As I finished sewing up my latest star, I got really excited. “Could I have enough to be done?” I eagerly laid them all out on the floor and got out my measuring tape. Let’s just say I need at least another 15. Good thing I really enjoy hand sewing at nights while we watch movies. Btw, we just finished Lost and I won’t spoil anything here, but I don’t know if I can find another show to take it’s place. Sigh. Trust me, I will try though. If only my husband liked Project Runway….
These are my latest completed stars. I’ve now used every vintage/thrifted fabric I had for this project twice.
I also started making some half blocks for the outsides of the quilt. It was a good way to use some fabrics I wasn’t so sure about, but keep them out of the spotlight.
I’m not exactly sure where this project will go. I have fabric prepped for three more, so I’ll need to make a plan in the near future.
I did however, find what I want to use for the backing. It has a vintage vibe and I think the colors compliment the stars well.
Since last time I updated you on this project, this quilt has been promised to a unique home. My in-laws are reconstructing a 100+ year old log cabin on their property. I think it’s the perfect place for this quilt to live.
Linking up with hydeeann from splish splash stash for the January in hand epp link party!
This is looking so cool. I couldn’t make it through the second season of Lost when it was on the air. I wonder if I would like it better now that it’s on Netflix. I should try it. Have you watched Sherlock? I loved that one.
There was no way I would have been able to make it through if I didn’t watch it every night. Even then it was difficult to follow. I have no clue how people who watched it once a week as it came out were able to keep track of stuff. I LOVED Sherlock!! I’m still waiting for Season 3 to come to Netflix. Can’t wait!!!
Sarah Schraw says
It’s totally gorgeous. I must copy this color palette soon!
And I agree with Sarah about Sherlock (the BBC/PBS one). So hot.
Thanks! I’m really liking the palette as well! Triple YES on Sherlock. Total Hotness. Maybe I should rewatch in anticipation of the next season.
So happy to have found your blog through the EPP party. Love these stars, they are looking so good all together.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 They are slow going but are also pretty large (2 1/2 in. sides) which is a fun change of pace.
So, so pretty! And i love the fabric you’ve pulled for the backing, it’s perfect!
Any thought’s yet on quilting?
Thank you! I’m going to hand quilt it but that’s as much as I’ve decided 🙂
Serena @ Sewgiving says
Oh these blocks are beautiful … the cabin sounds like the perfect home for it 🙂
Thanks Serena! I think so too! It will be cool to have it in a historic place.
These are so fun and vintage-y! I always love the fabrics you pick. Can’t wait to see the finished project some day. How big are you aiming for?
Thanks Kelsey, I had so much fun thrift shopping to find a lot of the vintage fabric. I want it to be small-ish lap sized, something like 55 x 65.
Looking good. May I suggest Supernatural as your next TV series of choice? If you enjoyed watching the X-Files and Quantum Leap as a kid, and like to read Stephen King novels, then I think you might like it 🙂
Ooooh, that sounds promising. Although I never watched the x-files either. Perhaps I should start with that? I loved Quantum Leap though. I used to watch that with my dad. So great.
i think this will be a great addition to the cabin! and I also like your backing choice. is it thrifted, too? I really love the way you’ve used your fabrics as centers and as backgrounds. it’s still looking fabulous!
we’re not tv watchers around here, but the older girls and I have made our way through the various bbc mini series built around jane austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, etc, a few times. =) any of those old Victorian era novels made film are pretty good.
Thanks! The backing isn’t thrifted, but I found it for $3/yard and couldn’t pass it up. We recently moved about 1.5 hours from the place I used to find all of my thrifted fabric. I haven’t been able to go back yet. I really miss the hunt for it!
Well, I love the Victorian era (it’s my favorite time in literature!), so I will definitely add something like that to my netflix cue. Not sure how many I can talk my husband into, but I bet I could do 2-3 before he gets tired of it 🙂
Gorgeous Projects. Maybe you want to join us in the EPP-QAL on flickr…
Thanks for checking out my project! The EPP-QAL sounds fun! Do you have a link to info on it? I couldn’t find it on your site.
Fabulous fabrics! The backing is going to be great with your vintage pieces.
Thanks Janet!! I’m really excited to see it come together (eventually) 🙂