Tuesday, September 17, 2013

twinkle twinkle, little star

First off, thank you so much to everyone for your beautiful words about project 1x1.  I'm pretty excited about that one.

...This one too. ;)  In fact, this {mystery} block has been on my wishlist for ages.  So far it has not disappointed.  Of course you'll have to take my word on that, as I want to hold off on showing the block design until the top is fully assembled.  Not because I'm sworn to secrecy {I think we all know I'm not that cool} but because I've been tweaking little details here and there and and figure y'know, what's a few more days?

So in the meantime, here are some sneaks of earlier stages...

Hint:  The stars in the top row are leftovers... bonus!

Now for the big question... quilt with black thread* or an off-white?(!)

*Up until recently I've been sewing exclusively with Aurifil, but I never thought to order any grays/blacks (truth be told, this is my first time using such dark fabric as a background).  So let's just say I had to dust off my good ol' Gutermann stash for this one.  Of course if you all think lighter thread is the way to go, I have a lifetime supply plenty of Aurifil to turn to ;)


Edited to clarify:  Linking up {this post over here} with Lee of freshly pieced.


  1. Oh I"m loving that sneak peek!! Can't wait to see the quilt top!!

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I think I'd need to see the quilt top to comment on the thread colour, but I'm usually in favour of whatever will blend in best. Can't wait to see more!

  3. I agree with Adrianne on the thread choice. It is looking seriously fantastic from those sneaky peeks though. REALLY excited to see more of this!

  4. Sneak peaks are not for me. I want to see the whole thing! Right now :-) One can say I have little problem with inpatience. Looking good!

  5. Love those low volume stars! More please!

  6. Whatever it is must be nice. I like the "leftover" stars. I'd want to see the quilt to before I chose thread color. Although I tend to err on the side of light.


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