Janet Wickell gave us the Album Star Block for the Scrap Happy Quilt she is leading. http://www.quilting.about.com I didn't care for my first try at this block, so I made another version today. Now the first looks okay to me. I like them both.
The darker block was made first. If this were a true album block the middle strip would be white so that you could write on it.
All my blocks so far. I think there are two more blocks to go.
Hurricane Irene is now past, but for some in New England the pain goes on. Too many sad stories, so I'm here to express gratitude that nothing awful happened here. She went more inland so all that I experienced was loss of power and a big mess in the yard. I know we are all praying for those whose lives have been turned upside down.
Those are my Scatty Stars from the Christmas Quilt Along that I finally worked on today. I needed fabric for the rail fence blocks, so I went with black and am very pleased with the choice. I'm working on balancing the colors. The top picture looks right, but this view doesn't and it's the same.
Thank you again to Sue of Quilt Times and Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts for this cool design.
I'm so ready for autumn and have been going through my magazines for things to make. I found a cute cross stitch design in an October 2009 issue of Crafts 'n things. It's designed by Lois Winston courtesy of DMC. This is where I am so far.
I've got lots of leaves to stitch in, but I am enjoying this cross stitch.
My tumbler quilt is sewn together to some extent. I don't have a border on it yet and I do want to add one.