Since I last posted,

I’ve spent more hours at my sewing machine

with my Grunge Seeing Stars fabric.

Remember the Tiny Dresden blocks?

They’re each now the center of a star block.

How appropriate that the fabric collection I chose for this design also has stars?

The sewing went quickly since I did all of the cutting at the beginning,

as shown to you earlier this week:

Here are all of the tiny Dresden blocks sewn into star blocks:

Do you like my colorful new rug (& cute booties)?

I couldn’t resist leaving them in the pic!

Next, I quickly added the pre-cut sashing.

Originally I designed a simple white border,

but while I sewed the star blocks,

the colorful stack of leftover corners

trimmed from the flying geese blocks

kept speaking to me!

I couldn’t resist using the leftover rainbow…

So, back to the computer I went

to see what kind of border I could make using the

8 half square triangles of each of the 16 star fabrics………….

This is what I decided on,

and quickly sewed BEFORE I CHANGED MY MIND!!!

The possibilities are practically endless, right?

This was a quick, painless & pretty clever addition to the quilt

(if I must say so myself, Lol)

and I feel good about using most all of those triangles!

I next cut the backing & batting,

then took it to my quilter, Tamara, yesterday so she can do her magic.

On to the next thing!

(which has been cooking for my family’s Easter breakfast & dinner)

I hope you’ve enjoyed my rainbow journey this week.

Hopefully the pattern (which remains nameless at this time) will be ready mid-May.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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So many quilts & only so much time…

It seems I never have time to work on any personal quilt projects.

Remember me showing you Blake’s graduation quilt progress¬†back in December?

Well, I finished the top in January.

Tamara quilted it for us in February & I got the binding on it right away.

Blake loved the way she put the feathers in the stripes.

Tamara is great at filling in spaces with her awesome quilting.

From the beginning Blake thought it would look neat with tabs on the top.

He helped me design it & they were his idea from the beginning.

I’m not fond of making tabs so I was kind of hoping Blake would like it without them!

What kind of mom am I???

Well, today was finally the day!

I woke & made the tabs.

I unstitched the top of the binding,

sewed the tabs onto the quilt

& tonight I sewed the binding back down.

I can’t wait for him to see it!

Finally a check mark on Blake’s graduation quilt.

What are you binding today???

Just keep sewing…

Susan