Friday, March 19, 2010

Variable Star

Finishing up these 4 1/2" star blocks has been my leader/ender while piecing the T quilt top (the top is almost together!).  I made three sets of 50 star blocks in 2008 - one for Jan for a special birthday, one for a special friend for a Christmas surprise, and one for me - each with a different background.  I had a few blocks of my set to complete.
Jamie's stars are sewn with an alternate cheddar block.  Jan already had a setting in mind for a star block, so her's just needs to come up in the project rotation.  I've been pondering what to do with mine as I've been constructing the T quilt.  One day we'll post the three tops for comparison.
  
I thought you might like to see the pitcher I use for refilling the water in my steam iron.  This rogue piece was gifted to me - a little cream pitcher (I'm guessing).  I'm not sure if it's real Majolica, but I love it.  Much better use than stuck in a cabinet - I enjoy it every sewing day!


15 comments:

Taryn said...

OMG! I love those stars! What a treasure you must be to your friends. I just started hand piecing some little variable stars but I think doing them as leaders and enders is a good idea. They can get a little boring if that's all you're doing. Can't wait to see the finished "T" quilt.

Cathie said...

What absolutely pretty little star blocks those are. I do love white backgrounds. How fun that will be to quilt. Are you going to quilt it by hand or machine?

Janet said...

I love the stars and your jug, what lovely things to look at. It's great fun sharing projects with friends.

PatchworkRose said...

Just love the stars :-) Amazing what you can do with leaders and enders. Oh to be so organised!!
Love the rich blue in your jug too.
Cheers
Lynne

Kathie said...

Oh I love these stars,
I have a quilt that will be in the 2011 AP and Q calendar with stars like this..
Kathie

Quilt Hollow said...

I have to tell you that I'm loving the stars! They certainly caught my eye and quickly!!!

Karen said...

Those star blocks are adorable. I can't wait to see the final setting. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

These are my most favorite star blocks! Can't wait to see them all put together! Love that pitcher too, and what a great idea to use it in the sewing room!!

Karen said...

Those are small star blocks and they look very good.

Banaghaisge said...

Look at how fabulous those stars look just tossed at random on your circular rug!!! I reckon that is your setting for them - and it is like the circle of stars overhead...
They are gorgeous whatever you do with them - well done that girl!!!!

Meredith said...

It is nice to have pretty thing to enjoy in the sewing/quilting room. Your stars are cute. I do enjoy little blocks.

Christine said...

Love the star blocks and what a wonderful gift for a special birthday. Oh gosh that reminds me, my next birthday is going to be the big 50, not sure how I feel about it.

cheers
Christine

Barb said...

Hi Vicki -
I love your star blocks - especially they way they are staged --
What a great way to fill your iron - I'm using a water bottle from Niagara Falls - not nearly as cool. I'll have to peruse my cabinets for something more special.

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Jenny said...

That star is one of my favourite blocks, I love your work!