Well, I have been making blocks and more blocks!
First off I have been plugging away at the Celestial Star QAL. Even if you don't quilt along I definitely suggest the pattern--it's so versatile and beautiful. And I am a paper piecing fan so it's great.
Below is the centre of my test block, waiting for the rest of it.
And here is the finished product! I didn't have enough of the ivory so I decided to use some neutral low volume prints for the backdrop. I'm happy with how it turned out! This baby is now basted (I'm testing out spray basting!) and ready to quilt. I am going to attempt a spiral quilting design, I figured small was the way to go. Also I think it would suit this block. This will eventually be a pillow for my couch.
And here's our little rider fan. Couldn't resist sharing this picture. She's so tough to photograph now, always on the move!
Now below is the "real deal" block. I'm planning on doing a whole quilt. Although with the deadline to be done in September and me going back to work next week (*sniff* so not ready), I'm going to have to really grind it out. Love it though!
That sucka is 24" so at least it doesn't take many to make a quilt. I am thinking of doing a few of these and then finishing out with setting blocks so a)it's a little easier, b)the stars can really stand out and c)I can actually meet the deadline.
Lastly, it's my turn to be the queen bee, or whatever you wish to call it, of my online bee I'm part of. It's worth checking out the inspiration for my quilt here!
First is the modified irish chain. Check out the chubby little wrist that made a special appearance!!!
Second is the ribbon star block based on a tutorial by Lee at Freshly Pieced.
I'm excited to see what I get for this! I will be making some more as well so that I can have a bigger quilt as, including my blocks, there will be 12 from the bee itself. I'm thinking a total of 20 blocks for a 4x5 layout.
Hope everyone is having a delightful summer, and happy long weekend to those that get it (is it just a Canada thing?)!!