Sunday, January 20, 2013

There is something very addictive...

...about a Quilt-a-long!  After first seeing the posts for the Starburst Quilt-A-Long by Melissa at Happy Quilting...I really wanted to...but told myself to wait and see...wait and see if in the midst of this crazy work schedule I'm on that I would have time to play along!  So I got up Friday after the best sleep I've had all week...and went...hmmmm...why not!

Thankfully I have LOTS of FQs in my stash.  After taking a look at all of them, I decided to go with Prairie Paisley 2 by Minick and Simpson and make myself a Red, White and Blue quilt!!!  (I'm very excited to see how this one comes out!).

I laid all 12 FQs out to decide what would make up what part of my stars:

Then I got to cutting (making the 32" blocks), and here it all is:

and a closer look at the fabric for the stars:

I have not cut out the sashing strips yet, I want to see how the blocks look and perhaps go a little scrappy with the sashing.  

Since I have tomorrow off from work (woohoo!), I'm hoping to be able to start on the next part of the QAL as soon as it's posted!


  1. Way to go!! Those fabrics look lovely, it will be such a pretty quilt!! I will try and get it posted first thing so you have lots of quilting time on your day off :)

  2. I am going through the stash and trying to figure out what to use I love your fabric. My favorite so far of all I've looked at! I'm having a terrible time!

  3. Love those fabrics. Looks like a very fun quilt along.

  4. I like the fabrics very much! Hope you get your baby back soon!

  5. Great fabrics! You must have a lot of fun putting this together!


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