Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Midnight Stars Quiltalong

I know there are a lot of fun projects going on in blogland right now. Here is one more!!

The first three photos are the old quilt I was inspired by to make the doll quilt.
I love the way the way the cheddar and red dance across the top of this quilt.


Here is the one I made using 4" blocks. It is about 23" square. The blocks were too small and I lost a lot of points!! I have it basted and ready to quilt. (hmmm, one more hand project!)
So I tried a 6" block- Too BIG! A 5" block looks just right!!

The doll quilt we will make will be 3 x 3 for a total of nine blocks and will finish about 21 1/2" square. Perfect size for a doll!!
On the quilt I made with the 4" blocks I alternated the blue center square on the stars. I kept the dark blue on the stars the same but used a different one for the half square triangles.

On the 5" rendition that I am making I will alternate the center squares and keep the other blues in the block the same. My suggestion is to use a small print of shirting for the stars. They are fairly small pieces and the print will show up better. I am using a different shirting for the outer triangles.
It is going to be your quilt- you decide what you want.
What you will need as far as fabric?- not much. These are estimates, and it depends on how many blues you decide to use.

Cheddar and Red- 1/8 yard or half of a FQer
Blue center of star- approx 12"x3" strip, and 10x3" of a different indigo
Shirting for star- approx two (2) 2 1/2" x 22" strip
Outer triangle shirting- 1 Fqer or a little less
Blue fabric for setting squares and triangles- 1 FQer.

Get your fabric ready and I'll post step one tomorrow!! Woo-hoo!!


38 comments:

  1. Love this little quilt! Guess I know what I will be doing after work today - I have the perfect blue fabric too.

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  2. That is a wonderful quilt to reproduce.
    Once I finish a few things, I can start trying some again.

    Debbie

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  3. So pretty!! I so love cheddar in a quilt! Doll quilt is going to be just darling!

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  4. oh I just love it!
    what a beautiful antique quilt...
    yes I will be making this one too! Thanks!!!!
    Kathie

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  5. You have tempted me again! I will be back.

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  6. So tempting!! So many projects going on it is hard to find the time to do them all! Hope to find the time to do this one.

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  7. I think I can work nine little blocks into my schedule. At least I am going to try, these are too cute to pass up. Thanks.

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  8. I'll be following your lead on this one too, Lori. The temptation is too great. I can't resist. Such a colorful, interesting quilt! You find some really great ones.

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  9. You picked a wonderful quilt for us and I'm looking forward to making it. I was at my LQS yesterday and found a great shirting that came home with me - this is going to be the perfect place for it! My Featherweight is definitely coming out today.

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  10. I have almost finished two UFO's...so by my own rules, I can start this one!!! WOOHOOOO!!!! Can't wait for the first step!!

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  11. This is very cute, so much so that I might join in! OH so much for not starting something new. Your RRCB is FAB-U-LOUS! I've followed by I"m still cutting for her mystery from last Christmas.

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  12. It looks wonderful! I'm still working on my second CC&C quilt, so I will have to pass this one. Also, I'm starting a Jo Morton class soon. There are so many choices out there, that it gets overwhelming!

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  13. love this little quilt with cheddar, can't wait to start tomorrow, thank you very much Lori !

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  14. Another flippin fun doll quilt from your hands...love it and will be watching everybody's progress.

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  15. Just off to sort through my fabrics. Looking forward to this one.

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  16. I'm off to inspect my stash! What a gorgeous little quilt I can't wait!

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  17. I love your little blocks. And the colors are great! Donna

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  18. What fun, Lori! Little blocks are so addictive! Cheddar is always a winner, too. Count me in. LOL (You are the devil for tempting me! LOL)
    Blessings!
    Mary Lou

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  19. Oh, it's so tempting! And I have everything I'll need right in my stash. Now, all I have to do is find the time!

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  20. Oh, I've seen this quilt recently! I loved the cheddar triangles, too, so I love your choice for the doll quilt along.

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  21. I've been looking forward to this!
    I don't know if I'll stick to the color scheme, or veer a bit off track? I'll have to "root around" a bit and see what I find?
    Thanks for doing this Lori..these quilt alongs are so fun! :)

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  22. I'm in! My blues are sitting on the cutting table now...thanks Lori!

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  23. Ohh another great little quilt! :) Thank you!
    Can't wait for tomorrow!
    I'm off to look through my fabrics.....

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  24. What a wonderful block! I'm so far behind, but wanted to wish you a happy New Year!

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  25. Oh Lori!!!! I love it! I can't wait to start! Do you think I can play hooky from work tomorrow to start?

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  26. Perfect January quilt - so nice of you to sponsor these little quilt alongs!

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  27. I love the blue and cheddar in this little quilt. I hope to make this one too.

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  28. This sure looks great. I am thankful you did the try out for the right size of the blocks! I won't have time until next week, but then... LOL

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  29. It's fabulous Lori, I'm tied up at the moment but I'll be saving the instructions. Thanks so much for the sharing and the work that goes into it.

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  30. I love it!!! Now I try to find fabrics in my little stash :)
    Thanks!!
    Denise

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  31. Love that quilt and those cheddar bits! I think I can find the fabrics to match but the block looks a little daunting. But I'm up for a challenge!

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  32. What a cute little block. I will be saving the instructions for later. Thank you!

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  33. So cute! Love the colors. I willhave to make a trip to the fabric shop.

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  34. Ooooh, you have a new one! I've got chedar....I've got red....do I have blue? :-)

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  35. Sweet little quilt! Mighty tempting to stitch...hmmm!

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  36. Hi Lori,
    This looks like so much fun!! I must join in. I can just picture this charming quilt on one of my doll beds. Thank you so much for taking us along on this fun journey.

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