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The blue one
this one is a little more scrappy, just using up some fabric that I had left over from other projects..

Patt was saying how these didn't look simple to make. But really they are... You buy the squares already cut to size, just a matter of sewing the together then adding the borders what ever size you want them.

The quilt I want to make next, is far from simple. I did make one block yesterday and it took a while making sure all my points were perfectly placed.

I am also using much brighter colours. I usually go for the more muted colours, but thought I would go with a real splash of colour this time. We will see what it turns out like, but will take a while I think.
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slipperieslope From: slipperieslope Date: April 18th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! That's gorgeous!!! Does the more complicated pattern have a name?
justmej From: justmej Date: April 18th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a book, where each star block is named after a US state. But this one is a mix from two of the states. The corners are from South Dakota star, the pink and blue from Tennessee star. This is the book I'm using..

*Carol Doak's Simply Sensational 9-patch Stars: 12 Quilt Projects Mix and Match Units to Create a Galaxy of Paper-pieced Stars*

chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: April 18th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! Lovely deep colours. Your WIP quilt is amazing, The end result will be worth waiting for.
As a matter of interest, do quilt patterns have different names and techniques?

Thank you for sharing.
justmej From: justmej Date: April 18th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most quilt patterns have names. This is just from a book of stars, where each star is named after a US state. The one I have done is a mix of two of those states South Dakota and Tennessee. and it is done with what they call paper piecing.
betagoddess From: betagoddess Date: April 18th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

I LOVE the blue! That would look great on our bed. Heh heh! ; >}

You've sure got your work cut out for you (!) with that new one! Good luck! *g*

justmej From: justmej Date: April 18th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah the new one in going to be allot of slow work. It's a good job I love a challenge.
snycock From: snycock Date: April 18th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
That new block is lovely! I really like star blocks; I just love the sharpness of the points. But they are hell to do!
justmej From: justmej Date: April 19th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I am using the paper piecing method on the new quilt, it's great for getting the points really sharp.
caarianna From: caarianna Date: April 19th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
You never cease to amaze me! The blue quilt is lovely and the dramatic star pattern is gorgeous! LOL. I think you're 'infecting' me with the quilting bug. I look at the star pattern and wonder to myself ... if the square in the center was turned into four triangles, and arranged points to the center, how woult the design would look then ...? ::grins:: See what I mean? I've never been 'hooked' by a pattern before. And I note that there's a quilting club at Sky Valley. ::waves hands frantically:: No! NO! I do NOT have the patience or attention to detail to do this.

But I'm so glad you do, because you do such beautiful work!
justmej From: justmej Date: April 19th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Please!! No catching the quilting bug. Who would write all my plot bunnies...Plus it is very addictive, wondering all the time, can I do that! It takes over your house. I have stuff everywhere. But what you said about the center square would work very well.
pattrose From: pattrose Date: April 23rd, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It still doesn't look simple, sweetie. LOL It is to you, but to us that don't know how to quilt, it's not simple at all. And these are both lovely. Is the bottom picture going to be a quilt or something else? It's beautiful.
justmej From: justmej Date: April 25th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
The bottom block is the first one for a new quilt. I need 12 blocks altogether. I am still trying too decide if I want to do them all the same, or use 3 different star blocks. I plan on making the 3 up and see what I think then.
My bro-in-law has put a web page together for me. I just have some work to do on it before it goes on line. I am pretty thick with the computer stuff, but I will get it done..
pattrose From: pattrose Date: April 25th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Janet, did you ever get a website set up for your quilts? I would love to see that when it's done. :)
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