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Monday, August 17, 2015

Stars in a time warp catch up

I seem to always fall behind in this project and then try to catch up by making several blocks at once.

I also have decided that I don't have to religiously follow the color recommendations and guidelines. I don't always have the exact fabric described in the blog posts and have agonized over trying to comply. I am going to do it as I want rather than worry about strict compliance. It's my quilt afterall!!  Aren't you proud of me??!!!

The easiest one I can do is the toile. I have lots of it and just love that fabric. Most of mine has come from trips to Paris. 




I had trouble finding lapis blue fabric so went with a navy/red instead. I'm thinking of using this navy in a larger quilt I'm doing with my friends in Wisconsin but that's for another blog post. 


I also am using this for the floral trails fabric. I love this fabric and actually found the fq in a large bundle I bought several years ago at quilt market. 


I'm still trying to find a pillar print and wood block print or something close. I'll keep looking!

By the way, I make my flying geese using the Open Gate Fit to be Geese ruler. I love using it and find my blocks are super accurate and use the least amount of fabric. I highly recommend it!


9 comments:

  1. Your blocks are gorgeous. I'm starstruck!

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  2. These are your stars and it will be be your quilt ! So I guess you can choose the fabrics you prefer !
    Love your stars with the Toile of Jouy....they are beautiful !

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  3. I would rather make a bunch while I'm cutting. Keep stitching your Blocks. No pressure. Love your Toile.

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  4. Pillar prints are eluding me too.

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  5. There are no quilt police!! LOVING the toile in these blocks. I am a "sucker" for toile and paisley prints ... have tons in the stash. Where do you get that ruler? LOVE flying geese but hate to make them ... mine always are a little "wonky". This is going to be a beautiful quilt. Are those cherries on the red/white/blue block? I need some of that cherry fabric ...... Linda

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  6. Oh I love your toile stars--toiles are one of my favorites, too. Will look up that ruler--I have never done anything by wonky-honky geese hahaha lol hugs,Julierose

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  7. beautiful toile fabrics....i too have taken a bit of artistic license with regard to the prints suggested...but i do have toiles! your blocks are just wonderful!

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  8. I am also very fond of toile fabrics. I especially like the one you used in the first star of this post.

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