Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Star. Surround, building block surrounds

Wow, just finished this weeks part of the Star Surround Quilt Along hosted by Melissa at her blog Happy Quilting. This was a bit more time consuming than previous weeks, especially since I had a few directional prints that I was hoping I had done correctly in the previous steps. Here is my finished work from the 9 blocks.

Not so pretty like this but done. And the directional prints worked, yippee!! I was so tempted to just sew all these together but I really would prefer to do that after I have had a chance to arrange them on the design wall. And I decided to go completely random with the corner triangles so I need to be able to arrange those as well. But here is a preview of how a block will look.

Isn't it pretty. And I couldn't help showing off those stripes all going in the same direction! I will wait to share the rest of the blocks til next week when we put them together.

And just for fun I thought I would share what my design wall looks like right now. My random bright sampler and my Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along blocks.

Sorry for the blurry photo. My new sewing room is working out well but sadly it is impossible to get a straight shot of the design wall. Most of this comes down tomorrow morning so I can use it to assemble a quilt that I am pattern testing for my son. Hope to share that soon!

Happy Stitching!


Melissa Corry said...

Wow, I am so impressed with those directional prints. That is amazing!! I knew this was a big job this week which is another reason as to why we didn't attach them :) I can't wait to see yours all come together. They look incredible!!

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love those star surround blocks. Your design wall is full of fabulous blocks. I practically have to sit on my cutting bench to get a full shot of my design wall, so I know how you feel. It's great to hear your sewing room is working well

Donna~~ said...

Your Star Surround blocks are great! Your design wall blocks are pretty too! You are one busy lady!

Carla said...

I love everything on your design wall!

Cheri said...

I have not commented in quite a while but I have been hopping over to your blog and watching your start on this quilt. It is going to be a wonderful project.