scale. The centers, HSTs are 4 1/2" squares, 12" Finished. Used the Tri-Recs ruler for the star legs.


Gene Black said...

I am laughing at your "much too long" which is just over a year. I have had projects that stayed around for 3 to 5 years before they were finished.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Illusion Rings looks like a fun one to make.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I'm laughing at both you and Gene - most of my projects have a much longer "shelf" life - ;))

Bonnie said...

I like your 16 patch and stars but yikes! Those are small bits that make up the block. (On the other hand, I probably have a slew of HSTs that are 1.5" finished. And I know I have way too many 1.5" cut squares. I don't really want to use them but this would make it easy to possibly use up quite a few spare parts. Love the Illusion Rings block. All of these look like they are great scrap busters.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love the stars!!! Glad you are able to get back to them... but 1 year.... heck thats a *baby* aged projects haha!