Friday, August 15, 2008

Stars and Dishes

Pretty soon I'm going to have to lay these stars blocks out on the bed and make a decision about what to do with them. I really hadn't planned to make a full sized quilt but I'm addicted to making these things! Maybe there will be more than one quilt coming out of this sewing marathon...


In addition to looking for and using my older prints I'm sewing half-square triangles together that I cut from scraps years ago. When I come across a set that are actually the same size and work together (more or less) I'm making Broken Dishes blocks. Now I'm thinking ahead and cutting half-square triangles from the scraps I'm using for the stars whenever I can.



Apparently we're in for some unusually high temperatures here this weekend. That may slow me down on my stars and dishes. It gets pretty toasty in here with the iron on, the windows closed, and it's 90 degrees outside!

8 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

just 'cause its hot is no reason to quit! sew the triangles ready for pressing!! :-)

These are looking like great fun. Hope you don't melt

Sharon said...

This heat isn't much fun, is it?? I'm having trouble getting in the quilt studio - too hot on the 2nd floor! Your blocks are looking great! And good idea on the broken dishes blocks!

Quirky said...

Hot weather is horrible isn't it? You could always go vampire...sleep during the day and sew all night! The blocks are looking great!

Cher said...

a/c is humming and so will my machine tomorrow- I too have been making broken dishes blocks! playing with extra squares from the sewing table scrap pile. love your stars..why not keep making more if you are enjoying them?

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ooh, love the broken dishes, very fun combinations. I hate sewing in that kind of heat. urgh.

belinda said...

Looks like you have been being sooo productive!! I too love the maverick stars. I have been playing around with some too!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Texas is so hot, we just stay inside and create these days. I'm so glad I popped in here this morning - I spent yesterday drafting old quilt patterns for needlepoint, but was "stuck" on the fabrics - so THANKS for the inspiration, motivation, and ideas. These are lovely. I'll post mine on my blog maybe today.

ROZ said...

very funny fungly