Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I LOVE my day off from work!

I do love a day off from work when nothing is planned and there is nothing that I have to do. Today was one of those days. I could have gone grocery shopping or cleaned the house or some other chore that always needs doing...but I decided I would just sew.


Those of you who have made Buggy Barn quilts know how much fun they are to make. I am making another "My Three Stars" quilt using much of the same fabrics I used on the last one. I guess I over purchased fabric (is that possible?) Above is how the 12 inch star looks before being squared up. I really enjoy putting these together and seeing how different the stars look with different fabrics.
Here is a pile of the trimmings of the 14 blocks. I know some of you out there are thinking of things you could do with those scraps........but I just threw them out!

Here are the 14 completed 12" blocks. Aren't those fabrics yummy? Now I need 14 8 inch blocks and 16 4 inch blocks plus a bunch of fill in rectangles. Once I get started I just want to keep working on them. Maybe tomorrow night after work . . . .
Happy Sewing! Lynda


4 comments:

Sharon said...

These stars are great, and the colors and fabric you are using look wonderful. Anxious to see your quilt! I too had the day off, worked on a Jo's Little Women quilt from a few years ago, took a little nap, and read.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Great work on your day off...can I take a day off from being a mom so that I can sew?? Never mind. I'll just stay up all night sometime. :)

Brenda said...

That is gorgeous! I wholeheartedly agree with throwing stuff out! I think I will plan a day out just for sewing! Thanks for the idea!

Oops-Lah said...

Just beautiful! I love those colours! You really have been busy. Yes, I also don't bother anymore with those little scraps. I used to keep everything, but I never really made anything from them. I also love the new look of your blog. Well done! Hugs Vreni x