Saturday, June 6, 2009

STARS AND A BOM

When I saw the "A Little Starstruck" quilt pattern by Ann Hermes in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, I knew I had to make it into a doll quilt. I hunted through my reproduction fabrics and added another row of stars to it. Even though I have plenty of quilting to do - both hand and machine - I wanted to start some of these star blocks. I love these blocks and I see them in so many patterns, I've used them in quilts before, but I wanted to use them again. They are so basic and I love basic!
I made enough for two quilts!!
I finished my "A Tisket A Tasket" BOM just in time for the new one to come out!! At least I'm not falling behind!

This is my 99th post and for my 100th post I'm going to have a gift drawing. Be sure to check back! I don't know when I will post it, but I will give bloggers about a week to comment.

15 comments:

Lori said...

Sawtooth Stars are my favorite! Have you ever tried a sawtooth in a sawtooth? Double the fun!
Love your blocks and your basket BOM is really great!

Karen said...

Your sawtooth stars are very well done. I have loved the basic sawtooth from the beginning of my quilt making venture. And I agree with Lori. The star within a star is double the fun!
You are doing good at keeping up with the basket blocks. I can't say the same.

Darlene said...

Very sweet sawtooth stars - will be a darling doll quilt! I was keeping up with the basket blocks but I got behind in May - need to get busy and do May and June! Yours is very sweet.

Thimbleanna said...

HehHeh -- I know just what you mean by having to do those stars. That's always been one of my very favorite block patterns. Happy 99th post!

Eileen said...

This is an adorable doll quilt..love your fabric choices. And the Tasket Basket is wonderful! Nice work.

Michelle said...

Love your little stars! I saw those in the magazine too and have been itching to make them. Love your blog...we have a lot of the same tastes. :)

a good yarn said...

Your reproduction stars are so charming. Ann makes sone inspirational projects. Well done on your Bunny Hill BOM - I'm behind and really need to catch up! Your blanket stitching is incredibly neat and even. You are a first class needleworker Ruth.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Jackie said...

Your stars are going to make beautiful doll quilts!

Shasta said...

Your stars look wonderful - they are going to make beautiful doll quilts. You've done a great job keeping up with the basket blocks too. I haven't made a single one.

Teresa said...

Great job on the basket block. Each one just seems prettier than the next. I am printing them out and will possibly make them some day, but sure am enjoying seeing all the versions everyone is coming up with.

annh said...

Glad you liked "A Little Star Struck". It is one of my favorites that I designed. I like your version with the extra row of stars; it will be pretty when it is finished. Do you machine or hand quilt?
Ann Hermes

Lea said...

Oh, I love LOoooove those stars! Your choice of fabrics and colors are just parfect!
and your on-going BOM block is so lovely. :-)

Sølvi's blog said...

I love your tisket-tasketblocks

Christine said...

Love your star blocks. They look so good with the light background you're using.

thestitchinchicken said...

Love the Log Cabin runner, I think this is got to be one of my all time favorite blocks!

I also like the appliqued basket! Very nice!