Loose Threads: Starry Weekend

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Starry Weekend

It rained all day yesterday, so I decided to pull out my six pointed stars and start sewing the diamonds around the outside.  I like this setting so far.  I was going to put 2 inch hexagons (probably all in an off white) in between each of the stars, but I like the secondary "cube" design that happens where 3 of the stars meet.  I still have some stars fussy cut that will probably end up in this quilt.  I hate to see this project come to an end because I really enjoy English paper piecing these blocks.  Each diamond is 2".



Here are a couple of stars that I finished last time I worked on this project.  I think I got one of the petals on the blue feathery star flipped, but it will blend in with the rest.

I've also been making a few more 3" nine patches.  I was in a nine patch swap a few years ago and haven't done anything with those blocks, so I'm making a few more to add to those.



I hope you are finding some time to spend in your sewing room this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh those blocks are going so well.............they look fantastic....so whats the plan for them?

oh and always love a nine patch block.......

sewhappyquilting said...

Your stars look very nice - great fussy cutting!

Jennie in GA said...

Your six pointed stars look great. I am just getting started on mine, so I really appreciate the inspiration.

Janet O. said...

Your paper piecing is always so pretty--this is no exception!
Love 9-patch quilts. These should be fun to play with. : )

Kleine Vingers said...

Both projects are lovely. Love the fussy cut starts and the sweet nine patches. greetings

Michelle said...

Love the setting you have chosen......
Oh , and little nine patches....love them.

susis quilts said...

dear luann,i like your stars very much,have a nice weekend,susi

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your stars are spectacular! I'm doing something similar but chose to use hexagons between the stars. I'm kind of wishing, now that I've seen yours, that I'd chosen diamonds. Oh well, mine is a really, really long term project ... who knows if it'll ever get done. Ha!

Jen said...

Hi, LuAnn, Your stars are pretty and lovely fabrics. The Millefiori block is beautiful and would look lovely as a centre piece. To me it looks hard to make!.

Chantal said...

Hi LuAnn! I love your setting for the 2" diamonds. So pretty. Yes, the secondary cube is lovely! Great job.

Chantal said...

It doesn't matter how many stars you made, they are always different and soooo interesting to look at. Love them all ... all for different reasons. Love those 9 patch too. Can't wait to see what they will grow into.

Kath said...

I was pleased to see your stars. I must get mine out and make them into a quilt. I have 2 quilty friends coming on Thursday to have a little try with EPP. An opportunity to crack on with that particular UFO.

Karen H said...

Two of my favourite things in one post - English paper piecing and 3" nine patches! Love your stars - they are simply gorgeous!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Such beautiful work! I love how those cubes pop out too! Very delicious 9 patches!

Cheri said...

I love seeing your EPP projects. Your fussy cutting is always so pretty.

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