Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Star-a-day

What’s On My Design Wall


Maybe it’s because I had two big finishes in May followed by a 3 day retreat. Or the work that we’ve been doing in the yard. But for whatever reason, I’ve not been sitting at the sewing machine.

My actual design wall has not changed in 3 weeks — unless you count 3 blocks falling off the wall (one more than last week). But I did get one of my Star-A-Day stars stitched last week (it still needs pressing). This one is # 114.

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What’s on My Design Wall



Don’t look now, but Star-A-Day # 112 & #113 have been completed.  For those keeping score at home, I will not have the top done by August 31st/Sept 10th. I would have to make 3 1/2 stars a day and I don’t see that happening. But, I might get it in gear and get a few more stars done this month.

As for my design wall, nothing has changed — except 2 DP9 blocks have fallen off the wall.  I have the next set of 13 9-patches stitched into rows, but have not managed to sew them into blocks yet. Perhaps this week.

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What’s On My Design Wall



This past week I’ve been playing with my stars.  10 new stars.  As you can see Orca Bay is not yet sandwiched. I really need to do something about that this week. Or work on Eye Fooler.  It’s still sitting on the corner of my desk.

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Star 100


What’s On My Design Wall


This past week I’ve been working on my stars.  Star #99 still needs a few more pieces of background attached — then I’ve got to pick more star fabric.

So, this past weekend I started working on the Craigslist scraps – the ones I got back in October and whittled down to one crate. I’ve got them sorted by color or theme except for this last little bit in the crate.



There were piles covering all of my ironing board, but I had to make room for pressing. The blues have been pressed.



To clear the space, I moved the scraps to my treadle.


I hope to get through the scraps this week because I need to get back to the graduation quilt.  I was reminded that there’s just two months until graduation.

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This Week’s Stars



Here are this week’s stars.  The turquoise stripe and the neutrals came from my stash. The rest from the Craigslist scraps.

Still Goofing Off

star-a-dayfabric selection

This mess can only mean one thing.  I’m digging for fabrics for my Star-A-Day quilt — the one that’s apparently going to take at least 2 years to piece if I don’t get a move on it.  I’m digging through the scraps I got off Craigslist for the prints and my stash for the neutrals. fortunately I’m finding some neutrals in the scraps as well.

What’s on My Design Wall


I’m using EQ to help me shuffle the bits and pieces of the graduation quilt, so that hopefully, the colors will be dispersed throughout the quilt and not lumped together. The pieces are scattered on various surfaces in my sewing room.


Although I did not get a star made yesterday, I did get the two sections stitched together.

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Stash Report / February Recap



A whole lot of fabric passed under my needle this past week – the majority of it at the retreat Friday and Saturday. Most of the units needed for the blocks for the graduation quilt  are made.  I still need all of the HST in both sizes and the triangle in a square units for the outer blocks. That pile in the top right corner is the start of the block assembly.

Stash Report: – Reported at Patchwork Times

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0.25 yards (FQ from the retreat)
Fabric Added to Date: 18.91 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0.75 yards (Orca Bay Borders)
Fabric Used to Date: 16.964 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  1.946 yards

350 Blocks Report at Prairie Moon Quilts

I reported 23 blocks.  I counted the Orca Bay pieced border as 10 and I finished 13 stars.



I have nothing to show for the UFO Parade at 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks. Orca Bay only made it to the top stage.

UFO Busting Link Up

  • # of Projects in Process February 1st: 66
  • # of Projects Completed: 0
  • # of New Projects Started: 1
  • # of Projects in Process February 28th: 67



89 And Counting



Remember that Star-A-Day project I started back in September?  The one which says I should be closing in on the half-way mark?  Well, I’m behind.  I lost it in November and I’m stitching to catch up.  This is the latest section I’ve worked on. There are two more rows to attach to this section and then I’ll attach it to the larger section.  89 stars have been completed so far. My current goal is to not fall any farther behind and maybe, just maybe catch up in a 3 or 4 months by doing more than one star a day.