Friday, January 18, 2019

Organizing in 2019...........

I decided I need to be more organized this year so before I put away this baby quilt top for February I chose the border (plaid), backing (light print) and binding (narrow stripe).  I even found a piece of batting close to the size I need.  I will hang them all together on a hanger until I'm ready to finish it.
I have always wanted to make a quilt like the one on the left and recently found the same quilt (only larger) with a light background.   I have the dies to cut all of the pieces so I think I need to do this one this year.  The star is on point in both of these.

These are the 2 books that they are in, both from the 1990s.









Here is another quilt in a magazine that has the same star only straight instead of on point like the other two.  I like it too but might get bored making it unless I do it with 30 or more different red fabrics.

17 comments:

Chris said...

I love the red and white quilt! Ive got it on my bucket list to make one, and I love your idea of using scrappy reds. The scrappy background beiges in the other quilt are so pretty.

Gene Black said...

My first thought was that this looks complicated. Then I "dissected" the blocks and realized that it looks a lot more complicated than it really is.

Roxanne said...

That last one is a beautiful two block design and fun to figure out. The four patches do a lot of magic. I hope you make it—I’ve not seen you do one like it and what you’ve said has me intrigued about your vision.

patty a. said...

Having the stars on point looks a bit more challenging because of the color placement of the squares that make kind of a sashing. The quilts all looks so different in the three different colors and block orientation.

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

I love star blocks! I don't have the die for that one though. I have found I just do not use my dies as much as I had thought I would so I am not buying any more for the time being - I do hope to get in the habit this year of making some quilts using those I have though

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Those star quilts look intriguing. Thanks for inspiring.

Hedy said...

I just finished a quilt similar to this, the pattern is by Eleanor Burns. It wasn’t difficult at all.

Sharon said...

I love this brown piece. Looks so cozy. I have a binding drawer and I label each binding. I don't think I've finished a top unless I have the binding and backing made. Then I can set it aside.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I started my first on point quilt in December.
I so enjoy your blog Wanda, thank you for posting all of your wonderfulness!

Needled Mom said...

I vote for the red in a ton of different shades. That's a great pattern.

JJM said...

Hey you ~ you have always been organized, so now you've decided to become exuberant organizer (^._,^) . I know what ever fabrics you select for your star quilt will be exciting to watch grow.

JJM

Peggy said...

I cannot wait to see the star quilt as you make it! I just purchased an Accuquilt in December. Love the greens and oranges too!

Mystic Quilter said...

Love both the star quilts -to opposites, the red very dark and moody and the stars on the light background just the opposite. I Look forward to seeing which one you choose.

Shasta Matova said...

These are gorgeous star quilts!

Nann said...

I have clipped similar star/chain patterns from at least three magazines. Haven't made one....yet. I agree -- making an entire quilt out of just two fabrics (no matter how interesting the block/setting) would be a tedious effort.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I love the red and white quilts. Maybe that would be my answer too, to not getting bored with just those two colors! LOL

Down the Avenue said...

Hi, I have a selection of blue schwe schwe fabrics that are perfectly suited to the pattern of the red and white quilt. Please will you share the magazine that the pattern is in. Thank you for providing a glimpse into the wonderful pops of colour and amazing quilts. Such an inspiration 🤗