I thought I would show you the progress I am making on my two elongated star baby quilts.
Here is the first quilt finished. I blogged about it here. This was a great project for using up some 90's stash with a few modern prints thrown in.
The I grabbed every off white print on print muslin I had and whacked them all into 6.5 inch squares.
Then you sew a small square onto opposite corners of a muslin square.
You trim off the corners and then press them into this.
Whats great is if you feed those corners immediately into your sewing machine you end up with a basket full of half square triangle squares. (is that right?) My future doll quilt maybe?
I trimmed up the second cat block and then all of the blocks.
I must have been off on my seams, I think its that new foot because I had to trim them to 6.25". Oh well it all comes out in the end.
Here are all the trimmings for the scrap bag. Don't worry I'm one of those who never wastes ANYTHING. So when the bag (an old laundry bag from my grandma's made of old feed sacks) gets full I pass the scraps, all cut up to a friend who makes dog beds for dogs trained by prisoners. Whew! That was a mouthful!
I love this IKEA fabric I picked out last Dec. There was enough on the mini bolt to back both quilts and turn it to the front to make the binding. I wish I had more of this fabric as it would look great on back of my future, as yet to be decided what, Bliss quilt.
Now I just have to piece the second one that is currently on my design wall and then quilt it. BTW I machine quilted on my Sofia for the first time. After trial and error with thread and some ripping I finally got it figured out. Luckily the quilting foot from my Kenmore fit so I didn't need to buy a new one.
So would you like to make your own elongated star quilt? You could put your own block in the middle or none at all. To help you start I am giving away this stack of 20 prints left over from both quilts.
There is anywhere from about an 1/8 of a yard to almost a fat quarter or more of each. To win leave one comment for each of the following. Every comment gives you an extra chance. If I get more than 100 comments on this post I will add another giveaway or two of my 90's fabric.
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite scrap quilt to make.
2. Be a follower and let me know you are.
3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did.
The giveaway will be open until 5pm on Wednesday, September 7.
I will pick a winner or winners then.
That's it! Good luck!
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