Where have I been? I’ve been around but had nothing quilt-related to write about or photograph. Thankfully, something finally jolted me out of the creative doldrums! It’s called Mariner’s Whirl, which is a Jinny Beyer design (Beyer 382-12) for which three … Continue reading →
I’ve now added ten of the 10-point stars to my version of Can Can, now Dance of the Poinsettias. I’d finished the little pink units I showed in my post on Friday and had actually already added one before I … Continue reading →
I had great plans to stay completely focused on Can Can/Poinsettia and was making progress. I really did. But there was a new Inklingo collection for a block called Starry Path that was seemingly destined to throw me off course. There … Continue reading →
Odd title, isn’t it? Once I had this much of the top together, I knew I was committed to making it. So it really did end up feeling rather like an assembly line for a while over the Christmas break … Continue reading →
The very golden, Golden Wedding Ring Two Ringy Dingies top is done!! I made my goal of finishing it this week and didn’t want to wait to post this. Edited December 23, 2018 – thanks to the efforts of … Continue reading →
There’s been a bit of a ring assembly line going on here for the past little while. All the full rings for Two Ringy Dingies are made. And lots of different partial rings. And now it’s time for it to … Continue reading →
After getting the centre star of Can Can done, I had to add the first ring of small stars and get it ready for the next ring of ten of the 10-point stars. The piece is already too large for … Continue reading →
After finishing One Ringy Dingy, I had to get started on Two Ringy Dingies – but this time using the 16″ Golden Wedding Ring collection. The first ring is made and I love it. There is something about these colours … Continue reading →
The One Ringy Dingy top is finished. There will be a Two Ringy Dingies top – I’ve printed some of the setting pieces for it already. I’m just deciding what fabrics I’ll make it in – and I will be … Continue reading →
All of the little stars are now made and last night I started surrounding them with the white squares. It takes less than an hour to get two stars surrounded.
Seams graded and pressed.
There are now 17 of the little stars left to surround with the white squares. From here on out, it’s just nothing but continuous stitching to add the squares, then the connecting red diamonds and octagons and turn this into a finished quilt top. If I can stay focused, and I am pretty intent on doing just that, I could have this finished by the end of next week and be ready to quilt it next weekend.
I may take some time out this weekend and get the binding ready for Candy Stars as well as start printing for the Inklingo Periwinkle reverse mystery quilt. I think I’ve finally decided on the colours I want to work with for the Periwinkle quilt. No big surprise here — it will be pinks, pinks and more pinks. Maybe a mauve thrown in for a little relief from the pink. Maybe. Lessons 1 to 4 are available, free, at the All About Inklingo blog.
If you’re here to see who won the giveaway from the April Showers post, the winner will be announced later this afternoon after Baxter picks a winner.
“Mum’s Making Stars” is the title of today’s ‘toon.
As we were setting up to take pictures of the two little blue stars, he was right there just waiting for his photo to be taken because, after all, there is nothing that we could possibly want to photograph other than him!