Sunday, September 26, 2010

Catching Up

As a newcomber to the list I have been working hard to catch up.  I've completed all the stars and the half square triangles for around the edges that have been published so far.  I haven't done any of the Irish Chain blocks but am going away on retreat next weekend and these will be my task.  Hopefully when I come home I will be up to date unless I spend too much time chatting, eating, etc.  I must say some of these little 6 inch charmers were a bit challenging and they caused some blue language at times.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

9 Blocks For The 9th Month

The September blocks for Star Crazy are finally finished. I don't know what took me so long this month. I think it must be that my friend Jan wasn't able to join me in making our blocks. She is still healing from surgery on her hand, and I'm missing her enthusiasm and encouragement.
Have you noticed that you get much more done when you have a quilting friend by your side, keeping you on track?
There were 9 blocks this month, which is a very appropriate number for September, which is the 9th month.

(3) 6" Shoo Fly Stars
(3) 6" Road Star blocks

(3) 6" Double-X Stars
People e-mail me frequently asking if they can still join us in making Star Crazy.
The answer is YES!
The only requirement is that you are a member of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. This is necessary because Star Crazy is their Block of the Month, and membership is needed to download the patterns each month.
If you are not currently a member, it's easy to join. Go to
Only 3 more months to go!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

August/Sept Granny Went Star Crazy

I finally finished my August and September blocks a week ago.

Those September blocks were pretty time consuming with all the little pieces. Because August was so much simpler, I wish she'd have mixed the two up a bit.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Blocks

I finally got my September blocks completed after working on them for about a week. It's hard to sit for long periods of time at the sewing machine when you are 8 months pregnant! I'm really liking how the colors are turning out in the different blocks, I can't wait to see what it looks like all put together!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Here they be.

These were fun to make, and I have a feeling it's the last "fun" month we're gonna have. *L*

I had to order more white background, but I think I'll have enuf of the colors left for the last month, even if I need to swap around.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Star Crazy - September

September blocks done, pressed, and squared up. These were pretty fun.

Granny Went Star Crazy - July

Here are my July Granny Went Star Crazy blocks.  August is all cut out and I only have three more blocks to complete September.  I should be caught up soon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September Blocks out of the Way!

We have been getting so much rain the past few days that I have gotten done with my star blocks for September. Now maybe I can get back to my hand quilting on two quilts so I can possible get them done by the end of the month - or is that wishful thinking? I really want to get them done so I can get back to some other projects.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I have been dilligently working on the blocks in my endeavour to catch up to the rest of the members.  I have completed the first lot of blocks and am half way through the second month.  Just looking at all the instructions I have downloaded it it seems that boy oh boy some months are heavy going, I will really have to put my head down to catch up.  I am going away for a 2 day retreat at the beginning of October so hopefully I will be able to get  a few done then.  The plan is to get the irish chain blocks ready and do them so I don't have to cart heaps of fabric, just already cut squares.  There will be a mystery sewing project to do as well.  I am so looking forward to a couple of days away with nothing to do but sew and chat.
Karen P, in Oz

Friday, September 3, 2010

August blocks :o)

Yaayyy - I have finished all the august blocks. They have actually been ready for sewing for over a week, but there has been so much other fun things to do :o) They came together suprisingly quick. So now Im ready for september....

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!