Stars-quilt October’17 update

It almost seems impossible, but I’m almost done with the blocks for the Stars-quilt! The key has been setting a monthly goal, and indeed it’s helping me keeping this project on track. With this month’s goal achieved, only 6 blocks remain to be completed. I have already started to plan how I’m going to work from November onwards, but I’m a little bit sorry that after the last batch of stars is completed, this project will not longer be portable.

Stars basted: 84/84 (504/504 templates)
Stars sewn: 84 /84
Background pieces basted: 504/504
Stars completed: 78/84 (+6 from the last stats)

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Triangles QAL #4

A quick and easy block (for those who already know how to work with foundation paper-piecing). I spent more time deciding on the fabric than actually sewing the blocks.

Btw, the schedule of this QAL has been changed and now it’s a two-block per month, instead just one monthly release, quilt-along.

(This QAL is hosted by Zen Chic on Bernina’s Blog; original post for this block in German here, the English version here).

EPP Party #12: Chicago star

The blog has been quite quiet these past days. At the moment I’m working on long-term projects with no results worth sharing. And life happens and I don’t have so much time to sew as to maintain a regular posting schedule. However, I’ve joined a really fun challenge on Instagram, #30minssewingdaily hosted by Melanie Meyer, that encourages the participants to sew at least 30 minutes per day. Not much, some may think, but it’s great helping to get things done.

And in this context I sewed the 12th block for the EppParty. Not the last block, as it was an announced surprise that there would be a bonus 13th block… which is 24 x 24″!!!

As I wasn’t sure about the fabric, I just built the block each section at a time, taking into account the past blocks and how much each fabric had been used so far. For instance, the central square succulents were only featured on the first block so far!

Total block pieces: 49

(The party is hosted by Mister Domestic and Pat Bravo and runs on Instagram under the hashtag #EPPparty).

Triangles QAL #3

Although this block is easy to sew, it was quite tricky to trim down to size while keeping the middle strip centred… Not all of the units are as symmetrical as they should be, but I don’t think it will be something really visible once the quilt top is sewn together. Otherwise, I will have to redo them.

(This QAL is hosted by Zen Chic on Bernina’s Blog; original post for this block in German here, the English version here).