Thursday, March 15, 2012

Scrappy Star Flowers

My scrappy quilt is taking shape...

I try and go to a sewing club group twice a month over HERE - there is quite a few of us and always a smile, a chat, some encouragement and tea (and goodies to eat!) and of course invariably some treasures jump into the bag....

I have a project which I keep in one bag and I take and do it at those club days... so it is growing albeit slowly and after many hours of chain stitching, pressing and trimming it is wonderful to see something coming together



272 HST's later added to some squares and I have 34 flowers....


do you ever do this to see about the placement... same picture but put in black and white..... just gives an idea of value'


I am making Liberty Fields from Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke



These sets of 3 Liberty square 'flowers' need a background fabric square which will have needleturn applique leaves and stitched stems added to make flower bunches... 



Next is a continuation of chain sewing of all these 5" strips which will make fabric for the side borders....


and also sew these scrap HST's  (another 270 of them) to make sashing


Phew... 

Gotta Go.... flower blocks to place together .....

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,this will be a very nice quilt when you get it together,have fun with the cutting and i cant wait to see this one grow.xx

Tanya said...

OH I feel exhausted just thinking about all that cutting. Your star look great...a good idea doing the B&W pic. New machine going a dream. Made a skirt for Charlotte and a little bag.

Susan said...

Phew is right - that is going to be quite a large quilt! Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

WOW that is a lot of HST and a lot of chain stitching. I am also looking forward to seeing this one grow

Tarnyia said...

OMG so much cutting and sewing and it is going to look absolutely gorgeous when all put together... love it xxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

You have done so much work. it is going to be gorgeous. Even though I go weak at the knees for new fabric....scrappy quilts have my heart I think.

Christine M said...

You have been working hard. Those flowers are looking great. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt!

Annette said...

I forgot about going black and white to show the value and placement .... thanks for the reminder ; )

Michele Pacey said...

I think the star quilt is going to be gorgeous Fiona!

And what a neat idea to take the black and white photo for value's sake. I will have to try that out on my next scrap quilt...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

This is going to be a beauty Bubz..

Jennifer said...

Pretty!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

You been working very hard but the results are going to be fantastic. The quilt is going to be amazing. Can't wait to see it finished. Very nice job!

Marg H said...

You have been busy - looking so fantastic. Can't wait to see more photos.

Marg H said...

You have been busy - looking so fantastic. Can't wait to see more photos.

Karen said...

Good food, good company and your sewing - perfect!

Maria said...

You always make fabulous quilt tops Fiona....
No have never tried the black and white photo. It does look very different.

Sheila said...

That is a lot of HST'S , it will be a lovely quilt when finished and I must say I completely forgot about using black and white for showing value , great idea ,thanks. hugs

marina said...

what a great project. I love all the scrappy stars. So many pieces to be chain stitched. It is going to be amazing.

Allie said...

That is a huge project Fiona, it looks wonderful and I love the finished quilt in the book - but oh all that cutting! I knew about that trick with the black and white photo but have never used it, what a neat idea - I'll have to try it!

Too many eggs said...

it's looking great Fiona, i look forward to seeing it finished

Charlie and Wendy said...

I have that book and often look at that pattern but I know it's beyond me at this stage. Your's is looking beautiful, I will enjoy watching your progress.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great reminder about the black/white value concept...thanks for that...oh gotta love a good star and I'm liking the stars as flowers design idea...

Joy McD said...

Lovely flowers... and what a great idea to make the photo black and white to see the value, must try that! Thanks for sharing, xxx

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