Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oh My Stars


Well, it's been ages since I did a swap with one of the yahoo groups I belong to mostly because of time.....Well, Robin tempted Michelle and I with a star swap in turquoise, teal, aqua, brown and cream. I could not resist!! Only hitch is each girl has to do 2 blocks...11 of each! YOWZER!

That's a lotta blocks....

So, I decided this morning while I sorted laundry that it was time to make the first one at least and see how hard it is. I am doing a "Belted Star" from Quilterscache. Here's a sneak peek at the first one. I'm really happy with the block and my fabric choices, what do you think?
What's everyone got planned for the Labor Day Weekend? We live at the Jersey Shore so we are staying put this weekend and not venturing far since the Parkway will be a parking lot....
I think maybe a trip to Lowe's and maybe someplace for dinner tonight, but that's it....

Peggy

6 comments:

Conni said...

Peggy, that is a beautiful block! Not sure I'd like to make that many blocks though!! That will be one wowser of a quilt. Hope your dinner out was good!

MouseChirpy said...

Wow Peggy, you're making 22 belted star blocks? Your first block turned out just beautiful! I do love the color combination that you've chosen. It looks pretty intricate. Good luck with the remaining 21.
Regarding selling my items...I do a couple of local craft fairs a year. At present I do not have any plans to sell outside of my area. Postage is pretty high from Hawaii to the continent so that is the reason that I hesitate to sell online. I am keeping my options open though. Perhaps it may happen sometime in the future.
Take care.
Aloha!

Laura-IH said...

Oooh, Peggy! Those blocks are going to be gorgeous! I love the colors! : )

Robin said...

Great block Peg! Now aren't ya glad I tempted you for the swap? LOL

Quayquilter said...

I think I may be a part of this swap - Mary in Canterbury. I love your star. I have cut out my blocks and plan to sew them on retreat next weekend. I too was startled at howmany we had to do but we should be able to make a good sized quilt.

Karen said...

I have come to visit your blog. The block you chose is very pretty. Nicely made and certainly not the easiest to make. Good luck on making a bunch more of them.