Monday, September 20, 2010

Reveal ...

This is what Miss Hank would not let me show you. She finally moved off the tray! :o) Stars, stars and more stars. I'm doing these by the English Paper Piecing method and it is working like a charm for me. My scrap bins got raided to make these stars. Bonus. This is the layout for this hanging. I love that striped blue fabric for my sashings. It came from a thrift store shirt and has some poly in it. It works for me in this hanging.
I have a lunch date today ...... it is my birthday and DH is taking me to lunch. :o)
Have a great day!

25 comments:

Sandy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and hope you have a blessed day.. LOL

*karendianne. said...

Well happy birthday, friend! I have to say I can see why Miss Hank was being so stingy. I'd want to hold out on the unveiling, too! This is a really unrivalled bit of work here, Rose Marie. Unrivalled!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Your stars are just gorgeous! I LOVE that you are "recycling" old shirts. My friends make fun of me because I save my hubby's and sons' old boxers -- they're 100% cotton, and the legs split out on 'em -- but they are perfectly wonderful plaids for a quilt! LOL (and YES they are WASHED! LOL)
Happy Birthday (your husband sounds like a keeper! :-D)
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Sandy said...

I noticed you use a blue crayola marker to mark your quilting line. Does that come out of fabric and if so, how do you remove it?? I keep buying the fabric pens but they dry out so fast.

Dolores said...

A very Happy Birthday. Yay for cotton polyester. If it works, why not use it.

hetty said...

Happy Birthday Rose Marie! Hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoy your lunch! I love your stars!

Barb said...

happy Happy Birthday -
many returns on the day :)
I love your star in a circle block. Looks like a lot of prep, but they sure come out nice

Karen said...

A big Happy Birthday!
I am quite enamored with your stars. They turn out really well with the English piecing method.

suz said...

Happy Birthday. Love your stars!

paulette said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a good one!!
Your little stars are adorable!!
Paulette

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday! Today is my youngest daughter's 25th birthday - y'all must be about the same age?

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Hope it is a good one.
Love those stars.

Susan said...

That is a wonderful project. You will enjoy it for many years to come.

Oh and Happy Birthday. It was my son's Birthday also.

quiltcat said...

wish you a wonderful birthday!!!
much greetings
elfriede

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful lunch with your husband. Your stars are terrific.

Jennifer said...

It's evening now, so you would be home again - hope you had a great lunch and a wonderful birthday!

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Birthday - I hope you had a wonderful day. :-)

Beautiful reveal. :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Rose Marie!! Hope lunch was great!

QuiltSue said...

Happy birthday. Hope you had a great day and a lovely dinner. The stars are wonderful too.

Julia said...

Happy birthday. Hope you had a great day ..love the stars!

Sandra said...

Nice job on the hand piecing. Isn't it a great feeling to be able to complete UFO's? Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Teresa said...

I really like those 5-pointed stars...and your piecing looks so beautiful and accurate...I'm drooling! I'm such a blue/green person that your colors are really speaking to me.

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was happy!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kiera-Oona said...

Happy Birthday!

I tried to set up a computer template similar to your stars above, but I found I had to shrink down the middle pentagon to get all the pieces to line up properly.

did you find you had to do the same thing? or did you use a template from a book? just curious...cause I have a feeling I suck at math.

Deb said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

Crunchy Diva said...

i love your stars & the colours. i too re-purpose thrift store finds & am glad i'm not the only one. have a great birthday.