Monday, June 29, 2020

Magic Stars.....

I took some time on Sunday to finally play with a free tutorial over at Joyfulquilting's blog. It took 2 10 inch squares to make the blocks. I cut 4 and this is what happened!


Light and dark blue. Hmmmm what if I made some more?

I had played with the blocks in the corners... but I didn't like how they looked. I had to piece the light blue to make the block big enough.

I had it laid out after sewing it together. Someone came in to the sewing area and asked - Did you make that today? Yes, was my reply. A little grin and she swooped down and grabbed it and ran off. After I tidied up a bit I checked in her room to see this..... I did warn her it is not hers......
These two fabrics were leftover from Sally's graduation quilt. A light sky blue and a dark blue that I use in a lot of things.
Eventually it will get pressed and trimmed. It should be around 35 or 36 inches... so I'll have to figure out how to make it a wee bit bigger for a lap quilt. Maybe a pretty floral blue and yellow print all around the outside?



7 comments:

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love this in blue! Somehow I missed this on Joy's blog but I have the tutorial bookmarked now. Thanks! ~Jeanne

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that block!

CathieJ said...

Oh I love how that looks. The geometric quality of that really appeals to me.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I must go visit that link and see what is going on there!!
love your blue blocks and how you have them set up and apparently a little Miss that lives in your house does too!!! at least the kittens or the new chicks didn't claim it--:-)
take care--
luv, di

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love those blocks - they are perfect for a two color quilt like that. The solid blocks in the corners work great! A border would probably work really well on it, too. I've thought if I could find the perfect layer cake, I would use it for those blocks. Looks like someone thinks she needs a new quilt!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the fact that you came up with an alternative setting for your Magic Star 2-fabric blocks! Who WILL get the quilt, Deb? SEW funny that Em ran off with the completed quilt top. :o))

Quilter Kathy said...

That is very cool! I saw that tutorial and am still tempting to try it in miniature!