Thursday, January 16, 2014

" Dreaming of Stars "

     Have you seen the "Dreaming of Stars" Blog Tour?  I happen to follow one of the designer's that's part of the blog tour so when I was reading her post on Tuesday I said "hey, how did I not see this before today?" but I didn't waste any time checking it out and deciding that it's something I wanted to do......I mean, really, what's 1 block a day for 5 days?  "nothing"...that's what I said  :)

    So, on Monday, Jessica Alexandrakis of "Life Under Quilts" designed block # 1.....can you say AWESOME?    I am going to put it right out there and say right up front that I don't do "wonky" so my star center is not as nice as Jessica's but it is what it is.....

      Tuesday was Kim Brackett of "Magnolia Bay Quilts" and her block was like a ribbon star.  I LOVE her star and trust me when I tell you that I read her instructions to watch how you lay the units out so you get the correct look.  I did, I really did read  :)   And I did follow the layout, until I took it from the cutting table to the sewing machine and then I don't know if I grabbed something wrong or what but the block is not like Kim's...but guess what?  I think it looks nice and who would notice unless I told you!

     Wednesday was Nicole Daksiewicz of "Modern Handcraft" and her star is a small sawtooth star surrounded by an almost starburst effect.  I LOVE this block too!

      I'm going to go pull up today's block and run off the paper piece pattern that the designer is using.  Of course I don't know what tomorrow's block is but so far today's is the first paper pieced star.

     And to wrap this post up I should tell you that "Timeless Treasures" is hosting this blog tour and will be giving one lucky person the opportunity to win the entire 30-piece collection of their "Dream Basics" blender fabric line.   I would LOVE to win that bundle but if I don't it's ok  (boo hoo)

     I'll be back tomorrow with the last 2 blocks.



Carolyn said...

I am loving all your star blocks and your colors are great. They really pop off the background!

Jessica said...

Thanks, Peggy! Your version looks great~