Friday, September 12, 2014

I Made Some Charming Stars Blocks...

I said I wasn't going to do this sew along with Terry, but she put me on the list anyway in case I changed my mind.  And I guess that's what I did.  So here are the 4 blocks I have made for this month.


I didn't use a charm pack because I didn't have one.  So this is busting my stash.  That's something that I can use!  Busting my stash before my stash busts me.

I have been busy canning stuff this week.  I made three batches of tomato sauce and one batch of low sugar peach jam.  I think my canning days are done for now.  The weather has turned cold and my tomatoes aren't producing any longer.  My garden is just about ready to be put to bed for the winter.

What I really wanted to show you today was my Goodnight Irene quilt top.  I am almost finished but this morning as I was sewing the last border onto the quilt, I noticed (just before the end of the row) that I had run out of bobbin thread.  Very frustrating!  I had to re-pin everything and just as I was starting to sew again, the phone rang, so I lost my concentration.  I will definitely sew that sucker on this afternoon.  Then I will be all done with the top.  I will have to decide if I will quilt it myself or send it out.  I am leaning towards sending it out because I am really busy at the moment.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

And what charming stars they are. I hate running out of bobbin thread. I have been known to select my backing based on what color I have of pre-wound bobbins. Seriously lazy!

em's scrapbag said...

Running out of bobbin thread is the worst.
Love your scrappy stars!

Terry said...

I love your scrappy stars! I'm looking forward to seeing Irene! :0)

Alycia said...

What a cute block! And from your stash - Bonus!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Waiting to see your Goodnight Irene quilt, Hetty. Yep, it's time to quit canning. I don't do that anymore. Not much fun to can for one.

Karen said...

Very lovely charming stars. I wish my sewing machine would buss before it runs out of bobbin thread.

Fiona said...

Great stars Hetty.... I love that you are scrap busting...
Hugz

Marsha Cooper said...

I also told her that I wanted to do it but wasn't sure.
I'm also going through my stash.
hhmmm....I found a nice 1 1/2 yards of a pastel print for the border so I've been pretty much looking for fabrics to match it.
I love your bold colors. I wonder if that would look strange with a pastel border?

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Sisbabestitches said...

Hi Hetty dropping in from Terry's blog and the sew along...just love your scrappy stash busting stars! So bright and cheery. Just the sort of thing to be working with in your winter :)