Sunday, August 29, 2010

Welcome Karen from Australia

We have a new member of our group who has joined us in the making of Star Crazy.
Welcome Karen P. from Australia!
We realize Karen is joining us in the 8th month of Star Crazy, with only 4 months left on our Block of The Month, but we are always thrilled to have a new friend and quilter come along.
Karen is a member of The Quilt Show, married, mother of 2 adult children and grandmother to 3.
I asked her to share a little bit about herself:
As you saw I am an Aussie, I live in Point Lonsdale, a small coastal town on the south coast of Victoria, so right down the bottom of Australia and if we are at the beach and look out to sea we are looking straight down in the direction of Tasmania.
I am currently doing Sylvias Bridal Sampler quilt but love star blocks so will enjoy trying to catch up to you ladies when I decide what background to use, it takes a lot doesn't it. I have a half roll of plain white somewhere but we are packed into a small rental property at the moment (so not sure which box it is in) while we build a new house in the next small town down the road.
Karen has a blog Gussies Place where we can visit and see all the beautiful quilts she has been working on.
Hello Star Crazy Ladies
I have just joined the group and look forward to getting to know you all.  I haven't yet started this quilt so have a lot of catching up to do. 
Karen P in Oz

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August Blocks

Finally I have gotten caught up - after more trouble with the sewing machine and me not really being in the mood I finished. The lighting is not quite right but if you look at the last blog post I did the color is correct for the backgrounds there.

Friday, August 27, 2010

July Blocks - better late than never

I actually completed these star blocks in July but never got around to posting because we were traveling and I had forgotten my rotary cutter and was not going to buy another on the road. When we got home I got them pressed and squared up. I am working on my August blocks and hope to get them done this weekend - 3 more to go.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August mini stars

Here are my 9 August stars. The picture does not do the colors justice. They are bright and fun. I still need to trim and square them up, but they are sewn together and pressed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August Update

I have found some time to get to the August blocks.  I really enjoyed these small blocks.  It is hard to believe that we are already 8 months into this quilt!  Only 4 more months to go, wow.
I wanted to see how all of the 6 inch blocks look together.  Some of the colors in the pictures didn't come out exactly as they look.  It is a grey day today, I guess that has something to do with it.
See you next month!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Blocks

Well, it took me a few days to get them all cut out, pieced and ironed, but I did finish putting my blocks together! They seem to be easier to put together, but I really want to start putting the top together! We have to have enough pieces by now to start putting it together! *sigh* Oh well. I know I'll be able to finish September's blocks, but I don't know if I'll be on time with the rest of the year. The baby is due in October and I just might not be able to get to them. We'll see what I can manage!

July and August

Now that vacation is over, I've caught up with my blocks.  July and August.  Can't wait for September, I LOVE the way this quilt is looking, and I'm really enjoying the challenge of making perfect star points.  Thank you Sue! if you read this...

Monday, August 16, 2010

August Stars

Finally it's cool enuf to take a pic of these. I worked on them in my a/c bedroom last week. I've taken one of my machines in there - otherwise I'd never get any work accomplished in the heat and humidity.

Anyway, I enjoyed making these. As I commented somewhere else, I ended up with the six HST's in a different color than Sue showed, but you know what? I don't care! *L* They're done.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August Star Crazy

It always feels nice to have your Block of The Month blocks finished in the month they are released.
I usually print the patterns off at the beginning of the month, and then sense that "come play with me" haunting until they are completed.

We had 9 blocks for August Star Crazy.

Jan came over yesterday, and she always helps motivate me to stay on task with Star Crazy. Isn't it wonderful to have a friend to work with on a project? By the way, even though Jan doesn't have a blog or post of her progress, she has completed all of her blocks so far.

There were 3 Pinwheel Stars

3 Shadow Stars

And 3 Evening Stars.
Usually, each month we make a large stack of 1/2 square triangles that will eventually be used in the construction of the outside border.
Did you notice that this month we only made 4? They look a little lonely sitting all by themselves.

This 12 month journey with The Quilt Show is a lot of fun.
I often have people e-mail me, asking if they can join us in the making of Star Crazy.
Yes! We would love to have anyone join in with us!
As a reminder, Star Crazy is The Quilt Show's Block of The Month. In order to download the patterns, you need to be a member of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. If you are not a member already, it's very easy to join


Friday, August 13, 2010

July Blocks

I managed to get the July blocks done by hand while we have been traveling but do not have a good photo of the blocks as they need to be pressed good and squared up. I will do that when we get home in a little less than two weeks. I will be behind on my blocks for sure by then and will need to get caught up on August and September blocks then. I will post photos of the blocks as I get to them. I have enjoyed getting back to the internet this evening and looking at all of the blocks posted - such pretty colors!

My July(!)-blocks at last

Today, finally, I managed to concentrate my mind on sewing the July blocks. I did cut them and fininshed the inner squares some time ago, but then I went into pause-mode, I think.
I did a little twist this time... :o) In 2 of the 9-patches I have used different coloured fabrics, leftovers from earlier months. I dont think it matters, actually its quite nice.

And as always, Im hoping to get the August-blocks done in time :o) But next week I will finish the Jelly Roll quilt that I have been joining.
Have a wonderful weekend !

Friday, August 6, 2010

SueR's August Blocks

These were fun little blocks to make, and they didn't take too much time. And only four half square triangle units to make this month, yahoo! We must be done with those finally.

Only four more months to go, and we're done!