Saturday, December 31, 2011

Trying to Choose...

I am participating in  the Oh My Stars! Quilt Along, hosted by Thought & Found.  I've pulled a bunch of polka dot fabric (my fav!) from my stash for this quilt:
But I'm having a hard time deciding what kind of stars I'd like to make, so I made a few samples.  Each of these blocks is 4.5", which will be a 4" finished block when the quilt top is sewn together...but the final layout of the quilt includes stars that are 8" and 12" (finished) too.
Left - scrappy star with white background
Middle - white star with scrappy background
Right - solid star with white background

Which style do you like best?  Or, should I use all three?  Hmmm...hard to decide..

Want to participate in the quilt along?  Visit Thought and Found's blog...or check out the Flickr pool for more info.

Thanks for your help!  =)

2011 Flickr Quilting Bees and Swaps

I discovered Flickr this year!  Oh, how I love Flickr!  I am addicted to the quilting bees and swaps that people host there.  It has been a fun year participating in the following bees/swaps:

3x6 Mini Sample Bee - Qtr 1, Qtr 2, and Qtr 3
4x5 Modern Quilt Block Bee - Qtr 3
Freedom Block Swap
Scrapbuster Swap
Blockwork Orange Swap
Teal We Meet Again Swap
Bowtie Block Swap
Embroider Bee
Tokyo Subway Map Swap
Oh My Stars! Quilt Along (just started at the end of 2011)

Here is a small sampling of some of the blocks I made (most of which have found happy homes across the world):

1. Freedom Block Swap - for Becky, 2. Feb Block #1 for Rene - Skyscraper, 3. 3x6 Bee 1st Qtr #6, 4. Tokyo Subway Map - Block 10, 5. Twice as Nice - March 2011 - Block 1, 6. Twice as Nice March 2011 - Block 3, 7. Twice as Nice Bee - April 2011, 8. Twice as Nice Bee - May 2011 - Block 1, 9. Twice as Nice Bee - June 2011, 10. 3x6 2nd Qtr Beehive 22, 11. Scrapbuster Swap - Round 3, 12. Modern Tree for Kreated by Kari, 13. Flying Geese Block 2 for h2ogirl76, 14. Scrappy Bow Tie Block Swap, 15. Twice as Nice Block 1 for CaKath - Courthouse Steps, 16. 3x6 Bee Angel Block for 2nd Qtr 2011 - for JenniRC, 17. 3x6 Bee - Hive 21 - 3rd Qtr - for mommaof4yoopers, 18. 3x6 Bee - 3rd Qtr - Hive 18 - for Mikibubb, 19. Teal We Meet Again Swap Blocks, 20. Embroider-Bee, Round 3, Hive 3, 21. Twice as Nice Bee - String X block for auntem1, 22. Alphabet Block - 'K' - for Lauren3385 - Twice as Nice Bee, 23. Twice as Nice Bee block for Butternutlake, 24. Scrappy Triangles for bittybirdquilts, 25. Oh My Stars! Quilt Along - Fabric Selection

I have many quilt blocks ready to be sewn into quilts now, thanks to the swaps and bees...and many quilt tops still awaiting completion from 2010.  I pulled a bunch out today so I can get them finished of my resolutions for next year.  Perhaps I'll give them as Christmas gifts next year!  =)