Saturday, May 23, 2015

In the Groove

This was on the radio the other day, and I've played it quite a few times since then!

I was pretty rock'n'roll when I was younger, but these days I mostly listen to dance music. I like the happy upbeat mood of dance music, and I think I'm too old for all that rock'n'roll angst.

I am really enjoying my new "one at a time" approach to my projects. It's so much easier, and a lot more relaxed. Less angst. As I mentioned in my last post, I've pared it down to one hand sewing and one machine sewing project. My machine sewing project is an old one, Collector, started back near the beginning of this blog in 2012.

In January I was re-evaluating all my UFOs, and I decided to make this one smaller than originally planned. Just nine more star blocks would be enough to finish it up. Here they are!

This one is my favourite. Remember this old Kaffe Star Flowers design?

What an edgy mix of colours!

These went together pretty easily, and I already had so many other good fabrics pulled, so I've decided that I have room for 9 more:

Then that really will be it. The original plan was for 9 x 9 of the light blocks, which would have been about 76" square. I realized that would be an awkward size, too small for a bed and too big for a lap quilt. The new size, with the extra 9 stars, will be 9 x 7, about 76" x 59".

The alternating dark squares are also all cut now and ready to go:

It's going to be fun to see how it all looks together!


  1. these blocks look great, I am going to see a Kaffe exhibition in the next couple of weeks, he has picked about 15 quilts from the quilt museum and made his own variation of them, it is meant to be a wonderful exhibition, now I love his fabric shame it is so expensive but maybe one day I will have some to put in my stash!

  2. Love, love, love. I want to see this one when it's finished!

  3. Love the colourful prints on the black and white print. Fun!
    Rock 'n roll really is the perfect music to accompany this quilt.
    Rock on!

  4. Ooh, the colors!! This quilt will be so bright and lovely.

  5. Really looking forward to the dark squares - I love this sample. It's going to be stunning when together.

    1. Thanks, Jillian! I'm assembling it now. I think it's going well!


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