Monday, March 9, 2015

Stars and Samplers

You all know I need another project, right? Well here it is!

 Karen and I are doing a fun sampler based loosely on Anita Shakelfords Ohio Sampler blocks.
My log cabin didn't turn out like hers in the book...oh well. My humble version!
Here are my past two weeks of Stars in a Time Warp by Barbara Brackman. Red madder and indigo are the colors we learned about.

And this is what I have so far. I'm not loving the shirtings on shirtings but I think it will add interest, so I'm leaving them in.

I hope you enjoyed your "extra" hour of daylight. (yes, I know we lost an hour) Seems it is always Monday that is difficult to wake up and get moving. Enjoy your day.

23 comments:

  1. I love your blocks but love, love, love the basket best :)

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  2. Great choices of fabrics for your stars. They really show off the different fabric types being discussed. My fabrics are picked, but no time to sew. Now where's that "extra hour"!

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  3. In my neck of the woods we lost an hour... I am a star fan but the basket caught my attention. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I noticed in the antique quilt we liked so well, that the person who sewed the blocks together cut block parts off to make things fit. A humble quilt indeed. However out blocks turn out, we can be as humble as we want or need to be.

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  5. Love your "humble" log...so cute !!
    And your stars too ! I have to make mine in blue indigo....Did I understand for the hour ? You lost an hour ? It's the same in France ... We add an hour at the end of October (for Halloween Brrrrr...) and at the end oh March, we lost it !! :((

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  6. Wonderful blocks and it will be a wonderful quilt.
    I love using shirtings in a quilt and try to add to my stash when I can.

    Debbie

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  7. Yes, I'm sure you needed another project! Hee Hee! Looks very cute and I love humble things. I don't like the time change - especially in spring!

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  8. I took an extra long Nap yesterday so getting up this AM wasn't too bad. Spring is coming in the PNW. Gotta love it. I like your Stars in all the fabrics. The shirtings aren't as colorful but they will be fine. Every block in this quilt will tell the story.

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  9. That's one of the things I love about coming here Lori--your love for the humble blocks.:) It looks to be a great sampler quilt already!

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  10. Oh I love those Ohio sampler quilts! The eagle block is beautiful - it will be a fun quilt to enjoy your progress :0)

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  11. Lovely blocks! I was (somehow) wide awake BEFORE my alarm this morning. No complaints here! We'll see how the rest of the week goes...

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  12. Nope, you can never have too many sampler quilts (or any kind for that matter!) I agree, the shirting blocks will add interest, and they would have been used in quilts when nothing else was available, so it's authentic! Personally, I'm going to miss that hour we lost...all week long! It's so unfair, LOL.

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  13. Beautiful new star blocks!! And you and Karen are such trouble-makers! :) Can't wait to see your new sampler come together!

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  14. The shirtings on shirtings look like ghosties!

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  15. So many beautiful blocks you have going. There will be some pretty quilts coming soon.

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  16. Wonderful basket. Love it. Your stars are just lovely too. An apple green star? Have I missed a post from Barbara? I don't recall apple green ! LOL.
    If we are to be cut off an hour, can they not remove it from Wednesday mid-day instead of off the weekend ? ;^)

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  17. More fun to watch! I took a class from Anita many years ago.

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  18. I love the Ohio Sampler quilt, cool project! Yours will be beautiful. I like the shirting stars. The only odd-to-my eye is the green, it looks so modern, tho I know it was the overdye green post's block. You ll have over a hundred stars at the end, if the quiltalong lasts all year, so you can discard any you don t like [make 'em into cute little pincushions, so they aren t sad]..

    I find the time changes confusing. I wish ''they'' 'd just stick with one set of times. As it is it starts getting light here around 3 AM in the summer, it s hard to sleep.

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  19. Yes, but what's one more project more or less! I love Anita's sampler and am looking forward to following this as it progresses. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I will enjoy seeing you and Karen put your quilts together.
    The stars are coming along nicely--especially like the madder with the fussy-cut center!

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  21. I am so tempted to play along with you all who are making these stars........if only there were a few MORE hours of daylight in a day! LOL

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  22. That's a great sampler! Heck, what's one more project, right? :) I need to get busy on the stars for my Stars and Sprigs project. They are a bit bigger than yours, I think. I can use yours for inspiration to get mine done.

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