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Monday, May 2, 2016

Seeing stars

Three things to be happy about:
(1) turning the calendar
(2) seeing stars
(3) Ott lights

Saturday I took a portrait workshop with four friends taught by Yetunde, better known as Sistah Stitchalot.

It was really laid back, and we had a lot of fun fusing and trimming and cutting and chatting!

Most of us finished our portrait - looking good Gwen!

Penny (Livin' Blue Quilter) finished her granddaughter's portrait.  She fought the glasses, wanting to take them out, but Yetunda made her keep them in - good decision!

Tammy did a portrait of Lawrence Fishburn, and made his sunglasses from glittery fabric.  I'd never have thought to do that - very clever!

And last but not least, yours truly!

I actually finished the layers during the workshop, now I have to quilt it and add a border, yes!!!

Meanwhile I've been seeing other stars!  I'm working on these little star blocks for my Bee's community service, due in August.

I'm using 2-1/2" neutral squares, with random scraps for the star points.

So far I've pieced enough for 13 blocks that should finish at 6 inches.  My thought is to use red centers as the one constant fabric.

When I decided to use stars I planned to just set them with sashing on each side.  But just this morning I was thinking of using 9-patches as alternate blocks and eliminating the sashing.

We'll see....

That's it for now, time for breffus!  Sew forth and sew n til later!