Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stars and Sprigs 13-16

The photo above has the appliqué blocks 13, 14, and 15 for the Stars and Sprigs quilt that I am making. As you can see, I also made a few more stars. I have cut about 15 stars; but I am sewing them thinking of light and dark star as needed. My blocks are looking like a garden through the seasons. Some reminds me of spring, others summer, and quite a few of fall.
The photo below is block 16 all pined and ready to sew. I usually look at the photo of Kim's quilt that came with the pattern and try to find the block I am working on. When I looked at her picture, I noticed that her block 16 has an extra leaf that is not in this pattern. See the orange flag? That is the leaf that I added. Kim gave us hundreds of leaves to choose from; but I had to draw my own for that spot. Just feels like my connection to Kim's genius. I have also started my first border. It only has brown twigs so far; and it is looking a lot like my real garden -all winter.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see someone else posting these blocks. They look fantastic. I love how there are so many that you can do the seasonal colurs and they all look so good in the quilt. I can't wait to see it grow.

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  2. Your blocks are gorgeous! With each addition your quilt will get better and better. Some blocks sing softly, and others will belt out the chorus? ;)
    Once you start adding leaves to that border it will surely look like Spring is coming, rather than like Winter? :)

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  3. Those star blocks are beautiful! I think those are the first I've seen with such a close-up view and I really like the way you chose your fabrics!

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  4. Inspirational! Your colors are trendy and fresh. I love it. After the holidays, when things slow down, I'm starting another applique project... I just have to after seeing this.

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  5. FABULOUS!!! Your blocks are looking just beautiful!!! Thank you SEw much for sharing your journey with us. : )

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  6. Your fabric choices are fantastic. The stars are great I was tryiing to decide which star I like the most, but couldn't choose. Fabulous! Happy Holidays from a cold and snowny Holland

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  7. I have that pattern out to start on New Years...it is fun to see other colorways being used!

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  8. Blocks look fantastic together. Best thing of applique is the freedom to make changes and no one knows any different. Keep going!

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  9. LOVELY blocks!! Such cheerful colours, well done.
    Good for you to add your own leaf! I might have forgotten to draw in the leaf in the block or I might have put a coffee splat and have to cover it. Feel free to add / subtract bits, it is your quilt and make it personal. This is always fun to do. Well done & keep up the good work & you'll be finished like Janet Quiltsalott in no time at all. I just love seeing all the quilts getting sewn up, it is very gratifying! cheers, Kim McL

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  10. Thank you Everyone for the lovely comments. It warms my heart. I am having so much fun with this quilt that is should be illegal.:-) Happy Holidays to all and happy quilting in 2011. Kim, it is so very nice to have your generous comments. Thank you.

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