Saturday, October 9, 2010

really hoppin'

The FALL INTO FALL giveaway is really hopping...There have been lots of visitors to my site and I am trying to keep up with answering the comments...and trying to continue commenting on the blogs I follow. It has been a busy week and I am enjoying meeting new blogging friends.I haven't even had time to post.  There is still time to enter if you haven't already...be sure to click on the scarecrow for more information!

It is a beautiful fall day and I spent a little time cleaning up the flower garden this afternoon. There are still a few marigolds blooming and the mums are just bursting with flowers. Foliage looks good on the flowers that are done blooming but I have decided that next year I must plant more things that will bloom into the fall.

I am also working on the stars I am making from the pieces I cut on my GO cutter. I had a little delay as  I did a job on the bobbin case on my machine and had to wait until I could go to the sewing center to get a new case.  Also, I am a slow piecer and, as my quilting friends will attest, a perfectionist. I can't stand to have points cut off or seams that don't meet.  These stars are all made from my scraps and I am about half way done. I will add some sashing and should have a queen sized quilt when I am finished....these are 8 inch blocks when finished. The blocks will not be in the order they are on the design wall but I am putting them there to keep track of what I have done. It has been fun thinking back on quilts I have made as I go through the scraps.
Well, off to dinner and the theater with hubby tonight.

15 comments:

Linda said...

isn't it exciting.. all these new bloggers.. love your stars.. my go is on the way per ups...

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Your stars look wonderful! Have a good evening!

Pat said...

Your stars look nice! AND...you must add again that any imperfect points on these stars are the fault of the quilter and NOT due to any cutting problems!!!

Tonya said...

your stars are lovely

QuiltSue said...

What pretty stars. I hope you had a good time at the theatre.

scraphappy said...

Your stars look great! Hard to believe those all came from "scraps" Any tool that can help turn leftovers into a beautiful quilt is a winner in my book.

Jansie said...

Really beautiful quilt. Someday I will be that good!

Quilting Lab said...

Looks great Kathy, wish I had the patience to be a perfectionist!
Sherry

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i am LoVinG how the pink star blocks stand out ~ Perfect for
breast cancer awareness month!
you're inspirational :)
thx for posting !

jparker@fsu.edu said...

Love the stars and especially the scrappy backgrounds. Cant wait to see the finished quilt.

Ginny said...

Oh that is pretty! Can you share what dies you used? Loving my Go to, I keep talking about it too on my blog, just hope I don't drive the non Goers crazy!

Micki said...

The drawing is tomorrow, but the event has been nice. I love your stars!
Micki

dawson.tracy35 said...

i am working on a queen size quilt made with 8 inch blocks. wow it is a ton of work! i love how it is turning out though and yours looks amazing as well! thanks for sharing!

tracy dawson

quiltin cntrygrl said...

love your stars!! Looking forward to digging through my stash today for a similar project

Nancy said...

These star blocks are looking so lively. I love scrappy quilts. Sounds as if you love your GO as much as others have said they do.