Monday, July 27, 2015

Boxy Stars Tops

 So summer has been slipping away and we have had very mild weather which is very rare for July and has even delayed the sweet corn harvest. I am not complaining--it is lovely quilting weather and much more pleasant for cooking.

If you read my last post, we are working frantically on a charity quilt drive. With overflowing scrap bins, I decided to make use of them. I wanted to make a Bonnie Hunter design--she has so many free designs here http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html
I settled on her Boxy Stars pattern because it uses 2.5 inch pieces. I was planning on making 25 blocks, but then decided to make 7 more for a total of 32 blocks and use 16 in two quilts. I set them with sashing and need to pick borders. I am thinking of a blue or green for the salmon sashed one above
and green or yellow for this lilac sashed one. I am going over to see some of the ladies working on this charity quilt drive this morning and will get their opinions and see what we have in our fabric donations. If you would like to help us with this charity quilt drive, information can be found here
Most of the sunflowers my hubby planted are huge, but there are a few plants that have some smaller ones. I cut some and put them in my scarlet Fiestaware pitcher--they make me smile.
In the evenings while watching movies with my family, I am working on my Cottage Garden wool felt appliqué.

23 comments:

  1. Tanya, your quilts are lovely! You get your quilt tops made so quickly! :)

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  2. Seriously I was thinking the same thing!! Wish I were a fly on the wall to see how you get so much done. THis scrappy one is wonderful!!!! and love your wool hand work....always inspired!

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  3. I would like to be the fly on the wall next to Val. You make gorgeous quilts and so quickly. Talented...very talented.

    I love the wool piece as well. I find hand work to be very relaxing and a nice break from the machine...not a long break though.

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  4. Two more beautiful quilts for the residents. That is going to be one colorful and cozy nursing home after all the quilts are distributed.

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  5. I love Bonnie Hunter's scrap quilt patterns. What a great way to support charity sewing!

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  6. Super quilting. Hopped over from sew cute Tuesday to say fab work!

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  7. Love your boxy stars--scrap quilts are the best!!

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  8. It's always nice to use up scraps and when you get something beautiful out of them, like you did...so much the better!

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  9. Boxy stars are wonderful. Love the sunflowers, looks awesome in the red pitcher.

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  10. Two more beautiful quilts! Well done! The sunflowers look wonderful too! Your wool appliqué is lovely too!

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  11. Your quilts are great! The stars seem like they are coming off of the quilt. Love your sunflowers!

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  12. Love both of these projects. Anxious to see more of the wool applique. Where in Colorado do you quilt? Sally

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  13. Your quilts and your sunflowers are all making me smile!
    The applique looks like fun, too!

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  14. I love your quilts. What a great way to use your scraps.

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  15. I like those stars! They look so nice and scrappy :)

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  16. Love those boxy stars quilt, they turned out nicely!

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  17. Those boxy stars are so fun! Gorgeous quilt!

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  18. Love your boxy stars top! It is beautiful!

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  19. Wonderful work, some one is going to enjoy these great quilts!

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  20. Another beautiful finish Tanya!

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  21. They're both gorgeous and I can't believe how productive you are!

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  22. Wonderful Boxy Stars! I'm also a BKH fan, her patterns are great!

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