Friday, February 25, 2011

About Those Stars

Just about a year ago now, I started working on blue star blocks.  Does anyone remember?  If not, you can go here, here, and here to refresh your memory.  Go ahead.  I'll wait.  [humming}

I can't believe that I finished that quilt and didn't show you!!!  Especially since I did not make one quilt but two!

 P2230001

About two-thirds of the way through this project, I decided that I don't really want to make full size quilts.  We have two beds (which already have two quilts apiece) and very few relatives who could use quilts.  So I plan to concentrate on lap quilts.  Yes, the decision required some ripping, but I've been doing a lot of that on these stars anyway!

So, with one lap size finished, I had some stars left over.  What to do?  Why, make another quilt, of course!

PB150002

Hmm.  I think I like this one even better!

And now?  They are in the pile to be backed and quilted.  I notice that pile is not getting any smaller.  Rats!

2 comments:

Gina E. said...

Lap quilts and wall hangings are so much more useful than full bed quilts which you can only use one at a time, whereas the small items you can throw over chairs or tables, or hang them up! (that's my way of thinking anyway)

virtualquilter said...

I have made a few lap quilts and look forward o some big ones again, but I use thin wadding so we can use two quilts on each bed ... maybe more in mid winter in my home town. (Not quite as cold where we are now.)

I think I like your leftovers best too, but there are some nice looking blocks in the first.

Judy B