Friday, March 2, 2012

Square Stars

The first 3 blocks of Emerson's quilt are made. She told me she wanted a "star quilt", but then she wanted squares. I told her to make up her little mind, and she came up with "Square Stars"....I asked her what that meant and she said, "You know, Grandma. Stars with squares in them." So, Square Stars it is! Sassy approves!
The Friendship Stars would have had squares, except I used a different technique. I always use half square trianges, but went this route instead! It was much easier and less seams! I liked it ;)
I finished the Sailboat block on the Underground Railroad Sampler. After making an entire quilt of these blocks for TJ, it went like the breeze carrying that boat!!I have 10 out of 16 blocks quilted. I love how each block has looked once it is quilted! Here are some of them....Once I finish the sashing strips around the Sailboat, this is the next block in the hoop...
Goodness, who would have thought a hand quilter would have so much to share??? I had more, but it will wait til next time!
Thanks for stopping in!!!
~Bren~

9 comments:

Nancy said...

see, that's the kind of direction you get when you ask a kid for their input!! lol But like every good grandma you managed to make her stars with squares...Love those colors...

You get more done with two hands than I do with my machine...until next week...when I am off to a sewing retreat...

Dani said...

Bren, your hand quilting just blows me away! Gorgeous!

copperswife said...

Beautiful! You're making such terrific progress on all of your projects!

Solstitches said...

Pretty blocks for your little GD and I love the quilting on the sail boat block.

Margaret

julieQ said...

Beautiful new blocks, Bren! I love your hand quilting...lovely as usual.

Sewing Junkie said...

Nice colors for the granddaughter. I think it looks Springy. Heavens know we need spring after yesterdays storm. Chris

Jeanne said...

The blocks are very pretty. I'm sure the square stars quilt will be loved.
Love to see hand quilting. It's becoming rare around here.

Jan said...

Love both of those quilts----but am partial to stars. Love those Square Stars. Great name!

Linda said...

I love the colors you've chosen for Emerson's quilt, ans of course your hand quilting is stunning as usual.