Monday, April 10, 2017

Design Wall Monday Stars

Something completely different is on the design wall today. These blocks are for a charity quilt being made for my quilt guild. The comfort quilt committee picked the pattern and the fabrics, and pre-cut everything for us. All we have to do is take some baggies home and sew blocks... 
so fun!
This pattern from Tula Pink is called "The Stars Align" and is a free download over at Coats - click here.
I am so comfortable sewing small pieces, that these 16" blocks seemed enormous to be working on. I felt like Alice in Wonderland with tiny hands sewing huge squares!
I put one of my tiny Alamo star blocks in the middle of one of the stars. Can you see it?!? So cute and sweet! That's my comfort zone and the size I am happiest working with.
I must admit that you can build a quilt much more quickly with these large blocks. I have been making Alamo Star blocks for 5 years and have yet to make enough blocks to turn into a decent size quilt!
To see more design wall postings, hop over to Patchwork Times.
I am speaking at the Haldimand Quilters' Guild tonight. I'm not sure where exactly that is, but I still have a few hours to figure out where I'm going and how I'm going to get there! 

10 comments:

  1. Those blocks would build a quilt very quickly and use up a lot of stash!

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  2. great block for a charity quilt. I made several quilts with the simple star.

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  3. Wow, that does put the (tiny) size of your Alamo Stars in perspective, doesn't it?
    Pat

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  4. I love your stars!!! Gosh, I had no idea your Alamo star were so tiny...bravo!

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  5. 16"?? Wow! But you hardly need a pattern for sawtooth stars. Clever idea to kit up the blocks. What is your quilt program about?

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  6. So looking forward to hearing your presentation tonight!

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  7. LOL, I love the comparison of block sizes!! I'm with you on that, Kathy. But I have to admit that I am getting an itch to make a quilt with large blocks and see how quickly it comes together. : )

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  8. Wow, could you fit all 5 years' worth of Alamo stars on the new blocks, lol? They are really pretty colors. Hope your talk went well!

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  9. I liked the bigger Blocks in Pat Sloan's BOM last year. Tiny Alamo Stars for sure.

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  10. It is a bit strange to go from small to large and vice versa. But it's nice to switch things up a bit. Very fun stars.

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