Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp

Are you participating in Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp 2015 Sew Along?   Last week one of my quilts made an unexpected appearance in a post.  You can see it here.  Today her block features double pink star blocks - they are wonderful!

The simple star is one of my favorite blocks.  (I say that about a lot of blocks, don't I?).

Today I'm sharing a few of my quilts that feature this wonderful block.

My version of the antique "Evening Star" quilt.
 Here is the original quilt from Summit New Jersey.
 Close up of some of the stars.  You can see the original expanded post here.

I made a smaller version for a life long friend who is avid gardener.

A small quilt from the NJ Heritage quilt book.

I used this block for 2 of the borders on my Remember Abe quilt.  The small ones finish at 3 inches.


So, are you doing the Sewing Along?  Do you think I should jump in?  Maybe you can't have too many Star quilts!



24 comments:

  1. I love sawtooth stars and thought about jumping in, too. No, I don't think you can have too many star quilts! You've shared such beauties!

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  2. The quilts are beautiful and one of my favorite blocks! This QAL s right up your alley.

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  3. I am doing this SAL and having so much fun making stars each week. I decided to hand piece mine as I sit down to relax each night and watch whatever is on TV. They are a snap to get cut out and have ready to piece. Since my stash is organized by color, it is so easy to pull out fabrics for blocks.
    One can never have too many stars!

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  4. I love stars, especially this one! I jumped in late and I'm sure you can too! Won't take much to catch up at all.

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  5. Your stars are great on all of your quilts. I wasn't going too, but over the past couple of posts from Barbara B. have pulled me in.

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  6. First, congrats for your appearance in the B.Brackman's post !! I saw it :))
    And no, I don't participate but I love this star.
    And I confess that it's the first time I see a quilt with fruits and reproduction fabrics !! It's the Barb's signature ! But your quilt is so awesome ....bravo :)))

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  7. Love your quilts! I am having fun with these guys. Can't wait to see what everyone does with their stars.

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  8. I love your star quilts! I've made quite a few star quilts too :0) I've resisted this one so far. How about you??

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  9. The Lincoln quilt is my favorite of the star quilts you show in this post. I have always liked this star pattern but am not participating in Barbara's sew-along.

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  10. Beautiful star quilts, Barb. I think you should jump in on the QuiltAlong :) You get to use lots of different fabrics!

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  11. I love it wen you do a show and tell of your quilts!! You are a star at making star quilts!! It would be a great quilt along to join in.

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  12. Oh, your star quilts are so beautiful! Didn't know about the sew-along. I'll TRY to resist the temptation, but I'm popping over there to look at what's going on right now!

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  13. Congrats on having your quilt spotlighted on Barbara's blog. Very cool!
    Your replica of Evening Star is spot on.
    I'm not doing the star SAL, but it looks to me like you definitely should!

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  14. Oh! My! Stars! I love yours!! No wonder Barbara picked one of yours. Congratulation for being featured on Mrs. Brackman's blog. (No small feast!) I am not sewing along but following along (does that count?) I wish I had the fabric she shows and the time to sew all these gorgeous stars. ♥♥♥ your first quilt shown in this post. WOW I mean WWOOOOOOWW!!!

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  15. I love star quilts. I can't get over how close your first one looks to the original. Pretty special being on Barbara's blog, how cool.

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  16. Lovely star quilts. I like Barbara's information on fabrics and prints. Will wait to,hear of you join in!

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  17. Love your star quilts! Yesterday I caved but I changed scale to 3" stars and sewed one by hand while watching TV last night. I have enough sewing machine projects going at the moment so this is a nice change. I have some catching up to do though! Hop in, you know you want to!

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  18. 3.5"!! That's tiny! Great quilts.

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  19. Your star quilts are beautiful!
    I love seeing the old and new together to compare - just wonderful!

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  20. You're stay busy and it all looks wonderful.

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  21. Love seeing all these stars! Your quilts are always wonderful to see.:) I thought about joining in, but I really don't have many reproduction fabrics in total.

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  22. What's not to love about stars! Your quilts are fantastic - I'm especially biased toward your Lincoln quilt!

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  23. Your quilts are beautiful!!! LOVE stars in every way. Must agree with Linda O above- that Lincoln quilt is a knockout!

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  24. Your quilts are so colorful and convey such energy! I love sawtooth stars too and look forward every Wednesday morning to learning more from Barbara's blog. I hope more and more folks will post their blocks on Instagram (#starsinatimewarp).

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