Saturday, December 3, 2016

RSC 2016 Flimsy and MMM Update

The overwhelming advice was to sew my Whirling Stars in the offset layout.  So I did!  Gosh, I've been so productive this past 10 days!  Over the course of this year a couple of people have said this is pattern-worthy, so you bet, I am going to write it up.
I love it!  I really think it would have looked good in the straight set too, but this makes it twinkle a bit more doesn't it?

In other ongoing projects, I got the December Meadow Mystery instructions completed.  We had to make nine 12 1/2" blocks in various combinations of sub-units from previous months.  I laid each block on the design wall as I went and made a design. 😄
It's pretty interesting as is, n'est-ce pas?!  I could see this as a modern baby quilt with some fancy FMQ... maybe a 4" border to bring it up to 44" square...  In examining the remaining pieces and sub-units, I predict we are going to make some evening stars out of the geese and squares that remain...  Maybe the navy will end up being a twinkly border around those stars...fun times!

Speaking of fun times (and addictive!!)  My Scrap Vortex has seen some more slabs constructed:
Somehow my pile of twosies and foursies doesn't seem to be going down that much...
But I think it is; I transferred the slabs to the zippered vinyl bag that a set of sheets came in, which I've been using to hold the twosies and foursies etc., and now this pile fits into their ziploc bag.

I'm sure everyone knows by now, especially if you get Craftsy's emails, or if you, like me, follow Angela Walters' blog by email, or on Instagram or on Pinterest, or follow her on her YouTube channel (yeah I follow her everywhere I can) that she is going to have her very own show, The Midnight Quilt Show!!!!  She is as hilarious in her trailer as she is in person teaching.  I subscribed to it already, and can't wait for Dec. 7 for her first show.  Eeeep!

I also can't wait for Dec. 7 because it's Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew, their bi-annual link party! I should have a giveaway or two here on the blog so be sure to check back.  💝

Linking up with Angela at soscrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday!  I do! I do! LOVE scraps. :-) 
(But I think I love Angela more...😬)

17 comments:

gayle said...

I love that offset setting for your stars! Very twinkly indeed!

Kate said...

The offset setting definitely works well for those star blocks. It's a gorgeous quilt. I'm way behind on the Meadow Mist Mystery. I should get off the computer and go sew!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Kudos for getting December instructions done already. I love the offset of the stars. It just gives it a little something extra. And yeah to a pattern!!!

Ariane said...

Your star quilt top looks gorgeous! Your making great progress on all your projects!!

Vicki in MN said...

Your offset stars are gorgeous of course! I am working on a different offset star quilt.

Pat said...

The offset stars is beautiful. I already don't remember what the other one looked like. lol And yes, definitely pattern worthy.
I tried that scrap vortex thing a few months ago but it was looking less like a vortex and more like vomit so I stopped. Maybe another time. :-)

SandraC said...

Yes, there is a definite twinkle to your quilt!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

You have been super productive recently! The quilt top looks great, and I'm itching to put my Meadow Mystery blocks together for December, too.

Stitchin At Home said...

The batteries seem to have been charged and you are going full steam ahead..WOW!!!! I like your layout from Decembers instructions, all I've done is read them.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Whirling Star quilt top turned out beautifully. I absolutely LOVE that you added the half blocks for some added sparkle. Nice work!!!

KaHolly said...

And you do some pretty fantastic things with those scraps! You are such an inspiration! XO

PaulaB quilts said...

Those stars not only twinkle, they glow from within. A beautiful design!

Linda C said...

Beautiful! <3

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Writing up that pattern is absolutely necessary - its a gorgeous quilt! I need to tackle my scraps, they are like little rabbits - they just keep multiplying!! :)

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I can defnitely see that scraps pile reducing . Your star quilt looks fantastic , great vibrancy going on there , like yourself ! Looking forward to the sew mama sew Day and I must check out that podcast

Jasmine said...

You have been very busy. I love seeing your scrap Vortex slabs grow. And your stars are gorgeous.

Tish Stemple said...

I do love those off set stars! Also, I think I like your version of guessing at the Meadow Mystery the best. I've seen several attempts as I've floated around blog land. Lately, I'm always a day or week late on reading. I just came from your give away post :P