Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I'd have to say that I'm some what chuffed with myself today! I set out wanting to attempt something new - what I thought was difficult, and ended up going further and beyond my own expectations! 
Rachel, from P.S I Quilt, posted a blog just recently trying to recruit fellow quilters to make Just One Star each for the making of quilts that will go to the American Soldiers over seas.  I scoffed and said to myself, "There is no way in heck that I'm going to be able to make something hard core like that!!" 
But during the night I thought that maybe if I had a tutorial to copy off then just maybe I might be able to do it.. So this morning I set out with the desire to look for, find a tutorial and then have a go at making a star... No pressure... :P 
The tutorial I found and used was from  a blog called V and Co and let me tell you! It was just the type of tutorial that I LOVE! Step by step pictures and instructions as you go!!  
And so here is my star! 

I have promised to not only show my finished result but the before finished pieces... so these are some of the mid done pics...

Almost there...

Are you proud?? I am!! *sigh* I feel better now... I've achieved and learned a new thing! 
I use to think that this block and that ALL star quilts were very fiddly and extremely difficult... but upon closer inspection, a tutorial or two and putting my shoulder to the wheel, I've come to the realization that the only fiddly part about these star blocks and quilts are the cutting!! 




Debbie Cook said...

It looks great! Rachel's post inspired me to make two blocks today too.

blog said...

Love your star and we added it to the 1 Choice 4 Quilting Flickr Pool :) The website has the directions on where to send the stars too. Let me know if you have any troubles by emailing me at info(at)

Thank you again!!!


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