Sunday, December 23, 2012

Slow stitching Sunday

I must apologize for not keeping up with the old blog.  This time of year seems to get very busy.  I have finished my peony quilt and I am agonizing over the binding fabric, so it is waiting for a decision.  Once I get the binding on after the New year I will add a post about it.
Today, I am working on block seven of nine blocks that will make up a string star quilt.  It sure was fun creating these stars from scraps of fabric that the quilting world has name strings.  I need to think about how I will also incorporate the strings into the border.  Will it be a postage stamp border or maybe a piano key string border, time will tell. As for today I am enjoying a watching a Christmas movie and sipping some hot tea as a I stitch along. You can enjoy what others are stitching if you visit Kathy's Quilts.


  1. Beautiful! Such a beautiful array of colors in your stars. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Deb, They were fun to make and I love the the thoughtless process of stitching them down tot he background. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I love your star quilt and really want to make one myself. These are just so sweet.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family. enjoy every minute of the magical season.
    I love your string star block I have wanted to make one of these for a long time, what did you use as a pattern?
    I love seeing the fabrics you used.

    1. The star parts are 60 degree diamonds. I made a template out of cardboard and traced the shape on a telephone book page and sewed my strips across it until the shape was covered. Then I trimmed it with my rotary cutter adding a quarter inch seam allowance. I then sewed them together making sure to not sew thru the seam allowance on the ouside of the star so it could be turned under during the applique process. It's fun to work with strings hardly any points to match just the one when sewing the two star halves together.

  5. How fun this project looks! A string border would be perfect! Enjoy your stitching!