Sunday, 30 October 2011


Are you loving the Bloggers` Quilt Festival (BQF)? I am and have seen the most incredible quilts and found the most amazing blogs.  So far, there are over 350 quilts! If you haven`t been over there, you must and put in one of your quilts by linking up.  You`ll have lovely visitors come knocking at your blog door and they`ll even leave a comment.

So inspired by some gorgeous scrappy quilts I saw at the BQF, I made this month`s block for the Bloggers` BOM QAL.  This month, it`s designed by Vicki Welsh of Field Trips in Fiber. Here it is, made from incredibly good value FQ scrap packs I ordered from M is for Make.

I really like this star and am very happy with the scrappiness and the colours I used. I recently `fessed up on a flikr thread that I hadn`t always been a star girl but was in the process of being converted to them and was picked up on this by the queen of stars herself.  Just look at this star which she not only designed but made herself.  Incredible!

The Bloggers` BOM started last month when I made this block designed by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.

So as I had decided to go scrappy, I redid last month`s block and it`s a good job I did looking at some of those points!  Here it is - again made with those scrap packs and some Parisville.  Much better points.

I much prefer the scrappy one.  So here are Blocks 1 and 2 nestled together.

Blogger turned it round.  Silly Blogger.
The blocks are quite small coming in at 8 inches finished so I`ll have to make 2 of each or I`ll end up with a very small quilt.  I`m really enjoying this QAL as it is a relaxed pace and I`m making blocks I wouldn`t normally try.

The only other sewing news is that the Red City quilt is basted and waiting to be quilted.  I`m all caught up with the Duo QAL.  Yea!


Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Great new star! Just added my entry to lower the standard of the BQF! xxx

Toni said...

Glad that you are warming up to stars! Your's looks great, and I can't wait to see the Red City quilt when it is finished!

Manda said...

Lovely stars!

Katy Cameron said...

Love those 2 blocks, and just stunned that there's no bright pink ;o)

At the moment I have precisely 1 quilt and 1 wall hanging under my belt, it might be taking the proverbial if I signed up to BQF ;o)

Catherine said...

love your blocks. I have just sat down to browse the BQF, with a cup of tea and homemade lemon drizzle cake (home made anything is a rarity!) perfect way to spend a sunday evening

Elizabeth said...

Such fun!
Had a lovely note from your mother and will write back to her probably tomorrow!
And yes, I will get to your hat pretty soon. Do you want elf or round top?
We had snow yesterday!

Sheila said...

You are doing well with your QAL - lovely blocks, hope you grow to love stars more and more.

Canadian Abroad said...

Love your blocks and your fabric choices. They look wonderful. Don't go raising anyone's expectations by calling me 'queen' though. I might get hung for being an imposter!

Unknown said...


You are a machine girlfriend!

Where does it all come from??

loulou, hereiamloulou blog


Starwood Quilter said...

I enjoyed reading your blog! said...

Look at you just getting so much accomplished. I owe you a long catch-up email.

Anonymous said...

I love your blocks!

Unknown said...

I only just made it to the BQF party (fashionably late entrance I think). The blocks look great, love the star one!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the stars!