Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sweet Sixteen!!


 This is the quilt I am currently binding, for the BINDING BLITZ!!  This is a quilt for a friend, a vintage top that she wanted finished into a quilt.  My friend Millie quilted it, and I am binding it.  So I am on my way to getting lots of quilts bound this year!
 Here is the January prize for the Binding Blitz.  It is a pattern by a sweet friend of mine, and also the kit below.  She does small quilts, in a traditional pattern, with beautiful reproduction fabrics as her focus.
 So here is the kit!!  All of this is part of the prize for January Binding Blitz.  At the end of the month, we can all link up and share our pretty bound quilts.  I will have a random number drawing then.  So everyone get to binding, LOL!!
And these...are sweet sixteens!  Some of you know I am making a postage stamp quilt.  All the pieces are now being sewn into sixteen piece lengths.  I did twosies...then foursies...then eights...and now sixteens.  Then I will start into rows.  I am at last making some fast, good progress!!!



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I feel so bad when I cannot reply to a sweet comment meant for me. So Valerie, Megan, and Dian....thank you for you nice comments on my blog last time...thank you!!

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Hope each of you has a wonderful day!

Julie



26 comments:

Janet O. said...

That block looks like a snowflake or ice crystal to me. And it looks complicated! I enlarged it to see the clever way you assembled it. It will be very pretty in a rainbow of colors!
Wow, that is a very generous prize for the binding blitz. Makes me wish I had something ready to bind. : )
My goodness, lots of squares coming together for your postage stamp. I often think about, and even plan on making one of those, but have never actually started. You are doing very well!

Laurel said...

http://anyonecanquilt.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/11/how-to-make-my-favorite-star.html

julieQ said...

Thank you Laurel!

Norece said...

I am not sure of the name of your block but I made a quilt using this block (many years ago and I do not have the pattern any more)and the name of the pattern is "A Wink and A Smile". Fun block to make.

Sherrill said...

WHOA, Julie, that looks like a scary hard block but it's pretty!! No, no clue the name of it! I'm working on a UFO right now that's all snowball blocks. How funny! But a fabulous prize. Will have to see if I have anything needing binding.

Nancy said...

I think the block looks like a snowflake, too, and it's gorgeous!

Kristie said...

I absolutely love that star block! I will have to add that to my list! Very pretty.
Kristie

Megan said...

Julie - I love that block. A quilt made with that block in lots of different colours will look terrific.

Thank you for mentioning me in your post. I don't have a blog - just enjoying visiting (and commenting) on other people's.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Missy Shay said...

Blue is my favorite color. I love that block!

Chantal said...

What a gorgeous star!! No wonder you still remember! I don't know the name but I can see a 9 Patch :D It is just gorgeous!!!
Good job on the binding. I haven't started mine yet.

quiltmusings said...

I love that quilt block. I usually don't make very complicated blocks, but I am tempted by that one. Those are great prizes for the blinding blitz! I have bound 2 placemats, but am now away from my sewing machine for a bit. I'm planning a binding day for later this month.

Smiley Quilter said...

Thanks Julie for a gorgeous star block inspiration and thanks to Laurel for sharing the tutorial. I'm trying to finish some things so don't when I will do it but I love it.
Need to get some tops quilted so I can bind :)

canuckquilter said...

I love that star block. I've never seen one of these before. Is it OK if I "pin it" as a reminder to make one sometime?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've never seen that star block before ... but I like it - a lot! What a pretty quilt that will be.

I don't have a backlog of quilts to bind ... when I reach that point, I'm always pretty excited to be done, so finishing the binding isn't usually an issue for me. Although I am going to be able to bind the quilt I'm currently quilting in the near future. I wonder if that counts? As I'd LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win that pattern and kit ... love the pattern and those fabrics - swoon! What a generous gift!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your blue star block - it looks difficult, but sure is a great one! Wish I had something to bind - what a great prize!

Karen said...

I no longer have the pattern but I did have one that had this very star design. I never made it and cannot remember the designer nor the pattern name.

Cathy Buel said...

Not sure what the name of the block is but it is beautiful. What a great giveaway. See you at the end of the month. Hugs

Karen said...

I just came across this. Follow link and then scroll down.
http://www.factsfacts.com/quilts/Blocks/ThumbIndex.htm

Lori said...

I love that block! It looks so complicated. What a fun year long project.

Quilter Kathy said...

WHat a great giveaway! I must get binding so I will be able to enter :)
Love your blue block!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute block.

audrey said...

Very fun! What a great block.:)

Lindah said...

That block is so lovely. I don't believe I have seen another one like it. It would be nice to know the name and the story behind it.

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie, I love the block you have made....blue is my favourite colour....lovely prizes for the blitz...I hope to enter....waiting on a quilt to be quilted...Regards, Ofaigh

AnnieO said...

Love that block! There was a gorgeous quilt in a local guild show last year that I took a pic of. Wish I knew the block name too. Would you be willing to share your dimensions? http://anniesquiltorts.blogspot.com/2014/04/camarillo-quilt-guild-show-2014.html
Great prizes! Good luck on getting your 16s together :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That top block is great! Hope you found out what it is called, and where to find it.