Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Like a diamond in the sky

I am still working on the Diamond Star blocks that I started last week. I had rather a productive weekend so I now have 6 10" blocks in total.


I am loving how the purple and grey is working together with the white star outline.






I still have 2 fabrics from the FQ bundle to use, so I am thinking that I will be making at LEAST another 6 blocks. Not quite sure how to bring it together as a quilt top as yet. I did buy 2 metres of homespun this week as I have a vague idea of keeping the blocks set on point with a thin line of purple sashing between each one.

I am still finding that I am fairly generous with fabric while paper piecing, which leaves me with quite a few offcuts. I decided to down scale Kristy's pattern to a 5" block to see if I could make use of any of my scrappy pieces. Got to say that I am really pleased with the result, and given the amount of scraps that I have, I think I will be making more of them...maybe I can do a border of 5" blocks around the edge of my quilt!




I am itching to sew some more, but am working for the next two days - bring on the weekend.

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday (my very first ever!!)


30 comments:

  1. Those blocks are amazing! I love the pattern and the colors.

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  2. Oh these look so fanastic Marieka! I just love the stars outlined in white with a darker background. It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

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    1. I hope so! I am liking the idea of small blocks as a border!

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  3. so lovely! I really like the two sizes together.

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    1. Thanks! I think it may be the start of something.

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  4. these are so pretty! great colors too!

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    1. Thanks! I have always liked purple but this is my first use of it in a quilt.

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  5. Oh! I really love your stars. The colors are terrific, and fun purples going on. :)

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  6. It's wonderful that it's your first WiP Wednesday - so nice to see what you are making these days. I am so glad you are blogging again. I am interested to see what you come up with for these blocks.

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  7. very nice...and I love purple and gray together

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    1. Thanks - they make a lovely combination don't they?

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  8. Your stars are amazing! Just love the color play :*)

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    1. Thanks - it's really all down to Kristy's pattern!

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  9. Oooohhhh. So pretty! And so perfect! Paper piecing does that, doesn't it? But you're right, it can be wasteful. But PRETTY! :) Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Yes...I am amazed at the accuracy that can be achieved with PP. I am still a bit too liberal with fabric as I HATE having to unpick if my fabric is short.

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  10. this is really pretty. i like the colors you are using.

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  11. These are some of my favorite colors! I like the little baby star, a border of them would look lovely.

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    1. The purple and the grey work well together don't they? I am looking forward to making some more baby stars too.

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  12. Very pretty stars! Love the dramatic contrast with the white and grey together.

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    1. I thought the grey might work instead of white for the background so gave it a shot! It also helps add a bit of a masculine element to it too - I am the sole female in a house of boys!

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  13. They look amazing. I love the colors!

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  14. what an interesting block! love it!
    Helen

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    1. Thanks Helen. I am really enjoying making them.

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  15. Beautiful blocks! Thanks for linking up.

    Cindy

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