Monday, October 27, 2014

     As IF I didn't have anything else going on in my sewing room, I joined in with another sew along yesterday on Instagram.  Gingersnap Quilts is hostessing with the pattern being purchased from
I LOVE star quilts and just feel like if I can do it in the month as the sew along then good for me, if I can't and I have to set it aside, then so be it.

     Yesterday I started to look around at bundles that I have in my stash, then I started to think maybe I'd just do it super scrappy from stash but then I decided on controlled from 1 fabric line.


I had a bundle of "Simply Style" by V and Co. on my cutting table that I was trying to sell on IG so I thought that might be nice but it's just a fat eighth bundle and after looking at the pattern I realize I can't use that......
Gorgeous fabric aren't they?

So, I put them away and thought I might use red and white............nah, I want some color!

Well, I went out for lunch with friends and when I came back I had a fabric epiphany.....

I remembered this pile of fabric that I'd had set aside with a picture of a quilt I'd made a few years back....
I guess at the time I was going to make it again but heck, I need some pretty fabrics and these will work wonderfully so here you have "Nine Dots" by the wonderful Miss Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. and Schnibbles fame!

I have lots of half yard pieces, some fat quarters and the back 3 fabrics on the left are yardage.  The cream dot on the right is a Bonnie and Camille neutral that I can use for the background.

I am happy to empty out a fairly large bin of fabrics and get them made into something wonderful.

The sew along starts this weekend so I'm getting my fabric washed and pressed and ready to go.

I'm going to start with the big star first so I can use the leftover pieces for the smaller blocks.

Stay tuned................



Conni said...

Glad you are getting in lots of sewing time. When that new little granddaughter arrives, your sewing machine will be a bit jealous!!:)

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Carrie's fabric will be perfect for your quilt. I love stars too. And that fabric is special because she isn't doing fabric anymore. Can't wait to see this!

Sarah said...

I love this pattern. I think it's the way the the big crosses in the middle stand out that attracts me to it.