Friday, April 25, 2008

seeing stars


I've been busy working on the next quilt along. This time I am trying to get the top done before posting the instructions. I have 2 more stars to make, then I need to assemble all the pieces.

As promised, it's a bunch of stars...

with some setting blocks (I think that's what they are called) and some sashing.

We start on Monday.

86 comments:

Juli said...

That is going to be absolutely beautiful! I really need to find a place to learn how to machine quilt. I've only ever quilted by hand, and that's stopping me from quilting now, because I just don't have the time to do it. Any suggestions? I get quilt envy every time I read your blog, so I need to get cracking!

belly said...

can't resist waiting till monday :)
please, count me in.

dot said...

very nice. I liked seeing your blue prints.

country mouse said...

Oooohhh so pretty. I LOVE star quilts. I'll have to play along this time for sure!

The Calico Cat said...

Yep, those are setting blocks & the secondary design that they are creating is great.

Jolene said...

Fabulous! This will be perfect for that stash of reds that I picked up a while back. I have been trying to come up with something/pattern to make it work and this looks like just the ticket. Can't wait!!

Roxanne said...

Wow! Beautiful!! Probably should finish the last one before starting this one, huh? :)

amandajean said...

juli,

I would recommend taking a machine quilting class. that would be a great start. and start practicing on smaller sized quilts until you build up your confidence. good luck!

amandajean

Danetta said...

Oh this is going to be so neat! When I took the quilt class last fall, the instructor had a quilt of stars and I thougth that was something I would love to do. I am so glad I will get a chance to do it with all of you. Count me in.

lera said...

That's gonna be another pretty one, Amandajean.

Anina said...

Fun!

Stephanie said...

Yay! I am so excited, off to pick out fabric!

Rebekah said...

very cute! I really like these traditional red/white or pink/white star blocks

Tif said...

i can't wait!

:)

Lisa Jerrilyn said...

I'm so excited to join in with this one. I love stars. Please add me to the list.

Artsy Momma said...

Oh so excited for monday!

Shelli said...

OK - count me in - ACK. I need to finish my original quilt along quilt. And the baby quilt for my old boss, and the baby quilt for my best friend, and the dashiki quilt for my partner, and pants for my child, and, and and....

Heh - so what's one more, right? ;)

qusic said...

please count me in, I have probably finished the last quiltalong top til monday, just adding the last border strip. :)
I will choose red and blue fabrics for a stars and stripes quilt.

Frieda said...

Please count me in. I missed out on doing the last one with all of you and can hardly wait to start this one. Hmmm today is my bday, so maybe a trip to the quilt store for some fabrics for this. Thanks for hosting this. Frieda sheknitsallday.blogspot.com

Cindra said...

I just may have to try this one. I'm not doing much quilting because knitting has become such an obsession, but with summer coming.... this is looking pretty delicious!

count me in on Monday with maybe blues, yellow and white!

Brigitta said...

I've only just discovered your blog and your first quilt-a-long, so I'm gonna give that a go first (I'm a quilting novice)

melissa s. said...

this looks so fun, can anyone join? I'd love to be added to the list if so!

Jacquie said...

You know I'm in. This is going to be so much fun again. If I work like a dog I might have the first one done by Monday. I'm praying for rain! Now...fabric...which fabric?

Mama Urchin said...

It looks so good, I might even get over my triangle fear.

RobinE said...

Wow! It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! Can't wait until Monday. :)

nicolette said...

It looks great Amandajean! Thanks!
Monday, monday
So good to me!

Blondie said...

A trip to buy (more) fabric appears to be in order... I can't wait! Thanks!

Sarah said...

Ooo... that looks fun!

Katherine said...

Wahoo! I've been looking forward to this, Amandajean. I think I'll get my fabric choices figured out in anticipation.
Have a great weekend!

house on hill road said...

it looks great!

Sewbaby said...

I love it!! Now I have to look for some more fabric when I go to Paducah today...darn it, smiling!! I love STARS!!

Hugs,
Traci

Paula said...

I have way too many irons in the fire, but I am sure tempted to try this Quilt Along. Let's see what I get done this weekend - see how many things I can cross off my list! Sure looks pretty!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

you are amazing!
You are going to have half the world quilting:)

Oh, my neighbor just had a baby girl, and guess what they named her? Amanda jean :)

Jen said...

This looks absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to start. Do you have any idea on the fabric requirements in terms of yardage? I want to use this as an excuse to buy more fabric and want to make sure I get enough!!

Michelle said...

Okay, geez. I have to do this one. Even though triangles give me hives. Seriously. I can never do them perfect enough to suit me.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I like it - count me in for this one - guess I'd better go to the store for fabric:)

Kris

AJ said...

I would LOVE to play along, but I have soo many other projects to finish. Perhaps I could try anyway even if I have to lag behind. Count me in!

Shannon said...

Oh can hardly wait! I am thinking black and white for me:) or red and white or navy and white....must go and visit my fabric!

Tine said...

This is so beautiful! ARGH! I just don't have the time! Are you going to leave the links in your sidebar?

Linda said...

Looks lovely, but I think I will sit this one out, seeing as I haven't finished the first one yet, LOL

kira said...

Woo-hoo!!! I have been so excited to start this one! :) THe fact that you put so much time & effort into this thing ... thank-you! :) Now I just need to go find some more fat quarters to start with! :)

amandajean said...

jen,

I don't really keep track of the yardage, but for the background fabric I think 6-7 yards should be enough. (I'm hoping that would be enough.) you see, I bought 13 yards of this background, and I am using it for a few quilts at a time.

amandajean

debbiejune said...

