Monday, January 9, 2012

Starry Eyed Progress . .


I had no idea how popular Angela's Starry Eyed pattern was until I blogged about my project. There are many Starry Eyed quilts done and many many more on your To Do Lists. I'm in good company. Most folks, like me, are going with Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for their quilts but some folks have used different fabric, I've not seen any pictures, just heard tell, I would love to see some Starry Eyed quilts in other fabrics. I think this is one of those patterns, like Swoon, that will look good using any fabric.

Angela of Fussy Cut has asked folks who make a quilt using her pattern to send her a picture. Maybe she'll create a Starry Eyed Flickr Account so we all can see.

So here's my progress . .



Star blocks, all done.


4 patch blocks nearly done.


Several folks ask for my cutting directions to make the blocks bigger, since this is a free pattern I'm happy to pass the information along.

In the original pattern the star blocks squares are 4 1/2 inches, I made mine 5 inches. For the star points I cut my blocks 5 1/2 inches and cut once diagonally. For the patches, the pattern calls for 2 1/2 inch blocks/strips, mine are 2 3/4 inches. Just a half inch here and there and you get a block that finishes at 18 inches instead of 16.

Since I'm making my blocks bigger plus making more blocks you pretty much use an entire fat quarter bundle of fabric and you need almost 4 yards of background fabric to get a quilt that finishes at 90 x 90.

I had a great week last week, the Christmas decorations are all down ( don't get that confused with packed up!) and I got to spend some time in my sewing room. I'm a girl who likes a schedule, it sure felt great to get back into my normal routine.

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18 comments:

  1. Thelma I just love it...one day when I get back in my sewing room, that's at the top of my list. Your star points all look so nice and even, I'm guessing you didn't do the wonky star points that the pattern shows...that's the way I like them...I always have to even things up...LOL!

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  2. Your quilt looks great. Mine is still on the to do list, but it is moving up!

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  3. I am so glad you posted about this quilt - I have had a Christmas bundle of FQs marinating for too long - think they are finally going to be used!

    Jo

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  4. Looking good, I got my top done the other night, now it is in the "to baste" pile. I love this quilt. I too did mine in Count down to Christmas, but would love to see it in other color ways.

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  5. Gorgeous as always, Thelma. I'm hoping to start my Morris and Company version this week. I've told myself that I can't begin until I finish my pink and brown top to flimsy stage. Working on borders now . . . .

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  6. I love your blocks! I may have to make this pattern.

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  7. Great Progress Thelma ! I was working on my Starry eyed this weekend. I have everything cut and am in the process of sewing my blocks together! Isn't this just a fun fabric & pattern !!

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  8. Your blocks are just as lovely as they always are! The look so crisp and sharp against your background white - it is just a great contrast. Good for you for getting a head start on next Christmas. I need to do that, too, with the Christmas fabric I have from 2009. LOL :)

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  9. Great blocks, wonderful fabric--another recipe for success! Love this quilt.

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  10. I love the pattern and it is on my to-do list. I would love to see it in other fabrics.

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  11. I love this quilt! I am going to print the directions out for myself. It would look great in other fabrics as well. Even a scrappy one!
    My decorations are all down too but still need to pack some away. (Keep your cloche out and decorate if for every season :) )
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  12. Your quilt is looking good :o)

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  13. I am loving the look of this quilt
    I may just have to make it too! thanks for your instructions I will print them out, I have a fat quarter bundle of another line I would use, wonder if its enough :)
    Kathie

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  14. Beautiful blocks! Enjoyed seeing your sewing surface...makes me want to go clean up mine!

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  15. Looks amazing so far. I too printed out the pattern the first time I seen it and have it in my folder of quilts I must make. I love star quilts.

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  16. This quilt is amazing! Love your fabric choices and also how you made the blocks a little larger. Wonderful!

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  17. Your quilt is going to be so gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your progress.

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