Loose Threads: More English Paper Pieced Stars

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More English Paper Pieced Stars

I finished sewing the setting diamonds on these stars on the bus trip to and from Paducah.  There's a lot of visiting that goes on during these trips, but during quiet times I always stitch.  



Here are my stars to date.   I still have a lot of these six pointed stars basted and ready to sew.  I'm not sure how many blocks there will be in this quilt.  I am just really enjoying the fussy cutting and sewing these stars together.  



Here is my "loot" from the Paducah bus trip.  The grab bags are from the Cherrywood booth.  I wasn't quite sure what I would do with these, but someone said applique' .....so I bought two!  The Petra Prins/An Moonen book is just full of inspiration just like most of those published by Quiltmania.  


Also while I was on the trip, I did my part to help support the Boy Scouts.  They call this "the works".  They sell this every year in Paducah, and it includes a piece of shortcake, ice cream, fresh sliced strawberries all topped with whipped cream.  It tasted even better than it looks!  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

I hope you are finding some time to stitch!

12 comments:

Janet O. said...

I was enjoying your post and thinking up my comment in my mind. Then I saw "the works" and I couldn't remember anything. YUM!!

Barb said...

great hexie blocks.
I had the funnel cake, but next time I'm getting the shortcake!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

No trip to Quilt Week is complete without "the works". The fact that it helps the Boy Scouts doesn't hurt. ;-)

Kyle said...

Your stars are fantastic. They look like a lot of fun to make. Great loot!

Raewyn said...

I love your stars with the fussy cutting. Good on you for keeping the economy of Paducah going!

Gayle said...

Thanks for sharing a picture of your stars - I've got 4-5 dozen of them all made and I'm having a heckuva time trying to decide how to sew them together. I really like the way you're doing it so I might have to copy you! (smile)

Karen H said...

More beautiful stars! It is so much fun to sew them together and see what wonderful designs emerge!

Terry said...

Those stars are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. I enjoy looking at all your works.

Karen said...

The picture of the strawberry shortcake dessert makes me want one NOW!

judith lockhart said...

Looks like you had a great trip to Paducah. Thanks for posting so many beautiful quilts, especially the details of the Phebe and where to see more pictures! Your English Paper Piecing is always beautiful!

Teresa said...

Yum, that does look good. Your blocks are beautiful as always .

Chookyblue...... said...

love all your gorgeous fussy stars.........

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