tall stars in the Lone Star state

Posted by on September 9, 2013 in sent and received | 2 comments

I returned home from a business trip to Iowa (including a side trip to the Amana Colonies (bought some fabric at its quilt shop), to find wonderful stars from Elizabeth C in Michigan, Laura J. R. in Georgia, Elizabeth in Connecticut, Nann in Illinois and Peggy in New Jersey.  Thank you for beautiful workmanship, fabric selection and design.  I think these will become a Christmas quilt (or two) for my adult children.  I can hardly wait to see all of them together.

My husband was out of town this weekend to attend my son’s “bachelor party” of trout fishing in North Carolina, so I had a free day to attend our Guild’s workshop with Bonnie Hunter.  Fun day, using her Scraps and Shirttails book.  I didn’t used recycled fabric but dipped into my stash of Christmas fabric.  I got 1 and 3/4 of a block made, and got some experience with foundation piecing the strings.  So a fun day (but the beginning of another UFO!).

I also finished the bird row of my row along with the blocks designed by Lori Holt on her Bee in my Bonnet blog.  This row uses Sophie’s bird design from earlier this year (substituting birds for Lori’s mitten row), and I will also do a row of pieced hearts instead of the spool row that Lori designed.  I’m starting row 9 of 13, so maybe this quilt will get done this year.  I also finished the top of the I Spy for my great niece.  So overall a great quilting weekend.  (Housework beckons, alas, and I have to go back to work).

I’ll try to post some photos later this week.


  1. Thanks for the update. Sounds like you’ve been having a lot of fun … and getting some quilting done, too!

  2. I am looking forward to seeing your row quilt – some block lotto and some Lori. It is a great idea as I am sure there are others that make blocks for Lotto, but don’t finish in time to trade, or one of the chosen fabrics is not washed or some such…. this way we can make a row quilt rather than an UFO.

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