The thoughts and planning you do is amazing. Thanks ahead of time for all the work you put into these quilts. I'm looking forward to this quiltalong...the last one was great. Now----what colors?
This will keep me thinking until you are ready for us to join.

Sara said...

I am playing this time!!!!

Stefanie said...

I'm just finishing the border on the first one, but this looks great. I'm thinking blue and yellow's, but second guessing myself with darker greens and cream.
I can't wait for this one. Thanks a bunch.

Rachael Adele said...

Count me in, too!

Anonymous said...

Whoa this is going to be cool. To the person who said darker green and cream it's a great color combo.

Blondie said...

Do you think a charm pack would be enough for the colored part of the stars? If so, I think I've already got quite of bit of the fabric!

Lori Jolley said...

I've just found your blog. I love quilting! I've never tried triangles. I would love to join the quilt-along! Thanks so much!
oh heres a link if you like
http//anticipatingthebest.blogspot.com/

amandajean said...

blondie,

I think you will need more than a charm pack for these squares. fat quarters and fat eighths work well, as do fabrics from the stash.

amandajean

Shannon said...

Oh! I am so excited you are doing another one! I missed the last one, and never quite got caught up! Yay for a quilt a long, count me in!

Philigry said...

i love these colors! maybe, just maybe i will jumo in here, but this one looks too hard for a rookie!

pratima said...

wow, it's looking beautiful with the setting blocks. Please count me in. I'm also planning to finish the previous blocks along with this one.

Thanks so much for organizing this quilt-a-long :o) Really appreciate your time and efforts.

Kacy said...

I've been a sewing-slacker lately. This is just the pick-me-up that I needed! Any ideas/tips for picking out the fabric?? I'm a little OCD, so I like things to "mesh" well ;)

Em said...

Woooo Hoooo! I can't wait to see what we're doing on Monday!!!! I'm gonna go pick out fabrics now... no, wait... I'm gonna finish up my top for the first one tonight before I start looking at fabrics! Woo Hoo!

Suze said...

What a great way to start the week.

Julie said...

oooohhhh
I am so excited...I can't wait. it looks like a gorgeous quilt.
thanks for all your hard work for our sakes
julie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh gee it looks so good...I may have to join in on this one...

elizabeth said...

ooh. looks like fun. count me in if you're counting yet.

Michelle said...

BTW, what color/brand background did you use?

sulu-design said...

I love that you provided us with a peek into your notebook... a little look into the mind of a creating genius!

June said...

I am so tempted....ok count me in! I just can't seem to stop joining these quiltalongs. Can't wait for Monday.
shespinswool.blogspot.com

wyndesnow said...

It's beautiful. Hmmm, to start another project or not? Oh why not!!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I love stars so I'll be in for my first Quilt-A-Long with you.

Rae said...

I want to play with the stars too! it looks great!

Maureen said...

I wanted to join the first quilt along but alas, live got very busy. Count me in on this round. All those star's...

Em said...

Are the setting blocks the same cutting sizes as Week one of the quilt-a-long? I would love to get cutting on those!!! Ha ha - chomping at the bit already!

blueberrylane said...

Stars are my favourite block so i am in !

Jodie said...

I am so glad the moment has finally come. I want to make the stars quilt for my dad. Haven't got the fabric yet, minor detail, hey! I started the quilt-a-long late so I am not worried about having to catch up on the stars too.
Jodie

monica said...

oh fab, I might try to join in... how big are the blocks and how many are there? I want to check I have enough fabric...

thank you Amanda.

erica e said...

this looks beautiful! this is my first time ever to your blog but i'm tempted to join the fun. come visit my blog when you get a chance.

jennicakes said...

I can't wait!

Jackie said...

Just getting caught up on all of your posts since my vacation. You have been busy! I love your new quilt a long. How can one join?

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

Just found your blog ... I LOVE star blocks too and want to play along as well. See you on Monday!

Debbie

Bonnie Walker said...

Count me in on this quilt project. Bonnie in Tx.

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

I think the setting block is "courthouse steps" ... this looks similar to a quilt I have.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilively/2395465829

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

Okay, so it's Monday ... I'm waiting (impatiently) to see the first quilt along item to appear.

I can't hardly wait! I just returned from Paducah, and have some new stash to play with for this challenge.

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

I would love to do this one. Count me in!

littlelovebug said...

Count me in on this one! It looks fun!!

NanaKaren said...

Amandajean ~ this is simply beautiful and I'll be making it as a wallhanging for our medium dusky lavender bedroom with shades of lavender and plumbs. Thanks for doing this for us!

Hugs, Karen

supermom said...

I'm going to give this one a try. Now it's just a matter of picking out colours and making sure I have enough background fabric.

wayfarer said...

ah, i think i'm going to have to join. I'm midway through your other one - working on 1 a day. Maybe i can pull off both.

happy zombie said...

Oh my stars! <--- I've always wanted to say that! So cute and I love your setting!

Jane Swanson said...
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Jane Swanson said...

Amanda Jean,
I am SO excited to be a part of this Quilt Along! I've chosen my fabrics and sewn my first star!
Please add me to your happy quilting group.
~jane swanson

-dlm. said...

I've just found your blog and I have to tell you that I *LOVE* your quilts! They are fresh and fun! I can't wait to start this project with you (now where did I store all of those Robyn Pandolph fabrics?)

- dlm.