Monday, August 16, 2010

DWM-8/16/2010

I made a whole bunch of 8" star blocks, as leaders and enders while making the Valiant Eagle. Then I thought those were so fun to make, so I made a bunch of 6" stars! While making the Wonky Roses, I made 3.5 inch 4-patches for L&E. I had about 200 of those by the time I was done with the Wonky roses!! What to do, What to do! I know! I'll put 'em all together and come up with something new! Well...maybe not new, but different!
So here is the beginnings of a Double Four-Patch and Stars quilt top! I ran out of small stars, because it takes two of them in the 12" block I'm doing with them, so now I need to make about 12 more. And I wanted to alternate it with the 8" star block-I had to use 1" spacers to make the 3.5 inch 4-patches play well together and make a 12" block of them.. Anyway-I have another really scrappy and fun quilt going now! These are great to work on during my work week, since they are just fun and I'm not all that precise with them!!!



Ok, now Here is my closet with my quilt tops wating to be quilted! ARRGGG! I make quilt tops much faster than I get them quilted! About halfway across where the pink quilt is hanging and a little before, are tops I have done this year! I've been on a scrappy quilt top making binge this year! As Jim Carey in the "Mask" says-"Shomebody Shtop Me!" Do I hire a longarmer to help? I don't know! I sent some out to various members of Heartstrings earlier this year! But these are ones I want to finish myself! I just need to focus on quilting for awhile!



Hope your days are full of quilting joy!
God bless
Mary

10 comments:

Judy said...

What a very fun quilt! I love it!! I understand about the quilt tops. I am focusing on quilting a bunch of mine in September. I want them done before my retreats. Good luck!!

Mary K said...

I love the scrappy quilts you do. They are fun and I love looking at them. Good work!

Happy Room Diana said...

Wow I just love the stars, and the amount you manage to cram into your year leaves me stunned. Well done.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your scrappy 4 patch and stars!
I am in the boat as you with lots of quilt tops that need finishing! I like doing the quilting in the winter.

QuiltSwissy said...

my dream when I was pregnant was to have a dark haired dark eyed beauty who would show Best in Show dogs in top dog shows and then come home and long arm quilt all my quilt tops.

I ended up with a blonde haired blue eyed beauty who loves cats and hates quilting!

Good luck with all your tops! LOL

Gari said...

Your star quilt looks like it would make a great picnic quilt: so happy.

Helen in the UK said...

The stars and 4patches are such fun! Looks like you really need a quilting frenzy to help clear some space in your closet :)

Cheri said...

I tend to piece more in the summer and quilt in the winter. I think in the summer the smaller pieces don't add much weight to the heat & humidity all around and in the winter the thought of that nice big quilt to snuggle in encourages me to do the big job.

Alycia said...

Wowser!!! Look at those quilts!! And the pink and yellow one is gorgeous!

Pattilou said...

I had a closet that looked like that, and then got them all quilted and guess what? It's starting to look like that again. I too, piece faster than I quilt! The part that holds me up is the backing. I hate to piece them. When they're all sandwiched many mornings I'll go in and start with a quilt and that works. But, for now I'm looking at the dreaded UFO's and trying to keep that down! Good luck on YOURS!