Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday #11

In every spare minute over the past week I have been sewing indian orange peel arcs for my class this coming weekend and will update with photos later in the week when I am closer (hopefully!) to meeting my goal.
Between the arcs (just for fun) I have been sewing friendship stars for the border around my guild mystery quilt. This is a pattern called Chocolate Stars from Fat Cat Patterns, although I don't see it on the website anymore. Sindy Rodenmayer is the pattern designer and gave us permission to use this pattern as a project for our quilt guild.
I put the blocks up on my design wall to get a sense of the colours I still need to cut out....I think I have enough blue stars!! These are 22 of the 40 blocks needed for the outside border. Can you believe my bad piecing luck is continuing?!? Seriously, who could screw up a friendship star?!?!
Hop over to Judy's blog to see what other quilters have on their design walls today - click here.

20 comments:

Kathie said...

you just made a new pattern, not a screw up. One time I messed up blocks I was making for a table runner. They kind of ended up looking like huge pieces of taffy so I just renamed it...

happydaysquilting said...

Looking good! you have been busy.

Diane said...

the blocks are terrific....don't think not screwing up a block will be something I ever achieve!
At least you saw it now not when your attaching the binding....:)

Vicki said...

Lovely stars and you can count me in on making mistakes!! Sometimes I make the most mistakes no the easiest patterns :) welcome to the club!!

Chris said...

Not really a screw up....just add a little handle and you have a basket :)

Judy D in WA said...

Are we supposed to work on something and not screw up? I don't think so! :) Love all the stars! Can't wait to see all the IOP arcs.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the laugh. The blocks look great. Isn't that the start of an anvil block. It just lost its way.

Appalachian Quilts said...

ah...just make a few more like it and scatter them in! It just became YOUR pattern! LOL

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the brightness of the blocks.

Mary said...

Yes there are plenty of Blue. The odd block is nice. I have turned the star the other way and confused myself many times. Fun block to make. Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

QuiltSwissy said...

I did a double take, thinking, I wonder if she knows she messed that one up?

glen: but I love the rest of them!

Brenda Kay said...

These are lovely. My daughter Natashia and I made a friendship star shadow quilt last year. It is a simple and easy square to make. Have fun.

Greenmare said...

I totally love the bright stars! and the one shaped more like a spaceship is just awesome! use it for your label!

Gari said...

Hey, when you finally learn how to make those Friendship stars, I need 16 for a table topper UFO. Would you believe I have put off finishing a feathered star topper just because I need to make those blocks? Loving your work.

Barb in Mi said...

Great stars! And the arcs are something new for me. Trying to imagine how they will look in a quilt. Guess I better come back and check it out!

Kate said...

Love all the bright colors! Good luck on getting all your orange peel arcs done!

Cathi said...

Those blocks are so cheerful and bright! Love 'em.

Teaquilts said...

Oh, those frindship stars are so pretty. Now I have to wait to see what you do with them.

Kerry's Quilting said...

Love your Friendship Stars. Great color choices. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt and how you will use them for the border.

Alycia said...

Thats actually an interesting pattern - maybe a new quilt in you future? I love the colors on your friendship stars tho!