Thursday, July 10, 2014

Snazzy Star--July 2014


I started Susan's Bee Block by looking at all the blocks in that Jolly Old St. Nicholas post, hoping to get some ideas, as I thought I'd ease back into sewing by making her block.  I then changed up some of the parts to make it more snazzy and so I could get some more colors in there; I noticed that in the sample she gave us, the blocks are a little more complex.  I thought about using prints-that-read-as-solids, but in the end, went with just solids, as I liked the *pop* of them against the black.  I put a PDF of the templates on my blog, if you want the pattern.  I really have no idea if this star is an existing one in the quilt maker's canon (or already has a name), but for today, I'm calling mine Snazzy Star.  Lastly, if you haven't been over to Susan's blog and seen her photos, you are missing out on some gorgeous scenery!

PS: Cindy and I put up a meet-up date for those going to QuiltCon 2015 on Flickr.  Head over there to let us know if you'll be joining us!

P.P.S.  Perhaps it would be helpful if we added a label to our posts of our blog name.  I've tried to type most of them into the list.

3 comments:

  1. I love my Snazzy Star Elizabeth! And that's a good idea to tag/label our posts with our blog name too!

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  2. Gorgeous block with the solids! Thanks for the heads up about the QuiltCon meet up on Flickr...heading there now to check the date....

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