Wandaful Quilts

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Friday, November 29, 2013

One more plus the whole group............

This is my new favorite block.  This background fabric and the dark burgundy are both from the 1990s.  That is why a stash is so important.  You need the variety over the years, not just what is available today at a store.



The blocks aren't in any particular order because there are a lot more that need to be made yet.  I think I need a minimum of 20 blocks unless I make them into a wallhanging.  I hope I can decide on a sashing fabric today or tomorrow.

19 comments:

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a stunning array of Blazing Star blocks! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Chris said...

I LOVE "that" burgundy fabric! I too have it in my stash, and was sewing with it yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving Wanda!

Anonymous said...

These look great! And they look great together, too. That's what you do so especially well.

Frebblebit

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

I like them all! yes a stash does help I find that more and more as I applique - I might start out with one fabric collection but then I start pulling out old stuff and put some of the new items back on the shelf

Jeanine D'Arras said...

No sashing. These blocs remind me of old cement tiles you so often find in the hallways and kitchen of old french houses.
They look very good together as you placed them
Best regards
Jeanine (Paris France)

Monica said...

It is a wonderful collection of blocks so far, Wanda. They positively glow! I am interested to see what kind of sashing you will use. :)

suemac said...

I only started quilting four years ago so my stash is not so big but it is nice to be able to pull out old fabric when you need it. Love those blazing star blocks.

JJM said...

What wonderful blocks to be working on this Christmas season... each block takes my breath away and today is no exception.

JJM

Sue said...

These sure are looking beautiful. I hope you go for the full size quilt. That will be stunning! These really go along with your blog name. I love them!

Elaine M said...

Fantastic blocks. My favorite - middle row, third down. I love green and purple. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Sharon said...

Wow, how beautiful. Yes, a stash is important. Even when pulling from what I have, I still end up purchasing a bit more, but it's great to find those "oldie, but goodie" pieces.

Pat said...

This is going to be an amazing quilt. I love the second one down with the pink and turquoise. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did and am still filled to the top.

Brown Family said...

Stunning. So bright and colorful!

wolfiestitchin said...

I like some more than others ;) and it's interesting to see what happen to the perceiving of colors when they are all put together. The ones I love the most are the ones that looks truly three demential.
From a cold Sweden.

Dolly said...

Your years of 'stashing' do pay off in the variety of fabrics you put into your beauties.

I bought some batik strips from Connecting Threads this weekend, and they are sold out now, but I saw these at Fabric.com, and I wondered if you knew about them? Great buy at 8 fat quarters for $8. something (I accidentally closed the page while typing this) Just thought you might want to look at the sale. Hope you don't think I'm spamming you !

Dolly said...

Sorry, I'm clutzy today....that link was......

https://www.fabric.com/buy/0276983/indian-batik-marbled-fat-quarters-multi?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b

Nann said...

I do love my stash, even as it threatens to overwhelm me (or overwhelm my basement). I'm pretty much over the fear that if I use this last bit of that print that I got in 1999 that still love and have been using ever-so-gradually...then the next project will be the one for which that now-completely-used print would have been the absolute perfect fabric. But, yeah, I'm pretty much over that.

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

ok, this is awesome!!!! the pattern and colors are totally out of the box beautiful....How are you going to quilt it......

naturalgrrl said...

Thank you for articulating and demonstrating so well the reason we have to keep on buying fabric to build our stash!