I’ve just released a new pattern for the Twinklingo Stars lap quilt that finishes at 57 x 72 inches. This one is perfect for machine piecing or hand piecing and is very quick to put together. It’s made using the Inklingo Tumbler collection .
While I made the original with a white background, making the stars from batiks with a dark background like this block gives a different effect and the stars really sparkle!
Starting a new quilt as the baseball playoffs are close to beginning seems to be something I do each year. Last year it was the pink and cream star quilt. This year it will be the twinkling stars. I think I choose stars as they’re easy to stitch while watching the games.
There are 10 colours I’m using for the spiky little stars. I have all the spiky long triangles and coloured squares printed and most of the half tumblers and large white squares. By the end of this week, all the shapes for this quilt will be printed, cut and ready to stitch. With any luck, the quilt top will be finished by the time the World Series is finished.
I finger press as I stitch and then, when I have a few done, give them a quick press with the iron.
This isn’t a new project. It’s something I’ve been playing with for ages using some of the shapes in the Tumbler collection. Stitching arcs for the Pickled Ladies quilt didn’t really appeal last night as I was battling a migraine, so I started organizing some of the things I have in varying stages of progress. That long skinny triangle from the Tumbler collection is something I love working with. I’ve made about a dozen of these blocks that finish at 5″ and am now pondering some setting ideas. I think I’ll probably make another dozen or so of them and then come up with a setting for a little quilt.
While I was going through some of the projects, I was able to identify a couple that require only another block or two or a setting plan in order to finish them. I may spend a little time on one of them this weekend and see if I can come up with a plan and finish it off rather quickly. Then again, I may just put it away and concentrate on more arcs for the Pickled Ladies. I also want to get another of the clamshell diamonds done and have picked out the clamshells for that.
Lester is continuing to improve. We’re thrilled with how quickly the antibiotics have started to do their job. He was playing with toys today, up on the windowsill for a while and, of course, resting.
Smudge was sleeping on the couch with one paw on the little “Quilts, A Beautiful History” book I like to look through frequently.