Monday, March 28, 2011

Playing with four inch blocks

I saw a beautiful star quilt at the Dallas Quilt Show, 3 inch stars alternating with brown plain squares...it was gorgeous!! These blocks are 4 inch instead...thinking of what to do with this idea...
I made some more 4 inch Jewel box blocks, out of my pre-cut scrap bins...I confess...I love these blocks!! Scrappy and happy, and such a joy to make! I am also making 4 inch stars, so was playing with the two quilt ideas...just for fun. I love that quilt! Her stars were only 3 inches finished...mine are 4 inch finished, and I am having a blast making these stars...no particular time frame in which to get a quilt done out of these... The thing I loved best about her quilt is that she said "I loved making every one of these stars." I just loved that she got so much pleasure out of making her masterpiece!



Have a great day, everyone!!!


Julie K

15 comments:

Pat said...

Your scrappy projects are so colorful and wonderful!!! Keep 'em coming....I love seeing them!

Michelle said...

LOVE those stars...they are going to make a perfect border for your scrappy blocks.

Barb said...

Oh..wow....looks sooooo awesome!

Elyte said...

All those blocks are so colourful and happy. They must be a joy to work with.

Quilter Kathy said...

I see a fabulous quilt growing on your floor...enjoy!

Loris said...

Love it!

waquilter said...

Wow, I love the little stars with your jewel box blocks - they just sparkle! I love seeing your projects coming together!

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, I think the star blocks are perfect for your jewel blocks...look forward to seeing what you get up to next...grin...hugs lyn

Dawnfire said...

I think this looks fabulous.

loulee said...

Those stars make a nice border for the jewel boxes!

ria vogelzang said...

It looks great with those lovely little stars surrounding it!!

Merilyn said...

Your jewel-box blocks are sensational!!! You are so prolific with your work!!! Love the star blocks, always a favourite!!!!

Jan said...

Love the star blocks as the border for the jewel box. What a great quilt this is turning into!!! Glad you are having so much fun with it!

Debi said...

I love both your projects...but I can't do 4" blocks..they are awesome.

Annemiek said...

I sort of "lost"your blog after my laptop was stolen and i'm so happy i found you again! I love your jewel box! What a great idea to use up all those scraps; I might steal your jewelry and sew one for myself..:)Plenty of scraps here and lots of leftover plaids too :)