Monday, May 26, 2014

Grey, yellow and white star quilt

I got the top sewed this afternoon for the quilt for our guild's Boutique fundraiser this Fall at our quilt show:
I'm really happy with it.  It won't take long to quilt; just have to find an appropriate backing in my stash.  It's from Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  She had posted a few days ago some inspiration for charity quilts.  I can see myself making another of these....or two!  I already drew out another one with a different shape in it other than the star.

I cut the squares 4 1/2", so to make the half-square triangles for the star block I cut a 4 7/8" square, drew a line down the diagonal, sewed 1/4" on either side of the drawn line and then cut on the drawn line to yield two half-square triangle squares.

I used my Book It! method.  You can find it under the Tutorials tab up top.  Here is how it looked for a part of this quilt's assembly:
It's such a cool method, and all the seams butt up so nicely.

On another note, I'm munching as I type on SUCH a terrific salad!!  Soooo healthy, too.

Green Goddess Detox Salad
I saw a picture of this on Pinterest, and pinned it here.  I bought all the ingredients this weekend and made it tonight.  Well I didn't get all the ingredients. . . I didn't read the ingredients properly from Pinterest; hence pea sprouts became sugar peas, and scallions became green onions, and I'd never heard of agave nectar, so I substituted a tsp of honey!!  However, it turned out FANTASTIC!  It is from Lindsay of Pinch of Yum.  Think I'll be visiting her more often, as there is a plethora of great recipes!

Off to finish the salad and then go teach yoga!


  1. What a gorgeous quilt - and salad!

  2. Great little quilt. I love the yellow with all those grays.

  3. Ooooh, that's unique! Both in colour and layout, no? An off-centre yellow star? That looks awesome!


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