Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Charming Stars

These stars are pretty fun to make...

Thanks Terry for hosting this charming star sewalong


...  so now we are 8....


The Pattern for this fun quilt is found HERE on the Moda site..

On the hand stitching front I have done this cute stitchery by Anni Downs... it's for a bookmark.... someone asked me when I was doing it "Why would you want to do so much work for a bookmark?"  "Good question..... because I can!"



Crafters are a bit crazy aren't we?  but it's so much fun

This is from the book Anthea and Jeneta gave me... I love it...

I went to the Brisbane Craft Show yesterday... the best part was travelling with lovely friends and then meeting up with other lovely friends, the next best part was seeing an amazing array of quilts (they were celebrating 30 years so had winning quilts from other years there too .... I was too busy chatting to take pics!!! sorry for that)

Righto, Gotto Go.... today I seem to be very busy and achieving nothing.... 

23 comments:

  1. loving those blocks so much!
    I think that is going to be a beautiful book mark.
    Did you get up to heaps of mischief that you didn't want any incriminating photos??

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  2. Hi Fiona your blocks are so wonderful,and I love your bookmark,I have your little sewing case with me in Thailand and it's wonderful,such a great size.xx

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  3. Love those stars Bubz...and what a perfect answer...x

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  4. Your stars are just gorgeous...love them! I have to say i love a very nice bookmark....every good book deserves one xx

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  5. Am loving your stars Fiona - such a pretty quilt this is turning out to be. And your bookmark is just lovely. Look forward to hearing all about the quilt show

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  6. I think that your bookmark is a little treasure and we do what we do because we enjoy the process and the sharing. Hope you behaved yourself at the show!

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  7. Those stars are going to make a pretty quilt, love a good star...the bookmark is beautiful, and yep, because you can is the best reason

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  8. Just the very bookmark to use in your sewing/quilting books.......and a very good reason to make it! How many stars will you make?

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  9. Thank you for showing your charming stars, it's reminded me I need to make mine!

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  10. Love your star blocks and the stitchery is so sweet , what cute design . hugs Sheila

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  11. Just loving those stars.. I played with mine today too.

    Such a cute stitchery book make..

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  12. I love this Moda charming stars pattern, looks great in all types of combos, but especially pretty in the soft colours you have chosen.

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  13. I love this Moda charming stars pattern, looks great in all types of combos, but especially pretty in the soft colours you have chosen.

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  14. You have chosen such gorgeous fabrics for your star quilt and I love your bookmark

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  15. Lovely stars. Love the bookmark. Hugs,xx

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  16. Your star blocks look great! I have eight done now too...I must get a picture of them tomorrow! :0)

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  17. Your star blocks look great in that range. I have made the same cute bookmark, and it's just so sweet, who cares how long it takes. Glad you enjoyed the show.

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  18. Hey Fiona! Loving your sweetly shabby stars ... I might even have a crack at that block design now that I've seen how pretty yours are ... well ... one day! :0) As to your bookmark ... GORGEOUS! And if someone asks why put all that work into something so small ... remind them of the hours and YEARS of training that people put into running marathons and climbing mountains "because they're there!". Personally, I think stitching a bookmark makes so much more sense ... you've got something lovely to enjoy for years at the end of it ... what does a mountain climber have? Blisters, sore muscles and frostbite! We are SOOOO much smarter! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

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  19. Your stars are so pretty! They would look lovely on my spare bed. :D
    Too often crafters hear 'why would you...?' and worse sometimes followed by 'you've got too much time on your hands!' What a pleasure your bookmark will be every time it the book holding it is opened.

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  20. Those blocks are really pretty, I love how they're put together. I like your colours a lot. And that bookmark - I can't think of a more pleasant occupation than stitching, so I understand it completely! Glad you had fun but next time, pics, girl!!!

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  21. It will be a lovely star quilt, Fiona, love your fabrics :-) Annie is such a talented designer, hope to do her small reindeer wall hanging soon, big May be really! Happy sewing, hope you enjoy the season at your end! Raining heavily here at the moment :-)

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  22. Great blocks there Fiona - your Stars are very pretty...
    Ha, yes I thought I recognised that little bookmark design, beautiful stitching xxx

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  23. Such lovely stars :) It's so lovely to open a book to a gorgeous bookmark, sets just the right tone for some lovely relaxing :)

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