Monday, July 23, 2018

Weekend Stitching: Still Stars

It was a slow and relaxing weekend, which was very welcome.  Laundry is caught up, a bit of housework got done and there was lots of stitching time for a change. I got caught up on all the Squared Away blocks on Saturday, so Sunday the focus was on this month's One Monthly Goal.

Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

Ten of the blocks have their frames.  The last two blocks are over on the sewing machine waiting to be finished up.  I might actually finish my OMG for July for a change.   

In addition to getting the blocks framed, there's been progress on the sawtooth stars for the pieced border.  


Pink, teal and a single red star have been added to the growing pile.  Somehow I miss counted and ended up with 6 teal blocks, but that's OK. The rest of the red blocks are under construction at the sewing machine and I've started on the black stars. All that is left is to make 5 gray and 5 brown stars, plus three more of various colors to have the 64 blocks for the pieced border.  So this one is moving along.  

Linking up with the usual Monday crew:
Monday Making
Monday Design Wall
Main Crush Monday 

15 comments:

Judy Hansen said...

You are making good progress. The framing really sets off the squares. Beautiful. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Mondays.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

You're making great progress! I really like how you bordered your star blocks. Will there be sashing between the blocks? Congrats on all the sewing time your were able to fit in over the weekend, and thanks for sharing your progress on MCM!

Alison V. said...

This is really a lovely set of fabrics that you used for your pink and teal stars! I'm excited to see it all come together.

Barbara said...

It looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see it all together.

Cherie Burton said...

All your stars are looking great. I especially like the inverted star block. I've downloaded the pattern for a future date. Thanks for sharing.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The inverted stars are so pretty with their matching frames! The star border will be perfect for them, too. Is this quilt meant for someone? I would have a hard time giving it away!

chrisknits said...

Those stars pop with their color borders. It will be an awesome quilt.

Karla Brown said...

I am a sucker for star blocks and yours are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the link for the pattern.

AnnieO said...

Looking great, Kathy. Good progress and almost goal, yay!

Julie in GA said...

Your Inverted Stars are gorgeous! The staggered Sawtooth Stars will be the perfect border.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

your making good progress!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm DEFINITELY going to have to add those Inverted Stars to my RSC list. LOVE!!!

Cheryl said...

Great progress, I love the matching frames for each block.

beth s said...

Looks like two beautiful quilts are coming along nicely! Thanks for linking up this week.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The matching frames make the stars pop. Great idea! You are going to have two very pretty starry quilts.

-Soma