Friday, October 29, 2010

SueR's October Blocks

Only one more Irish Chain block to go, but we have a bunch of half Irish Chain blocks to make next month. There are still six more star blocks to make too. I'm going to start sewing some of the blocks together next month, just to get a jump on it.

October Blocks

Star Crazy is coming along!
Whew! I barely got my October blocks finished in time. With leading this group, I feel very motivated to stay current. (Just a personal goal)
I decided to start laying out the blocks on my design wall that have been finished so far.
A few gaps here and there, but in a little over a month we will have all the downloads available.
For October:
(5) Irish Chains
(4) Evening Stars

We only have one more Irish Chain and the inside will be complete.
Are you as antsy as I am to start putting things together?
You guys have been awesome. I love seeing your posts and how Star Crazy is turning out in different fabrics, and from locations all over the world.
**We now have 102 Followers on Star Crazy Log!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

October BOM Blocks

Finally here it is the end of October and I have the BOM finished for this month. I hadCrying facesuch trouble with the Irish Chain blocks this month. I finally gave up with the sewing machine today and sat and relaxed and did the last two blocks by hand!! they turned out perfect. What a difference a method makes!!

I know to a lot of you hand piecing is not relaxing but to me and others it is. I can be so much more accurate when hand piecing than with a machine for some reason. I think with the machine I do not control it enough – go too fast, too slow, I am distracted and don’t pay close enough attention to the quarter inch foot? I don’t know but I do know that I am not a precision piecer with the machine and I have never felt totally comfortable with a sewing machine whereas I have always been comfortable with hand work. It just goes slow!

The blocks this month:

SueR's September Blocks

I actually finished these a month or more ago and just never got round to posting them. Haven't started October yet, so I'd better get cracking!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Update

Hello Star Crazy friends.  I haven't posted on this blog since last June.  I am so sorry.  Shame on me!  But I have been sewing.  See what I have accomplished since I was last here.
This is June, July, August and September. Woohoo!!
I have printed the October instructions but have not started.  I plan to work on it Wednesday.

I love being part of this group.  If it wasn't for you this project would have become another UFO.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The end of the stars?

It is amazing what can be accomplished when you have a whole day to yourself. Can't wait to be able to get it all put together. The year has gone fast.

Here's an idea.....

I saw a small sneak peek of next year's TQS BOM by Sue G. From what I could see, it had NO STARS! So here's what I thot we could do in place of whatever she does.


ps. I think I saw the 2011 BOM on Sue's blog. And that is obviously not me writing there under the pic. :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Goodbye stars.....

Last of the stars to make.....Oh well. I did seem to get a better rhythm into making the chain blocks this time.

Btw....that goopy piece of duct tape up there on the edge of the cutting mat is my way to holding together two big mats on that one side of my work table. By this time, I think we are all friends enough to see the dark side of our work rooms. *L*

Monday, October 4, 2010


Just got home from my retreat where I was able to ger some of my Irish Chain blogs pieced.  What do I spy when I get home 'more stars' thought they were finished.  Will get my Irish Chains finished tomorrow while watching the Commonwealth Games then only have to do the latest batch of stars.  I have to absolutely recommend a retreat for anyone who hasn't as yet been able to go on one.  Sewing and more sewing while meals etc are all provided, no stopping or thinking about meals and a friend and I actually sewed until about 11 pm both nights  only stoppages were for meals and a long walk in the morning after breakfast.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"Granny Went Star Crazy" complete for October

I am so glad to be caught up on my star crazy blocks of the month project.  I only hope to get the center assembled also this month since we now have all the blocks completed.

P.S. This month was SO much easier than last.