Friday, December 6, 2013

'Tis the Season

I finished making jewelry for Christmas. The Holiday Craft show was a success and I sold a lot of the items I'd made. Plus, it was fun to do something a little different for a change.


 
 
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When I was at The Quilt Merchant I bought some red and green prints along with a couple of fabric bundles. I wanted to try to make something red and green this month.



I really cannot resist bundles . . . . Such a variety and so many pretty fabrics I just would not buy in yards.


Then, for this month's small quilt challenge, I gave my Yahoo group a pattern for a 5-inch star block to make a Christmas Stars quilt that's perfect for December.


Put two and two together . . . Yes, I am making some Christmas Stars for a small quilt. Instead of a 5" star I tried making a 4-inch star block yesterday to see if I preferred that to the 5-inch one. Still thinking about which size I'll use for the quilt. 

Out of the drawer came my Quilt in a Day Flying Geese mini ruler. I bought both the larger and smaller rulers and used them for the signature blocks I made this past summer. I don't buy a lot of rulers and gadgets but I found this one helpful for small blocks. And the lines on the ruler match my quilt.

 
 
You line them up and trim.
 

 
It seems like I haven't sewn anything in a really long time so it was fun to sit down at the sewing machine again.


6 comments:

Beardie Mom said...

I love that ruler for flying geese!! Bloc loc is nice but Eleanor's is my preference.

Tamera said...

Very beautiful jewelry and pretty fabric.

Jean Belle said...

Love the red and white stars!

Ann in PA said...

Your jewelry is very nice it doesn't surprise me that it was a success. The red & white stars are beautiful and will make a perfect Christmas Quilt.

annie said...

glad it went so well, I would like to get one of those rulers. I love the blocks!

judyquilts said...

Love your star blocks. I may have to make some, just to keep in the spirit of the season. I use the Wing Clipper ruler, which is the same principle, I think. I also like the four at a time method. They really whip up fast. The only drawback is that it takes a fairly large piece of fabric, can't use those little scraps we all save.

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