Friday, June 23, 2017

RSC17 week 25

A START AND A FINISH

With yellow winding down and all my yellow projects done, I needed something new to add to this month's stack of completed yellows.  I've been planning to do something entirely in solids for quite a while, but squirrels have come along and sidetracked me.  Not this time!

Ever since making those lovely but difficult Twinkler star blocks I've wanted an easier method.  Someplace in Quilty Blogland I found out about the Creative Grids Strippy Star ruler and finally bought one on line (with a fabric sale purchase, of course) a few weeks ago.  What color is better for a star.than yellow?  Dipping into my solid precuts, I made my first Strippy Star yesterday.


This was very easy to make and is 12-1/2 inches unfinished.  I was inspired by Mari's wonderful star quilt project.  The ruler can be used for almost any size block and I like the look of scattered stars of different sizes.  I would plan to make them in different sizes, all solids using the RSC17 colors.  So now I have one more project to reward myself with an emoji every month.

You've seen my WIP, my so-called Tossed Salad quilt top for the Covered In Love charity project run by Kat at katandcatquilts.blogspot.com.  It got finished in record time and I will show it on Monday at my guild.  


These are the pieces I have disliked for a long time, finally together and surrounded by a lovely old piece of blue floral.  That was what it needed to give it some life.  It measures about 50x60 inches.


I'm so pleased that it will go to a great cause, for hospital patients near death and their families.  I pray that it will speak of love and comfort to some family and their loved one.

Meanwhile, this week I've resurrected another UFO project to work on for Covered In Love.  I'm anxious to find out the color for July.  So far this has been a good summer here.  I wish you all a good stitching week.

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11 comments:

  1. liking the block checked out the creative grids ruler have quite a few of theirs. It looks similar to the tri rec rulers but comes as one ruler instead of 2.Like you I am wondering hat to stitch next will have to do somenhting or I will go crazy with nothing to do. So liking the quilt the blue works so well with the blocks.

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  2. What a great quilt and so nice of you to donate that to such a worthy cause. hopefully it will bring a good quilty hug to someone in need. LOVE your star block. I think a solid quilt is a wonderful idea and look forward to seeing you add blocks to the collection.

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  3. I love that star block, Paula! I don't have many specialty rulers, but that looks like a really helpful one. And your CIL quilt is wonderful! Great finish!

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  4. That strippy star block looks great as does your Tossed Salad quilt, must feel good to have that top pieced.

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  5. Notice that Margaret mentioned the tri recs rulers. They will create the same long legged star points. Have fun with your new project. Will you go back to previous colours or move forward until you have enough for your quilt?

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  6. You did make quick work of that quilt top! That (and your new block) turned out well. Glad to see that quilting is keeping you busy!

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  7. I like the soggy crackers and wilted salad quilt. What you might have fallen out of love with someone else will think is perfect!

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  8. A good start and a great finish

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  9. I like both your start and your finish. That blue floral sits really well with your blocks too.

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  10. You had a creative week! Tossed Salad is a great finish!

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  11. I haven't made a quilt entirely of solids yet. Seems rather challenging but you sure seem to be off to a good start. And what a lovely CIL quilt.

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