Thursday, August 9, 2012

Phebe Stars and Block Kits

 I can't believe it's been a week since my last post.  I've been sewing a few stars for my Phebe quilt.

I'm auditioning this sashing fabric and trying to decide whether or not I want to fussy cut those little red 1" cornerstones. 

I've cut lots of fabric and made block kits to sew more stars.

I've also cut enough fabric segments from my bags of 2 1/2" strips to make  block kits for my Leftovers Quilt so that it will be 8 X 10 blocks.

This past week has been crazy.  Our air conditioner is leaking water.  (It is in the garage.)  Repairmen have been here 4 different times this week, and none of them can find where the leak is coming from.  It's still leaking, and the humidity in our house is really high.  When the repairmen are here,  I can't go up in my sewing cave, so I've been working on this entrelac scarf.  I'm using Noro Silk Garden yarn and size 6 knitting needles.  The free pattern is at  

I've also been spending time with my favorite guy, Daniel.  He's a little over 4 months now.  In this photo he is focused on the yellow light on my camera.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!


  1. I absolutely love that sashing fabric in your Phebe quilt, LuAnn! And those fussy-cut stars are so cute, but I can understand if you don't want to make a bunch of them.
    That is a beautiful scarf you are making. Aren't you glad you have something to do when sewing isn't an option?
    What a sweet little face Daniel has! : )

  2. Your star blocks look wonderful! I love that sashing fabric too! :0)

  3. Love, love, LOVE your Phebe quilt! The blocks are gorgeous and that border fabric is simply perfect. Definitely keep the tiny cornerstones. They are the icing on the cake! Did I already say, I love it?!

  4. You've been wonderfully busy!
    Your stars are all beautiful and I Love the sashing fabric you've chosen. Your knitting project is gorgeous too. Sorry about your AC problems - too hot for it not to be working properly. Daniel is such a little Angel!

  5. Your Phebe stars are looking wonderful. I'd love to see this quilt in person as it is growing. And your little man is precious:)!

  6. Those Phebe stars look great and the sashing fabric looks perfect. I am struggling with picking the sashing as well. Those cornerstones are just a wonderful touch, don't know if I would have the patience but they look super!!

  7. Love your quilts. Love your knitting. IMHO fussy cut. Daniel is growing up fast! Adorable!!

  8. Wow - your blocks are wonderful, and that sashing is just the best. I would definitely fussy cut the cornerstones - they just add even more to an already amazing quilt! Love it!

  9. I love the fabric in your Phebe stars.

    What a cute little guy!!!

  10. Love your blocks and sashing! I would definitely fussy cut the cornerstones. It will be time well spent.

  11. Stars are wonderful and love the sashing fabric. The little fussy cut cornerstones are really great. I know it's a lot of extra work, but gosh it looks great!
    Daniel is darling. What a cutie.
    Good look fixing the AC!

  12. You have been busy, I love the little stars and the sasing too. This is going to be a wonderful quilt. I hope you get your A/C fixed soon. Ours was on the blink last week too and it's still too hot not to have it running.
    That is such a cute pic of Daniel. It's funny when they try to focus so intently on one thing! He is growing so fast!

  13. your Daniel ist a really handsome guy,
    very cute ☺
    Your stars are so beautiful, and the sashing absoutely perfect!
    I like your patchwork-knitting too,
    some day I want to try it too.
    Liebe Grüße

  14. The cornerstones and lattice strips are just perfect for your star blocks. It might take extra effort, but it gives such a unique effect!


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