Saturday, November 23, 2013

Another Blazing Star......

Star number four.  They are getting a little easier with each one I make.  They are cut with the Blazing Star die which is available for the studio cutter and the GO! cutter.






I have to look at the directions every time to get the pieces in the right order.  Batiks are so similar on both sides so I have to be sure I have the stacks going in the right direction.




Now you can see it isn't a difficult block but it takes a little practice to get the ends of the triangles lined up since each of the three triangles is a different shape.







So far I'm just using leftover fabrics from other projects.  I haven't actually chosen any of these to go together before I started cutting.  I just cut a bunch of pieces in the right value (light, medium and dark) and then picked the ones I thought would work together.  I have 3 more cut and ready to sew.  Now it is time to get some yardage out and cut specific combinations for the blocks.

Yesterday I went to 3 Goodwill shops with 2 friends, then lunch at Steak 'n Shake and last stop at a quilt shop near the last Goodwill store.  This is what I purchased.  A fun day!

18 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Glad you have some freedom to go out with friends. The blocks look like you are having fun with them. Chris

Beth said...

Whew! I thought you were going to say 'I found these fabrics at the last Goodwill store!'. Loving those stars!!!

Julierose said...

That Blazing Star is perfect with batik fabrics--they definitely shine! hugs, Julierose

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

MMM. MMM. Love those stars!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I really love how the group of stars work and how the colors play together. It is very different and unique. However, I will just appreciate them as I would never attempt them, they are outside my skill level.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like a fun day, I haven't done Goodwill shopping in ages although I did go to a antique shop yesterday that was rather new in town - I wasn't impressed :(
Love the star blocks, I'm always surprised at how many times I have to look at a pattern over when I am making it.

Anonymous said...

I bought some of that second-from-the-right fabric recently, too! Heh.

I love it as-is, but it looks much grayer in a crooked cobblestone block. One of those fabrics that rewards a viewer for looking up close, I guess.

I am thinking about what makes some quilts/blocks seem to glow more than others. I'm wondering if it's the use of a warm and a cool of the same hue in close proximity?

Frebblebit

suemac said...

You were going for the speckled look yesterday. Very nice. I think I have the gray fabric.

Cathi said...

Those stars are fabulous - each one is so beautiful!
Nice stash additions. :-)

capitolaquilter said...

thrifting with friends sounds like a day well spent. love the stars

JJM said...

Of Course your leftover fabrics would be this striking. Each one of your star blocks has such depth and dimension, they are truly beautiful.

Good to hear you were out and about with friends and I am assuming you may have found some great buys at Goodwill. I always enjoy seeing your fabric buys and know you will create a master piece with them.

JJM

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Yet another fabulous project to follow along...and I love your new stash. I've been trying to add light batiks and you found some beauties.

Sharon said...

Perfect piecing for batiks, love them straight set,

wolfiestitchin said...

One thing is for sure- after watching this I surely need to work on my color placement skills. Just love that star :)

imquilternity said...

I l-o-v-e this block... my favorite so far!!

HollyM said...

It is really fun to spend a day with friends, especially at goodwill and a fabric shop, topped by dinner!

Brown Family said...

That does look like an easy block. I love the colors and the fact that they are leftovers!

CrisisMaven said...

They kind of make me dizzy looking at them, must be coloration. Looking back at the predecessors indeed you are making progress. Very proprietary design!