Saturday, January 29, 2011

Uh-Oh....Side Tracked!


Today was Word-Up Sewing Party day (see two previous post). During the midst of it all I had a book delivered called, Stars by Magic. (photo in previous post) I knew I just had to try one block before my party was over for the day. The cover says New Super Easy Technique! Diamond-Free Stars from Squares and Rectangles! Perfect Points and No Y-Seams!
This isn't a new book but new to me and the possibilities are endless! I'm smitten! I share with you Block #1, the Eight-Pointed Star. There are 30 different star blocks and each one can be made in a variety of sizes. I'm making 6" blocks.
The downfall is leftover fabrics from the cut-away pieces. The book does share some extra design options in the back of the book to use these bits. I, however, decided to simply stitch the bits together and made the block to the left. What will become of it? Who knows...I'm just having fun discovering new techniques!
My book was purchased at Amazon.com.

22 comments:

Vivian said...

I think you'll have great fun with that book. A local quilting group is having a block-of-the-month program using it. Everyone I've talked to re: the book is loving the process. Enjoy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful block Mary! Don't we just keep discovering new things that we want to try? I know I do.

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like a great book.

sunny said...

As long as you had fun, and you were inspired, all is well!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

A treat to see and feel your enjoyment! Darn nice work!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Ah, distractions - but you had a good one. Lovely book and lovely blocks. And using your bits to create more is wonderful.

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Cyndi said...

That's a wonderful star block, Mary. That book sounds pretty cool. I made stars today, tody...Ohio Stars. I'm practicing those dang HST points! Haven't gotten it perfect yet, but I'm improving! Thank goodness for scraps! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Wendy said...

Might be a fun book to try. Love the block. Your new quilt top is fantastic.

WoolenSails said...

Looks like a great book and wonderful blocks.
I always get side tracked, if I didn't, I might actually finish something, lol.

Debbie

Carol said...

What a great star block...how fun to learn a new technique.

Quilt Azubi said...

Help please..
I found a picture of a quilt with a nice block pattern in internet. Unfortunately, there was no title to or a label. Maybe there is somebody in blogland can help me? I would intressted the name and perhaps the history of the pattern.
It was a wonderful two-color quilt in blue and white. I made a sketchy picture and put in my blog.
I would be happy to answer a helping.
greets from Berlin/Germany
Kat :)

Cheryl said...

Very interesting! I may have to check that one out.

Cindy said...

Ooh, sounds like a good book. There are a couple that are on my wish list for Amazon, maybe I should add this one?

Hugs.

Sue said...

I bought this book a couple of months ago. You have inspired me to have a go.

julieQ said...

Oh, how pretty! I can see why you are sidetracked!!

Joan said...

I could get sidetracked with that too.

andsewon said...

Looks like a wonderful useful book.
Love your blocks.
Lola

Karen said...

Ohhhhh - almost as pretty as Kim's LOL!! I am definitely going to do this one - I just wish I had several days to play as hard as you've been playing :). Great job, Mary.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love your block - can see why you got side tracked. Like what you did with the scraps too. So, is it true - is it an easy method? If so, I might give it a try!

Carole said...

Nice block! It's interesting how the star is pieced! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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