"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Monday, February 20, 2017

Begin again, or is it Same Old, Same Old?

 I took a bit of a blogging break and have missed my blogging friends.  I hope everyone is well. I'm feeling my age but who isn't?   I'm going to try to post at least once each week.  My goal is to get some of my many UFO's moved to the finished stack.  I began with this one, one of my favorites.
I began this project in January, 2012, made 12 blocks and then it became an UFO.  I never forgot it, but just didn't have an interest in putting the blocks together.  A few weeks ago I pulled it out and have made four more blocks.  This is the Radiant Star block designed by Eleanor Burns for the 2011 Winter issue of 100 Blocks by Quiltmaker.  I love this block.  I'm going to play with sashing ideas, and will definitely do borders.  

I joined Pat Sloan's Solstice QAL.  It's a block a week until June.  
Hopefully, this will not go to the UFO stack:)

You can't see the colors very well, but the common colors they all share are black and white. I may have chosen a few too many fabrics for this one, but there are at least 15 more blocks, so I'm hoping they all pull together in the final product.

Take care and God Bless Everyone!

4 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

We all need a break from time to time and I feel my age plus lately. Love those star blocks and I am sure they are happy you pulled them back out for some play time.

Dolores said...

Those are really nice blocks - especially the black and white combos. I look forward to seeing your star quilt finished.

Susan Smith said...

Joanna, welcome back. We've missed you too & I only wondered last week, whether you were OK. I too love the radiant star block, which always looks good. Hope you can post at least monthly, so we can see how everything comes together. Take care & huggles.

Karen said...

I made a bunch of those star blocks a good while back and sewed them into a top which I gave away. I love the look of the blocks.