Celestial Star QAL

Back in June, I did a pattern test for Diane, From Blank Pages, for this fantastically versatile block, the Celestial Star. I sat down with my pencil crayons to try to decide on a colour palate and layout.
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I decided that I needed to have all of the colours, and pulled some fabric to make a colour wheel version of Diane’s block.

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I grabbed my scissors and glue, cut out all my fabric pieces using Diane’s handy templates, and got down to business.

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I made the “spokes” of my wheel with relative ease! Phew!

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I pieced them all together and was pleasantly surprised to find the Center segments meeting up!

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I’m on a quest to perfect my straight line quilting. I quilted this mini with straight lines radiating out from each point of the star. I like to think the lines got straighter as a practiced…

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I managed to finish the binding at the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild meeting in early July and snapped a few photo’s in Carly’s yard with my fresh and crisp Celestial Star colour wheel 🙂

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Now it lives in my sewing room where I can enjoy it daily! I am thrilled with how this turned out and highly recommend giving this pattern a shot! The possibilities are endless!

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A Thoughtful Baby Basket

I purchased the Divided Basket pattern, by Noodlehead last year sometime and have been meaning to make at least one. I finally made one for my friend’s new baby boy. I know I will be making more of these in the future! Such a fun project!

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His mom had chosen fabrics from the Petals and Pinwheels line by Michael Miller for the nursery. So the fabric selection for this basket was easy, but still so fun!

A Finish! A Long Overdue Finish!

My name is Sheila. I quilt. I am 31 years old. My husband makes fun of me constantly about my hobby. “Going to hang out with your 80 year old friends again?” (The average age in our guild is probably 40.) “Does your back hurt from all that sewing?” (No! I get adjusted very regularly and have an incredibly healthy spine, thanks.) “Hey Grandma, nice quilt!” (Thanks Grandpa?). He also has made no secret of the fact that I have not made a quilt for him yet. So this year I decided to make my husband a birthday quilt. I tied it in with the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild’s July Challenge – Make a Modern Border. I like crossing 2 items off my list with one project. Who doesn’t?

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Then I pieced them together into this!

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I love me some (not-so) straight line quilting!

And a look at the back.

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Happy 30th Birthday Boris! A birthday quilt, 30-some days late in honour of your new decade of life ❤️