Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bushfire Quilt Stars


I finished up my Bushfire Quilt stars last night, and I am happy to report that I was able to make 7 to send off to Tia. It was my first time making wonky stars and I relied heavily on the Silly BooDilly's great tutorial. For all of the blocks containing the stars' points, I used 5" squares and then trimmed them down to 4.5" before assembling. The best part? I used 100% scraps and some squares that I had received from the Spare Change swap. They were fun to make, and I am SURE that I'll be making more of these!







I'm so happy to be able to support this wonderful effort. Thanks again to Tia for taking this on ... I am sure this project has grown far beyond her wildest expectations, but she's handling it like a champ. And it will yield such beautiful quilts for so many people who are suffering right now. I can't wait to see the finished products!

23 comments:

  1. like i said on flickr...
    your blocks are awesome.

    i figured out why yours rock WAY more than mine.
    i was SO using a tutorial that was not the best.
    i'm gonna try this one.
    :D

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  2. Great blocks! I am sure they will make someone happy!! ~ Jennie

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  3. Your blocks are great! What a good way to use your Spare Change sqares.

    I have one done and am hoping to get more done before I mail.

    Dianah

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  4. Great blocks! Thanks for the link to that tutorial - it's so much easier to follow!

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  5. I'm SO in love with these! And your scraps are stunning too. :o)

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  6. Great stars! The last 2 are my favourites.

    PS my word verification is 'piced'; almost 'pieced' - how appriopriate!

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  7. Those are great. The purple and green ones are my favorite. I need to get working on mine.

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  8. heentidI can't tell you how wonderful I think you all are for doing these. The generosity from people around the world is quite extraordinary and I know that those who suffered here will appreciate it so very much. You'll be pleased to know that a couple of the worst hit areas are reopening their schools (in portable buildings) next week as they begin to rebuild. One town has taken it upon themselves to build a special village of completely self-contained huts while they get on with everything. Community spirit is amazing isn't it!

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  9. Hi from Raleigh! Your blocks are wonderful--I sent a few in to Tia but used a different tutorial. Yours turned out alot more interesting so I'm going to try out the tutorial you used and make a few more. "Cary" on!

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  10. these are lovely!! i worked on some too, and just love the wonky stars. :)

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  11. THey look great! Beautiful fabrics!
    Thanks for the link to the tutorial!!
    Linda

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  12. John, I love the stars and yes, they are for a great cause. Fires are hard to understand especially when started on purpose. Bless you.

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  13. Beautiful Work and I am so glad to meet a man that quilts. I must ask you a hundred questions some day.
    I came to you via Sarah's Corner and have listed your blog on mine!

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  14. I reached your blog delightfully via audreypawdrey and I just don't think I've seen any prettier quilts and photos of quilts! You do exquisite work and I just love your colors, style, tastes, everything! I'll be looking in on a regular basis for inspiration!

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  15. Those look great. I love wonky stars....I should add some to my to do list

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  16. I am going to use that tutorial too! Looks great, keep it up quiltdad.

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  17. I really like the color combos on the very last photo. Great work! Compliments from a fellow male quilter!

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  18. Excellent project. Thanks for the links. I'll have to get sewing some stars! :-)

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  19. I'm new to your blog, but...wow!!! I've got block envy, big time! :) Lovely, lovely work.

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  20. These are so pretty..I especially loved the first 2. Purple is my favorite color!! It's so nice to see a man quilting. My little boy started learning to quilt with me a year or so ago. I took some flack from some of my husbands friends for teaching my son to sew!! I didn't let it stop me though. He put some basic 4 patch squares together and now we're hoping to put it all together. Thanks so much for blogging! You are an inspiration to all those (guys) out there!!

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  21. your stars are fantastic! i love the colors that you've put together. just wonderful!

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  22. love your stars!!! looks great! the 9 patch is about to be finished! gotta get it quilted!! thanks again for your squares!

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