Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cool Stars

You know how some blogger or another will say, "Oh, and while I was doing that, I found a whole set of blocks that I had no recollection of having!" and you think to yourself, "Yeah, right." I urge you to think that thought in the gentlest possible way, because it could happen to you. It happened to me tonight.

I was looking high and low (but obviously not high or low enough) for a bunch of pink and gray blocks I had been working on as a leader-ender months ago before I got bored with them. And found these gorgeous blocks! They are the yield of a swap from God Alone Knows When. We made 12" finished sawtooth stars with an interesting 6" block for the center. We used cool batiks and plain white. On discovering them tonight, I was delighted! I think they are gorgeous. There are two more, but they had some pink in them and didn't blend in quite as well as I would have liked. Seems I need to make three more blocks and I'll have the fixings of a nice top. I'm going to enjoy making those three blocks; I've fished out all  my cool batik scraps anddug out my Around The Block book and am perusing options. I think I'll set them on point with alternating squares, either white or batik to match whatever the side triangles are going to be. Oh, this is going to be fun!

12 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Amazing! They are indeed beautiful! And only 3 blocks to make - it will seem like it made itself!

Pati said...

I have some blocks like that somewhere .... in the deep, dark hole in the back of my storage unit where all of my belongings reside.

LizA. said...

Oh my! These are just scrumptious. These colors really sing to me. I can't imagine ever forgetting about them.....

Janet O. said...

Yummm! These are beautiful--love the cool colored batiks. I can sense your giddiness at having such a gorgeous quilt with so little left to do! Go for it, girl!!

AnnieO said...

Beauties! What a mood-boosting find that is :)

Denise in PA said...

They are gorgeous! And, I have found blocks/projects that I've completely forgotten about on more than one occasion!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a beautiful discovery!!

Paula TheQuilter said...

Very lovely indeed.

anne bebbington said...

What a very fortuitous discovery - they are gorgeous - can't wait to see what you do with them Nancy :)

Ray said...

Gorgeous blocks!!! Ugh, I need a new quilt. :-)

Anne said...

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I came across your blog, which I have enjoyed a quick browse of. my son is working for a while in
Philadelphia and lives somewhwere next to the big park?? anyway
I keep saying he needs to find some quilting for me as
I may well be coming over for a visit soon. so as you are there and are a quilter, can you give me some pointers of the best quilting places please.
I live in Argyyl, Scotland.df

Gari said...

What a great find. I used to think the same thing but just recently I came across some swap blocks that I couldn't remember getting. I do set that kind of thing aside until inspiration strikes and then forget them. It has happened a few times now so I am not surprised anymore.