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19 January 2012

Creative Space – StarFlower Edition

My StarFlower quilt is taking shape… finally.

I started making these blocks last year, and then sent fabric to my Bee group, who also made some blocks.

Yet again, I must apologise for these photos. I seem to be inspired at night, when I only have my iPhone handy *le sigh*.

 

StarFlower 1

 

I made a few more blocks and now have enough to put together a quilt.

The sashing is a white fabric with teeny-tiny black dots (I can’t resist a spot or a dot). I’ll take a better (closer) photo when it’s finished.

 

StarFlower 2

 

I think this will be the final layout. I just need to add the horizontal sashing and then decide on the outer border. Solid or a print? Decisions, decisions.

 

StarFlower 3

 

I’m still now sure how the quilt will turn out. I don’t have the big picture in my head yet. It is growing, slowly, and I’m determined to ONLY use fabrics in my stash. I have so much fabric and I really need to do something about reducing it.

 

When you make a quilt, do you have the final picture in mind? Or do you let it grow as you go?

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Thank you to everyone who sent me an SMS, email, tweet, Facebook message or who I saw (IRL). I had a lovely birthday and ended the day celebrating with my family.

This was my DELICIOUS birthday cake.

 

cake

 

A true blogger, takes a photo of their cake before they blow out the candles, right?

18 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous Anorina! Had to laugh when I saw the title - that's what I could call mine this week took since I have also been making a number of those blocks this week.

    Happy birthday again. That cake looks devine! :)

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  2. Generally I let it grow as I go but I'm a new quilter and haven't made much! I also used to paint like that- I'd have a general idea but often went up a different path wherever the painting wanted to go!

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  3. It looks stunning, well done! Those star flower blocks were such fun to make. I have to admit I am not a huge planner, but sometimes I do a little drawing so that I keep an idea in mind.

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  4. I have a general idea, of the overall picture/blocks, but decisions like sashing and borders will often change/evolve as time goes on. And I vote for a solid so as to not detract from the stars! In love with those colours still *sigh*

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  5. Happy birthday from me too. Love your blog and thank you for sharing with everyone too.

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  6. These blocks are just lovely, gives me ideas... I usually know what the end result that I'm aiming for is when I begin a quilt. I'll need to become a bit more adventurous ...

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  7. Lovely blocks...I uselly have an idea of what i want dosn't mean thats what happens

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  8. I'm still a newbie quilter, so my quilts really grow as I sew, but I've been happy with the results so far! Once I learn how to free motion quilt, I think they will look even better as straight line quilting seems to be passe...

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  9. Wow love those blocks. Could you share how you make them as would like to try this block :) plse plse plse.

    Yum yum your cake looks amazing:) Happy birthday.

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  10. You know, I always think I kow where I am going, and then end up changing it up as I go along! I have a wall(really it is just a window next to my machine) that I hand things on if I get stuck. Till something 'comes' to me!! LOL! Creativity cannot be planned!

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  11. I tend to know where I'm going but I'm working on a wall hanging and it's not working out as expected! I do enjoy how a quilt changes personality through every phase - cutting, joining, sashing, borders, and quilting. Even though it's the same, it just grows. Love it!

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  12. The cake looks delicious. I have just pieced a top. I had a final picture in my head but some how its not the same quilt. Unpicking me thinks.

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  13. These blocks are gorgeous!!! Loving the colours!!! I usually draft my quilts as a guide but they always end up completely different!!! Cant wait to see it finished, the contrast of the lighter sashing will make it sing!! lol

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  14. I cant wait to see how mine turn out!! =) Thank you for the tutorial!!! It has been waiting patiently for me. <3

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