Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Stars, New Project

I had fun this week pulling out tiny blue scraps and strips to make 8" postage stamp stars for my 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The first star of the year:


I've also been working on a baby quilt. I didn't learn about the blessed event until mid-December and the baby shower is next weekend. (I believe the baby is actually due early in February.) In the Parts Department I found a handful of 12" blocks that had been made out of appropriate prints. There were only two 6" blocks that would work. That was enough to get the ball rolling at least. I made a couple more 12" blocks out of prints that played well with the existing blocks and then cut patches for more 6" blocks. I had to go shopping (horrors!) to find something to use in the alternate spaces. A new paintbox print in my local quilt shop was the closest match to the colors and scale of the other background prints.



The top was completed this week. Found some flannel in the closet to use for the back and James is quilting it with swirls and butterflies in the alternate blocks. (There are butterflies in the backgrounds of two of the 12" blocks.)


While he's doing that I've made a few more blue stars. The 6" Hole in the Barn Door blocks were assembled as leaders and enders over the course of the last week or so.



There's going to be a ton of binding in my future. After the baby quilt is bound and gone I'll have the twin's quilts to bind. No doubt I'll be taking breaks to make more stars!

I'm linking up with the other RSC bloggers over at SoScrappy today. :- )

19 comments:

scraphappy said...

Glad that you found something in the parts department to help you out. Sounds like you don't have much time on this one.

Cathy said...

That is such a darling baby quilt.

Mystic Quilter said...

Postage Stamp stars are an ideal way to use up this tiny squares, they're looking lovely.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like your dark blue postage stamp stars! Pretty colors!

gayle said...

What a sweet baby quilt!! Love it! (And love the idea of your 'parts dept' that you can dip into to make such a beauty!)
Those postage stamp stars are beautiful, too. Love the color mix in them.
Happy binding!

Ivani said...

You made beautiful Blue Stars.
And a pretty baby quilt.

Nancy J said...

I will gladly give James Bed, Breakfast, lunch and dinner and guided tours, if he flies over and quilts all mine that are waiting. Love those new stars.

Cathy said...

I love your scrappy stars! So glad you are joining in - the RSC is so fun!!

Kate Chiconi said...

That is a seriously cute baby quilt, and put together so quickly! Now I see the advantage of a parts department! I've been under the weather the last few days; my oncologist tried me on a new medication to manage some of the residual symptoms I'm still suffering after chemo. Disaster! Needless to say I've stopped taking it but the effects are taking their time to wear off. Very frustrated by being unable to sew... Back at the machine today, hurray!

Karen said...

Very pretty baby quilt. I love the patch star blocks. Maybe this is the block I will make with all my little 1.5" squares.

Nanette said...

Love your 'Spare Parts' baby quilt, all those blocks have come together nicely. Pretty sparkly blue stars too.

tialys said...

Lovely Sue! I like the little fussy cut animal prints in the centres.

Ellen said...

Your star block looks great. I have some of that blue nightsky fabric that you used in the points - how fun!

The scrap stash and parts bins can be very helpful when we need a quilt in a hurry.

PaulaB quilts said...

The star quilt is so great for a child. The extra block fabric was sure a lucky find. And you are so lucky to have your own personal LAQ.

Edith said...

Nice Blue and purple stars, and I just love that baby quilt, you sure are quick.

Kaja said...

Lovely stars! And your baby quilt is very pretty too.

desertskyquilts said...

Love your stars! I never think of that as Hole in the Barn Door. =) Your baby quilt is great and with James's quilting, I know it will be perfect. I got the business cards today, thank you. I will start saving my pennies to have him do some quilting. At first, probably just a large all over meander, but later more interesting things. =) I will send my own batting and backing, too. Maybe thread as well. You did such an appealing job on those stars.

Sheila said...

Just love that blue star. Beautiful quilt tops.

Kate said...

Lots of fun RSC blocks. The starry baby quilt is going to be so bright and colorful. What a fun quilt for a little one.