Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mindless piecing...

Doing some mindless piecing right now...not enough energy to make my way to the ironing board or the cutting table very often to I have been "cleaning" my sewing area by just sewing scraps together...perhaps for another crumb quilt or not...
I did make some 6 pointed crumb stars...the foundations are pages from my mutual fund reports. (At least they were good for something!) The paper is thin but the ink doesn't rub off as easily as telephone book print.

The blocks above are some vintage ones that have "aged" in my closet for a bit and are "asking" to be made into something...After reading the two Material Obsession books I want to be a bit more adventurous with my color choices for sashing...I don't think I will go as far are Kaffe or batiks but I may play with some brights...or some funky black prints....

Last week I did take out my autumn decorations and got most of them up...I left out my fall quilt to put up in the living room but it looks like my DH had other plans...so his red white and blue quilt will just have to co-exist with my orange and purple witches!

19 comments:

Sharon said...

Those vintage stars are great! And I love your crumb diamonds.

Sometimes sewing crumbs is all we're up to, and it's good therapy too!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I've always wanted to make those strippy crumbing 6 pointed stars. but I always dreaded the set in seams. I love yours!

Clare said...

Watching the progress V is making with Ton's star and now seeing yours makes me want to have a go, but it's the dreaded Y seam thing. I just know I'll mess it up!

Teresa said...

Nice red, white and blue quilt...too pretty to take down!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Sujata said...

I love your stars! I think they look very stunning. The aged stars look timeless beauties.

*karendianne. said...

Hi Goldie! :)

Sio, I am diggin' that 6 pointed star you made. And to think - there are 6 more. Wow! Really dig those.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

the stars look GREAT!! I'm so loving stars right now! Happy playing!!

AnnieO said...

The diamonds look divine! And the aging stars hardly have any wrinkles, just like those in Hollywood. Purple Witches and red white and blue, hmmm, a cacophony of color (sounds like something The Wizard of Oz might say!)

Jeanne said...

I think red, white and blue goes with everything!

Loris said...

Love what you are doing with your crumbs! Both stars are wonderful and inspiring! Think I need to make some too!
Handsome kitty showing off your hubby's quilt. I'm sure it all looks good :-)

Purple Pam said...

Your crumb star block is great. In fact, all your star blocks are great!

dianne said...

i'm so glad that you stayed with the red, white & blue quilt cuz it really is awesome, Sio!

maybe by next autumn i will have an autumn quilt ... or maybe not

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the crumb star, but then again I'm focused on those lately! what? no patriotic in the Fall collection - just replace it and see how long it takes for DH to notice. Hi to Goldie.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Love the crumby stringy stars!! I could use some mindless piecing right now too! Those crumbs and the pineapples are calling me..

Bonnie

Dionne said...

How lovely your "aged" blocks are, but I really love those crumby diamonds.
Cheers,
Dionne

julieQ said...

Loving those strings!! Guess what? I am working on a crabapple quilt...like yours and Bonnies!!

liz said...

I thought I was the only one using telephone books for foundation piecing. I wondered about the print making things grubby, so I graduated to (new, not used) sandwich wrap. The non-waxy type allows pencil lines too, if required.

sewkalico said...

LOVE all those stars. The crumb stars look amazing - I would love to try those...

woolywoman said...

I love sewing as cleaning. Amazing how nice those crumbs can come together, isn't it? I make myself fold and put away one piece of fabric from the cutting table every time I go there to trim a block.