Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1930s Stars Complete

Hello Everyone,

So today I am taking my last class at QBTY for the Hunter's Star quilt. But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you my Star Crazy BOM finishes for the first month!! Yes, among all the craziness with the Sandhill Star Saga, I managed to finish up my FIRST set of stars. Without further adieu, here they are!


Aren't they sweet? I am using 1930s from my stash and Kona White. You can find some really nice 1930s here and some wonderful Kona Cottons here.


One nice thing about paper piecing the HST's is that you get perfect points every time. Love it!!


This month's blocks consisted of 2 large stars and six smaller stars. They all went together quite easily.


Here they are all lined up. Love how they look! Yes, I have started on my second set of stars for my second version of this quilt. Wait until you see that one. I just love it. But I won't be able to show you that one just yet. I am still in the process of cutting apart the HST's. But take my word for it, they are great!

Don't forget to stop over at the Star Crazy BOM blog to see everyone else's versions of this quilt too. They are just beautiful!

Until Next Time...


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42 comments:

Messy Karen said...

you are off to a great start on this one. fabrics are lovely.

rosie/ the fabric shopper said...

Wonderful, beautiful, perfect!

Catswhiskers said...

No deadline will keep you!!
Fantastic! I love the colours too.

Stephanie said...

You've been a busy bee! Beautiful stars.

Nedra said...

The Star Crazy blocks look great in the fabrics you chose. I know Rae Ann will want to see these! I think she is doing hers in the same type of fabric. My friend Ann is in the midst of selling her house, so now she can't join us.

Kathie said...

they look great!
love the 30's
Kathie

Kathy said...

I love the colors!!!!

what are HST's?

Vicki W said...

I love these blocks!

The Calico Cat said...

This month's blocks consisted of 2 large stars and six smaller stars. They all went together quite easily.

I am so glad that I read that twice. Your larger stars are not that much larger (like twice as big) so it looked like an error... Now I want to see how those go together.

Thimbleanna said...

They are VERY sweet Jackie! I can't imagine your second set being any cuter!

PunkiePie said...

VERY nice, Jackie!

shellysquilts said...

Hey Jackie, These sure are pretty and it sounds like you are having alot of fun making them. The perfect combo for a quilt! Happy sewing!

badlandsquilts said...

They look great, you are so fast!

karenfae said...

I love the colors - so crisp and fresh looking. I don't know why I had thought you were done with your stars though. I am looking forward to seeing what our next set of instructions are so I can start pulling more scraps out to audition for it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Tracey said...

I've been working on mine today but decided I really dont like the foundation triangles. I found several of the triangles came unstitched close to the ends when I took the paper off - I'm using a 1.5 stitch length too and tearing from the centre so I'm sure what I've done ... do you use the paper triangles? I'm thinking I'll switch methods next month.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

those are Very cute!! love that pattern!

Jewel said...

I love 'em! I mean I really love them... yea!

ps. The Lemon Quartz Drops arrived yesterday I hope to have your package out tomorrow.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Oh Jackie! That's a cute star pattern that I've never seen. I might even try it. Looks simple enough. Love love love the 30's prints too! So sweet. Can't wait to see it all pieced together. Jenn

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love them. I love the colors and fabric. I'm wishing they were mine!!

Heather said...

Came here via your comment over at Anya's 'Hills Creek Quilter'. Those stars are lovely. They look so fresh. I have collected 1930 era fabric for years and still waiting to use it. After seeing your stars I want to start cutting today. Thanks for the little nudge.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

those stars are fantastic! i love the fabrics!

Catherine said...

Great stars! The colors were lovely to see on such a grey windy day!

Melanie said...

How pretty, Jackie! I love those retro prints and the stars are such a perfect way to use them!

Teresa said...

Very nice...I love these stars. Man on man, that sandhills star sounds like a real bugger.

lisa said...

I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, you might be going through a star phase? =) they are all looking great!!!

Barb said...

Love them!!

pratima said...

Lovely sparkly stars, Jackie!
Looking fabulous :)

Christine said...

Great blocks. Love the stars, 1930s fabrics and your perfect points.

Cathi said...

They're super blocks!! So cheerful and happy in those fabrics!

Melinda said...

I love the 30's fabrics for this quilt. It looks so crisp and happy.

Christine said...

Love them, I so love 1930's

cheers
Christine

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Jackie...the fabrics...wow...

Sarah said...

They are indeed beautiful! I completely understand the joy of perfect points that come from paper piecing! Can I recommend you try 'triangle paper'? You can read about it on my blog (kitbikquilts.blogspot.com) as I used it to make heaps of HSTs for Farley's wedding quilt. The thing is, you can get the paper in almost any size and then you can machine sew HSTs using the special paper as a guide and make literally hundreds of them in a day. You still then have to piece them together , but I find making the seams meet pretty easy if I have perfect HSTs from the start. Just a suggestion!

wishes, true and kind said...

Wow, Jackie! So many pretty stars!

joanne lendaro said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors! Didn't like them when they first came out, but boy, oh boy have I ever changed my mind!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

They look great and there is something special about the soft sweet look of 1930's!!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the fabrics you used and your points are perfect. Very nice.

Karen said...

Love the 1930's stars! And oh, how I love that fabric!

Allie said...

They look beautiful!

alobsiger said...

Oh-so-cheerful!!

SheilaC said...

I love those stars in the 30s fabric!! Great job!

SheilaC

Cheryl said...

Just wonderful!!!! Love the 30's!

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