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:

  1. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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)

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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