Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scrap Jar Stars

I'm easily distracted...  so what? :)


I did get my banners done though.  And I'm almost done with the binding on that customer's quilt.  And, I'm going to work on the store quilt when I get back from my trip...And, I did clean my shower, my bathtub, my laundry room, my pantry, and folded lots of laundry over the last few days. justification.

But I really didn't need to start a new quilt.  I have about a hundred others in the works.  But, I was just fightin' that feelin' for so long!!!  There's something about starting a new quilt.  The planning, the choosing, the testing...

Do you hear what I'm saying???

23 comments:

Mimi said...

Boy! Do I know what you are talking about!!! I love your colourful block... now you have inspired me (see how easily it happens?) Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

hear, hear! i do the same thing with craft projects. see so much goodness and you want to keep diving in over and over again!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You are more than JUSTIFIED! Quilt away.

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are so right...there is nothing like starting a new project! Love your stars. I'll have to try that!

Karin said...

I SO hear ya! I love starting new quilts! Even if I have 100 other UFO's! I am loving your blocks, can't wait to see more!

Karin said...

Of course you need to start another quilt, especially one as lovely as that one! It's a free quilt when you use scraps from your stash. But just so you know, you are an enabler and I'm trying to resist. :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those stars are stunning...I can see why you were attracted to sew them up!

Foolish Feathers said...

I so hear you!!! I actually have a little pile of material for a quilt that I am letting myself play with as soon as I get my projects done! It tempts me though and teases me and I take time out to pet it and think about what to make! I really like the scrappy stars!

Needled Mom said...

I hear ya too!!! It is beautiful.

Sewn With Grace said...

Yes, I hear what you're saying! I layed in bed last night thinking that if I didn't sew today I might have an anxiety attack. So I worked on a Christmas table runner, quick and easy. I am in love with those star blocks and really wanted to destash my scrap basket but didn't want to make string quilts. This is fabulous! Your color choices are so, so pretty!

PEGGY said...

I love scrappy blocks like that!!!
Is this a 12.5 unfinished block?
Peggy in NJ

Jackie said...

Your stars are too cute for words! No justification needed - we all understand. Hoping you're starting another project soon if you're so inclined!

Thimbleanna said...

I hear ya Amber! LOVE those cute little blocks!!!

b davis said...

I'm having trouble leaving a comment, so sorry if this is a duplicate of sorts, just wanted to say that it's really cute & i love the little patchwork in the middle. So fun using up those scraps too. You're always so good at that.

Kristy said...

Those are way cute blocks! I love the contrast between the white and bold colors. I started a project amidst many other things too. I think sometimes your brain just needs a new something to help finish the old somethings. :-) Keep up the good work! K-

GG said...

Hi Amber, I was following the 'Holiday Gift Tutorials & your table runner is very nice. Could you give me the size of the holly leaf (width X length)? I cannot download the template in the format offered in tutorial.
Thanks so much,
GG

Little Creatable said...

Well I love it! So bright and colourful and of course stars who can go wrong :)

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I found your blog from the Pinterest pin of the above photo. Love the block, love the blog. I'm Block of the Month chairman for my guild, and I have this block (minus the cornerstones) scheduled for one of our projects. Isn't it fun?

Janet Fonoimoana said...

Love it! Oh how I wish I could sew that evenly!

mindingmomma said...

love those stars!

Karen said...

Love your colors for the block! Glad I popped in to check you out!

Sherry said...

I'm with you on starting new quilts, can't resist with all the wonderful fabrics & patterns. Love your star blocks. You could have raided my scrap bin to make those. Love me some Quilt Soup fabrics! Thanks for sharing & happy stitching.

scrpyms said...

Another Michigan Quilter. . . . I have to agree. I just love starting new projects. Itotally understand. I have at least a couple dozen projects lined up to do and still i look for more. I just can't help myself. Love your star quilt pattern, heres another to add to the list. Happy quilting ; )