Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Star Bright Progress

I've pieced all 26 star blocks. I only need 25 for the quilt, I guess a matching pillow will be nice. I still need to square up all the blocks and add the sashing. I sewed the light and dark 1 1/2" strips of sashing fabrics together and now the task of putting it all together. This was a very quick block to make....well for me to have a big quilt almost finished in 2 weeks, is a really big accomplishment. I hope the sashing will be just as quick to finish...ya right!

I've been having so much fun exchanging 9 patches with Darlene, her post today included the 9 patches I sent last month. We send 20 each month until we have enough. I think Dec we'll be done. Another quilt in progress...no self control...LOL. I plan to set the 9 patches on point with an alternating red fabric in between. Here is a sneak peek....stay tuned for more on this quilt.

My list for this week is to finish more 9 patches and My Chocolate Swap to mail off as well.

22 comments:

Anne Ida said...

Your Buggy Barn stars looks great! Way to go! I did a simpler star quilt in the same technique from one of their books last fall, and had lots of fun stacking, slashing and shuffling pieces :o)

Your ninepatches are wonderful - how much fun you and Darlene must have had swapping!

Take care and have fun!

Darlene said...

The Buggy Barn stars are FAB-U-LOUS! I absolutely love them.

Look at our little 9 patches - you posted a sneak peek, too. WooHoo! I'm super crazy about the red you've chosen - Perfect! Now, I need to make a decision, too.

Kim West said...

looking good!!!

Libby said...

Those stars are looking good . . . but that red for the 9 patches is just making me sing!

Thimbleanna said...

The stars are looking good! And I love your nine-patches. My mom, sister and I started a similar 9 patch swap years and years ago. It's fizzled out, but every year we talk about reviving it! LOL.

Mel said...

Love the stars and your nine patch. You must be SUPER QUILTER!!

swooze said...

Wow! I love the Star Bright. Makes me think of Texas!

Floss said...

The star quilt is coming together nicely, and so quickly.

The red adds to the 9 patch. Looks like you have these two tops done in no time.

Carol said...

Love those Buggy Barn stars and those nine patches...well what can I say...I LOVE nine patches. The red setting is perfect!

Susan said...

Your stars look great. I like the star in a star effect. I think the 9-patches will be wonderful, too. I like that shade of red with the ones in the pic.

Cheryl said...

Your star quilt is a beauty, and love those 9 patch blocks. Great idea to be swapping them!

Tamara said...

Just love the looks of your Buggy Barn Stars. Such a cool pattern with a great technique.

Knot Garden said...

The stars look wonderful, and I think a matching pillow would be a great idea. Love the 9-patches with the red!

Carole said...

Wow! That's a sweet looking quilt! I love it! I like your 9 patch swap. It will make a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Guðrún said...

I will stay tuned to see how these will be finished, they look very promising now.

Quilt Nut said...

your star quilt is stunning! i usually end up making an extra block(or 2) as well lol

Annie said...

Love the 9 patch and love the stars. I am off to check out Darlene. I will also be off to the post office too Wendy! (Yum Yum!)

Lucy said...

I lvoe them both, the nine patches are so cute !!

Nicole said...

The star blocks are fantastic! That is going to be an out-of-this-world quilt!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your star quilt!!! And the 9 patches are wonderful. What a fun thing to do with Darlene. Can't wait to hear and see what you get for the chocolate swap.

Helen in the UK said...

Love your star quilt. Congrats to you for having the patience to piece the stars within the stars!! Great work :)

Judy said...

I agree...what a great swap idea! The red and 9 patches look fantastic! I love these Buggy Barn tops, they look so nice! Good job!