OK...is it just me, or are the months just flying by! Tomorrow is November 1 (how did that happen?) and therefore time for the next installment of the Charming Stars sew-along. If you're keeping pace, it's time to make four more star blocks. I've actually got 14 blocks made now, but I feel like I'm way behind because I want to make this big enough for my bed. That means I need 90 blocks total...45 star blocks and 45 nine patch blocks. I think I'd better get busy! LOL
I've already seen some finished quilts around blogland, which is really cool. And if you're just starting out with the sew-along, that's OK too.
And here's a little candle mat I made for a friend of mine. I did some things differently on this one than I have in the past. I pieced a square for the star, then cut it out and machine appliqued it to the backing. Then I shadow quilted around the star again and again and again. I think it looks OK, but it was a lot of sewing. And then because I didn't quilt in the border, it made the edges a bit wavy. Oh well...we live and learn, right? :0)