Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Charming Stars

Work has started on the Charming Stars Stitch Along hosted by Terry


In my view this is a 'Scrappy' style quilt... but definitely not a 'Scrap' quilt....

The free pattern is found HERE at the Moda Bake Shop site.. and thanks to Terry for the idea and encouragement - not too late to join if you want!

I am sewing a second line of stitching before cutting the star points on the edges and making up these HST squares.....  they will trim to 2" squares


The fabric is "Papillon" with an ivory Bella solid...

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Our dear bloggy friend Shez had a birthday this last week and I sent her a pretty shabby chick sewing bag (Anni Downs pattern)... inside I put a hand towel (Shez makes heaps of these to send to others but doesn't make them for herself!!! and a knitted dishcloth.... I think they are very luxurious!)

picture pinched from Shez's blog - I forgot to take one!
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I have one more square to crochet around for my fusion blanket ....


... then they all need to be joined together.... not sure about the size so I may be doing more!! 

... on the hand stitching front it has really been secret stuff... this is the theme....


... and I also need to make something from this.....


... but this weekend is my treat weekend... and I will be over here.... really looking forward to the Sunday as a number of bloggers and other friends will be there.....  a few 'naughty' tables methinks

Stitchers Dream Day Out

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Spend a wonderful day (or two)
out with friends, old and new!


... SPECIAL GUESTS FOR 2014 ...
Libby Richardson (Art Smart Craft Cottage)Debbie Magee (Always Stitchin')
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Righto, Gotto Go..... I know there is something I was supposed to do today - but I'm finding it hard to concentrate... just too excited!

30 comments:

  1. Pretty fabric you're using for your star blocks...I really like them! :0)

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  2. Hello Fiona,

    Lots of lovely projects on the go. Really looking forward to see how the crochet blanket looks when you join the blocks.

    Have fun at your sewing event.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  3. Your blocks look great Fiona. I love the fabrics you are using. You made Shez such a gorgeous bag. I'm sure she loved receiving a towel for herself. Have a great time at your Stitchers Dream Day Out!

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  4. Great star blocks Fiona. Look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Think I might be on one of those naughty tables. Hugs....

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  5. How can you work so hard on beautiful items for your friend's birthday and not take a picture? Such a beautiful and generous gift. Lucky Shez. Your star quilt is so beautiful. Love the fabric you've picked. Can't wait to see the secret stuff. Enjoy!

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  6. love your scrappy stars! I just signed up last night, so I'm already behind. And I'm planning to do a fusion blanket very soon. It's been on my list for a very long time, and it's nearing the top of the list.

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  7. Love your stars. Just beautiful. Love the crochet wool colour. I was hoping to get to the Stitcher's Dream Day Out instead i'm going on bus trip to Toowoomba on the 22nd. Hugs,xx

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  8. Hi Fiona your star blocks are looking great ,and i am so wrapt with the beautiful goodies you sent me ,you truly spoilt me and the bag will be treasured,you are busy with lots of projects on the go my friend. And have lots of fun with your buddies at stitchers dream day out,looking forward to seeing what mischief you get up to my friend.xx

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  9. Gosh, you are busy! Love the look of those stars. And your gifts for Shez are lovely.

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  10. Really love your stars. Beautiful gift for Shez too. I am sure there will be much mischief made up there xx

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  11. I love how your stars are coming along. Have fun at your retreat.

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  12. loving your star blocks. Everyone's blocks look so different, depending on fabric choice, it's going to be fun seeing them all come together

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  13. Those stars sure are 'charming'. Love the fabrics. There are some fabulous projects on the Bake Shop aren't there!

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  14. Your stars are gorgeous , very pretty fabrics . Lovely gifts you made for Shez , very thoughtful :-) enjoy your weekend , it sounds like a load of fun . Hugs Sheila

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  15. have a ball at the sewing day- so sad I'm not going but maybe another time...

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  16. Gorgeous stars and who is going to have a fabulous weekend then - oh that would be you!!

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  17. your stars look gorgeous!
    shez's pressies are wonderful too.
    lovely sneek peeks of your other works too.
    How wonderful a stitchy day out.
    Will look forward to seeing pics of the day.

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  18. Those stars are shining beautifully amongst those pretty fabrics. Lovely gifts for Shez and have a wonderful time.

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  19. Your stars are coming along nicely Fiona. Pretty fabrics. Have fun on the weekend. Will be lots of fun with two great tutors

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  20. The stars are lovely Bubz....and your gifts for Shez are all gorgeous....

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  21. Your quilt is going to be just lovely Fiona...I love that fabric! Awesome bag for Shez and sounds like a wonderful weekend coming up!

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  22. Have a wonderful weekend! Love the quilt and the gifts for your blogger friend.

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  23. Your star blocks are gorgeous (and would look very nice on my guest bed!)
    Lovely gifts and I do like that red spotty fabric!

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  24. Your star blocks are great - am enjoying seeing them worked in different fabrics - may have to have a go myself and I love that you get the little bonus blocks too. That little bag is so cute - I made one for me and I love it. Have a great weekend. xx

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  25. Love your star blocks!! and thanks for the heads up on how to sew those HST's as it made it very, very easy to sew them together this way. Love the birthday gift you made for Shez, I'm sure she would have been thrilled to receive such a gorgeous bag. The crocheted edged squares are looking very pretty in their neat little stack and I can't wait to see them when they're sewn together you have been very busy :) Barb.,

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  26. You have been busy as usual, your star blocks are beautiful as are Shez's gifts! xx

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  27. I am sure you had a wonderful weekend! Your stars look fantastic. Such pretty fabric you are using.

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  28. My Charming Star quilt is going to be scrappy as I am looking through my stash now to get fabrics ready.

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  29. Your Scrappy style stars are lovely, such soft colours :) Such a gorgeous present for Shez too :)

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