More Flowers on the Way to Rachel

Posted by on October 5, 2012 in sent and received | 2 comments

I am back from the post office to pick up some goodies and to send my three flower blocks on their way to El Paso, Texas.  I’m thinking I may be one of the geographically closest to our September winner and it should only take a day or two to arrive.

I hope you enjoy them, Rachel.

I mentioned in a comment that I was thinking of combining this month’s block with some log cabin blocks (like those we made in August, 2009).  In the meantime, they seemed a good fit for another project on my list …

I made some larger (12″) blocks in white + (mostly) floral prints.  They will become pillow covers for some large square bed pillows.

In this arrangement, I think the star blocks are a little bit lost and the secondary pattern dominates, but I still like how it turned out.

I started with 8 prints and used the no-waste method for the flying geese units, using half in each pillow top. After a little bit of math to figure out how many of each size square I needed and a bit of chain sewing, I’m ready to layer and quilt these.

Split Stars Pillow Cover (in progress)




  1. I see what you mean about the star pattern getting a bit lost, but I do like the secondary pattern that radiates from the middle. It reminds me of compass points, N E S and W. Thanks Sophie.

    • When you see the old-but-only-recently-bound quilt that’s on my bed, you’ll understand why I thought this would work with it.

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