Monday, January 14, 2013

Twinkle Star Block

I have been waiting for Lori to put up block 9 on her block for the Row Along.  I was excited to see the twinkling winter star block and got busy as soon as I could.
Picking out fabric is always a fun part.  I've used many of the same fabrics for the other 8 blocks but with a new one thrown in here and there, too.  This row used 16 fabrics so it was good to add a few new prints.
The stars were easy and fun to make.  I'm glad I read the instructions well this time because I would have pointed my stars with the other ends up.  And they would have not looked cute like Lori's.
As I was sewing I kept thinking of the Primary song "I Am Like A Star Shining Brightly".  It is just a very sweet child's song.  It made me feel good to sew these little bright winter stars.
I fussy cut a little piece from Pam's PKL valentine fabric to make this little barrette for Allison.  It made a very cute button hair clip.  It should have taken me 5 minutes but took about 45.  The button wouldn't go together (I've made hundreds of covered buttons), the glue was hard, the 2nd glue was hard....etc.  Anyway it was worth it in the end.  It turned out really cute.

-nanette

16 comments:

Nedra said...

It's fun to see your version of Twinkling Stars. I like how you are doing a scrappy background, too.

pratima said...

This new row with sparkly stars is very cute! It is fun to try different blocks without having to commit to make too many... This quilt is sure to be a charmer with your lively scrap fabrics! The Barrette for Allison is sooo sweet!

Muddling Through said...

I like those stars, and the barrette is just plain cute!

Lynn said...

Pretty blocks, love the background.
Cute barrette, well worth the time!

Cathy said...

Love your sparkling stars!!

Amber said...

really cute Nanette!

Lori Holt said...

Awww!!!!...super cute Nanette.
Your fabric choices makes the stars shine!!!...and I love that primary song too.
Now I have it stuck in my head:-)

Thimbleanna said...

Lookin' good Nanette. And that button is ADORABLE. Now I want one!!!

Carrie P. said...

Your stars are so pretty. I just love your background fabric. I plan to work on my stars today.
The barrette is so cute.

Krista said...

ooooohhhh! I love this one!

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love your stars!!! That barrette is super cute too.

jen duncan said...

Adorable. :-) I Love what you do!

John'aLee said...

Oh your blocks are precious Nanette! That friendship block is one of my favorites. I guess because us quilters sure do know what good friends are all about!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love how they turned out. I love the print background. I'm going to use something different for the sashings so I can add that. You have a wonderful sense of color and I love the combos you have. And a great stash. Also love that little hair clip!

Samantha said...

I love it with the blue background fabric.

ting kuke said...

Your star is really beautiful. I just love your background cloth. I plan to work today in my stars.
This clip is so lovely.
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