First up, I think I've found my pattern for my bundle of Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda!
Ginger left a comment telling me about his quilt,
Starry eyed by Angela from Fussy Cut!!
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Better yet, it's a free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop!
There are several things I like about this pattern, the wonky floating stars that keep you from losing points, the block sizes that showcase the cute print in the fabric, and just the overall fresh feel to it. The blocks are huge to me, 16 inches, normally I don't like anything larger than 9, but I like these blocks.
Additionally I normally don't make quilts using the same fabric as the pattern, I don't like having the same quilt as tons of other quilters, but I can't think of anyway to improve on this pattern, I think this may be a perfect fit of fabric and pattern, who am I to try to improve on perfection.
Two weeks ago I had never heard of Angela at Fussy Cut, she's one of the gals doing the Farmer's Wife sew along that I blogged about last week, and now I'm in love with her pattern! Isn't life funny sometimes. (By the way, that Farmer's Wife Sew Along is up to around 600 participants now!!)
Ginger, thanks so much for the suggestion and link to this pattern, I really need to check out that Moda Bake Shop on a regular basis. For now this is my pattern, stay tuned to see if another catches my eye between now and December.
Now, on to some more starry business . . .
so this is my inspiration quilt,
and here's what I've made. The star blocks are 3 inches finished. There are so many show quilts I want to work into my tribute quilt that I've realized I need to make smaller and partial versions of most of them.
I left some leeway around my outer edge to trim this quilt down to whatever size works when I'm ready to put all the little quilts together.
This little piece of the puzzle finished at around 20" x 24" and has 326 pieces.
So here's where I am right now, plenty of work to go.
Between these three projects I'm now up to 1,189 pieces.
Each little quilt feels like it's own project so I'm enjoying each leg of this journey. And it doesn't look anything like what I have in my mind's eye, but I'm not worried about it. . . . yet!
Today is Day 4 of the 4th of July Blog Tour and you have two new blogs to visit,
Denise at The Corner Stitch a blog for the quilt shop The Quilter's Window, and
Sherri at A Quilting Life.
Tomorrow is my blog tour day, be sure to stop back by!!