After spending most of this year finishing UFQ's, I've started a new list for this quilting season. One of the challenges I've given myself is to make at least two different projects using precuts that I have on hand.
The first precut project is Starlight Express from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott. The jellyroll used is Heart's Content by Laundry Basket Quilts and gifted to me by Nanette several years ago.
Thank you Nanette, these were nice colors to work with.
The finished quilt from the book looks like this but my quilt won't because this project is a two in one project. Not only am I depleting a bit of the precut population, I'm going to enlarge the quilt to queen size and then I'll have a donation quilt for the school auction my Pennsylvania grands attend. And!, I don't have to quilt it, win win!
It was a very windy and drizzly day when I tried to get pictures of the stars on the clothesline. I thought about laying the blocks on the leaves and taking a picture that way but the leaves were wet and I was afraid the wind would blow the stars down into the cow pasture. I pinned three of the stars to the quilting frame and took a picture that way. There are four stars, but the 4th one didn't fit.
I'm a control freak and wanted the red and teal to be continuous in my stars so I added red and teal from my own stash. Don't worry, I'll use the rest of the strips as I finish the quilt. I have a rough sketch of how I want the the quilt to be set. This project will be traveling along with me to the Jane Stickle retreat next week. Who knows though, the flimsy may end up looking nothing like my sketch.
Last spring I pieced a Boston Commons flimsy for the school auction. I liked it so much, I decided to make one for our bed here at home, but of course, in blues and yellows. These strips have been sewn, sub-cut and are ready to be sewn together at the retreat. This is another project on my list.
A lot of people are excited about Bonnie Hunter's newest mystery quilt starting Thanksgiving weekend. Do you know about the mystery quilt sew along with Charlotte Hawks starting in January 2019? Check out her blog. I don't think her mystery quilts are quite as labor intensive as Bonnie's.
I won't be participating in either of these mysteries. This year I am only going to make quilts that I want to make, mysteries and BOM's are NOT on my list.
Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday, Finished Or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF!, Show Off Saturday, Oh Scrap!