Thursday, August 22, 2013

Almost There

I finished up all the corners and sides for my Star Surround top last night.  To say I am happy about how well the Star Surround QAL is going would be a vast understatement.  It is just so wonderful to have so many great friends to Quilt-A-Long with and I am so totally excited that it is nearing the end and I will get to see everyone's finished projects.  It's my favorite part of hosting a Quilt-A-Long!!


So this weekend, I will be taking all of the pieces and turning them into these beautiful blocks and the blocks into a quilt top in order to have the tutorial ready for Monday Morning.  Seriously, I can't believe how quick this has gone.  I mean, the last tutorial of this series is Monday and Grand Prize Linky will be opened.  I can't wait, and then everyone gets them quilted and the parade,  Oh, I am getting ahead of myself.  One week at a time :)


Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!  I know I plan to, that is, right after I clean my bathrooms ;)
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16 comments:

  1. Your block turned out great.

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  2. Aw!!! That's gorgeous Melissa!!!

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  3. So pretty!!! I'm sitting at my desk pinning the last 7 blocks worth as we speak. And I'm loving it. Already planning a second one because my daughter is drooling over it and I refuse to give this one up!

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  4. Oh man I should get to work! I've barely cut into my fabric lol

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  5. I've got a couple up on my design wall right now. Really pretty blocks! Did you say what size you're making?

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  6. I didnt get a picture posted this week, but I am all caught up too! Excited to see this come together :)

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  7. Love your block!! Wish I could have gone along with you on this one, but it has been a way too busy summer: two trips to Utah from Calif dealing with my Dad's health issues, a week at Young Women's camp, and helping my hubby with his business (but at least we are busy and making money!!), and I didn't sew a stitch in two weeks till last night, and then it was only a purse kleenex holder!! Why is life so busy? I thought I'd have MORE free time when my kids got older??

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  8. So very beautiful!!! Right now, I'm making {a little bit tacky} lap quilts for my boys, but I have plans to make one of these quilts for me. Thanks so much for great instruction - - it's fun watching the quilts come together!

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  9. during Craftsy BOM 2012 someone started a discussion about a warped cutting mat( or bubble) . I was interested because I have one of those too. Some folks said they tried heating it but that didn't work. I seem to remember someone saying that the opposite works , cold ...like ice or freezing the mat. I'm wondering if any other blog fans remember this or know of this method since I didn't try it right away and doubt if I can find that post now.

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  10. Beautiful...loving following the journey. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  11. I'm loving this quilt along; you're such a good host, and this pattern is so much fun in so many colors.

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  12. Oh your block is beautiful Melissa! I finished piecing my surround pieces a couple of nights ago and laid out everything... OMG I love my blocks! :-). Thank you so much for hosting this QAL.

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  13. Your block looks wonderful, well done.

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  14. That is so pretty. What a great pattern!

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  15. I haven't been able to participate in this sew along. This Mummy is too busy with working four days and three young ones at the moment. But I am loving following along your posts and I am bookmarking the tutes for one day!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa