28 September 2008

stars, stars, stars ...

One of the classic themes of quilts and numerous quilt block designs - stars. I love most of them. They appear to be my theme for now:

My Weather forecast is coming together, 12 maverick stars inspired by Bonnie. Just love the random scrappiness. Not sure how to quilt them yet. The top is about 25"x32" and machine pieced.


This week I made this quilttop, starry night, inspired by Gwen Marston and Tonya. I cut into my precious cherrywood fabrics, (hand dyed suede look cotton) beautiful colors and soft to touch... I was able to purchase two of teir grab bag for crazies, over 50 pieces equivalent to two yards, this summer. Fantastic way to get a variety of colors to try out in a small quilt. Now I regret not buying more... Lovely fabric.... The top is about 21"x21", machine pieced.

And I used my new chalk pensil to mark the top (general's pastel chalk). So happy with this marker. And eager to start handquilting it.


I also started a second little star quilt using the same cherrywood fabrics, hand sewn over paper templates. The blocks are 8"x8". They are individually designed on a piece of paper, then the patches are numbered and cut in nine.
Very slow cloth... love to do some sewing by hand in front of the tv at night, very relaxing.Not sure how big this will be. I have some more of the dark blue background, but not much.


and here are my inspration, my very favorite stars: meet mars and venus




hope you all will enjoy the rest of your weekend ....

14 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

so much wondefulness here. Love the star quilts, love Cherrywood fabric, and what sweetie cats.

Clare said...

I love these. The colours are amazing.

Mars looks like my Magic.

Clare said...

PS did you get the mail I sent you the other day with an invite to join Liberated Quilters?

belinda said...

yes....nice.....yes..very nice stars!

mamaspark said...

Really neat star quilts! Love the kitty pics too. I have 5!

ROZ said...

Oh my stars! What an inspiration you are

Nancy said...

I love your stars. they are so Gwen.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

looks great. love the starry night!

Diane said...

FABULOUS work!

Juliann in WA said...

Your stars are wonderful. Isn't it so much fun to do those wonky stars?

Elaine Adair said...

Thanks for a deightful first visit - I'll be back! Had a great time.

the Campfollower said...

I am going to be making a liberated star quilt too...I finished one with just one star to tide me over....but I am so inspired by this on and of course Gwens. So very beautiful.

Karen said...

Mars and Venus are very sweet. Love all the stars!

KateKwiltz said...

Ooh, I love these! Just found you through Lazy Gal through Piecemeal Quilts...love your work...and your kitties, too!