Piecing Texas Stars

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages and have run into all sorts of roadblocks. The biggest one was the fact I had made very detailed notes and taken loads of photos – all of which are on a … Continue reading

I’m Seeing Stars

First lots of little kaleidoscope stars made with the .50″/1.0″ star point and .50″ hexagons. They will join this group and more that have been finished for a grand total of 28 little treasures. Now I’m going to start playing … Continue reading

Sunflower Under Stars

While the layout for the kaleidoscope butterfly stars is being sorted out, I decided to have some play time. And made six more of the wonderfully tiny kaleidoscope stars with the itty-bitty star points. I’ve decided, I think, how I’ll … Continue reading

Stars, Stars and More Stars

I know, I know – I said I wasn’t going to show each of these as I add their setting diamonds, but I can’t resist! They really do look a bit different once they’re surrounded by the setting diamonds. I … Continue reading

Big Star, Little Stars

What’s the big star? The butterfly kaleidoscope stars. Once each one is surrounded by the six batik diamonds, it’s a 4″ hexagon. So far I’ve printed enough of the 2″ diamonds to surround about a dozen of the kaleidoscope stars … Continue reading

Tiny Kaleidoscope Star Setting


Once I had nine of the little kaleidoscope stars made with the .50″/1″ star points, I decided to start playing with a setting idea. So I quickly printed some elongated hexagons and 1″ diamonds. For the trial I used some muslin, but think I’ll like it better with something different – perhaps a green or even a white on white – so I will be taking this apart. But I wanted to see if I actually liked this idea and I do. For a few days though, it’s being set aside.


Why? Because Springtime in Paris is very, very close to being finished. All but the last few blocks are done. Row 9 was added to the quilt last night and these are all that are left to stitch and row 10 will be done, ready to attach to the rest and then the top will be, for the most part, finished. And I am determined to try to finish it this week.


Spring has definitely arrived. The crab apple tree is covered in beautiful pink buds. In another day or two the scent of the blossoms will be wonderful.

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“Alien Bugs.”


I can’t believe how small Baxter seems in this photo. If there’s one thing he isn’t, it’s small. He’s easily twice the size of Jake.

Kaleidoscope Stars of a Different Sort

Yesterday morning started out innocently enough. I had finished attaching row 8 to Springtime in Paris and was halfway through stitching row 9 together the night before. Then what happened? Then I got completely and totally distracted. By a new … Continue reading

Star Points and More Star Points

The blue and white quilt in my blog header was made with star points and two sizes of hexagons. They were from the first Inklingo collection on CD, which was sold out long ago. But just a few days ago, new … Continue reading

Triangles and Star Points

I’ve seen a pattern being made on a few blogs using star points and equilateral triangles. As I had a few of the blue star points left over from my blue and white Texas Star quilt and some white triangles … Continue reading