This was a bee quilt, and the lovely ladies of the Beejeebers group from 2013 each made a block. Aren't they just so happy and colorful!!!
I actually made a Star Value Block Tutorial way back in 2013 as well. It has 5 different block size options and is super easy to follow. You can find the Star Value Block Tutorial right here and a printable version here. It is such a fantastic scrap buster!!! (and it works perfect as leaders and enders as well :)
So lets go back a minute to why this was my Longest Work in Progress. What was the hold up on finishing this quilt?? You see, I had finished the quilt top and basted it with safety pins all ready to go. But that was right about the time when we got the long arm and I was trying to learn the basics of quilting on it. And ya, you don't baste with pins on a long arm. I had always planned to still quilt this on my domestic machine, just to keep up practice with that. Well, that little missing market party made me realize that it just wasn't happening. So I loaded it on the long arm and removed the basting pins as I quilted along. Easy fix :) I opted for some favorite basic swirls in varying sizes. I just love quilting swirls!!!
Then I went to my binding basket ;) I keep all of my leftover bits from other bindings in a basket. They are just perfect to make scrappy bindings for super happy scrappy quilts. I just sewed bits together until I had a binding that was long enough, and it was already pressed and ready to go. Yippee!! And I just love the scrappy rainbow goodness that just matches the quilt perfectly ;)
And finished. Yippee!! My oldest Work in Progress is now complete and I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out ;) In fact, I think I might just need to be making another one to bust some more scraps. So fun!!! And again, if you want to make one as well, you can find the Star Value Block Tutorial right here and a printable version here :) Just decide on how many blocks you want and get your scrap busting on ;)
Thanks for popping in today and each day!!!! I just love having this amazing space to share my creative journey with each of you.
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
P.S. You might have noticed . . . we got our first snow of the season :)
yay! I had my do.Good stitches circle make this quilt and it was one of my favorites! I'd love to do it again. Nice job!ReplyDelete
Great finish! It just sparkles on the snow. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is so much fun! My longest WIP is nearly half as old as I am, embarrassingly enough.ReplyDelete
Almost a crime this wasn't finished sooner. But I hadn't found you in 2013, so yay! for delayed WIPs. I love this so much it's going to be hard to put this behind the things that need to get done for Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
Well done! It's a beuatiful quilt!ReplyDelete
Love it! I'm going to go check out your tutorial.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! Love the quilting too!ReplyDelete
It looks great, the #missingmarket party turned out to be just the motivation you needed!ReplyDelete
Melissa I love the blocks. It looks so beautiful. I have to go look at the block post.ReplyDelete
I wondered if that was snow. We are approaching a record high temperature today at around 75 degrees, but we may have snow flurries tomorrow -- go figure! The quilt is beautiful and perfect on its snowy background.ReplyDelete
It's so sparkly. I love it...and I enjoy reading about your creative journey!ReplyDelete
Just a gorgeous quilt. Going to check out the tutorial and put this on my list for next year. And I thought that was snow! Here in Houston we are still sweltering- our first real cold front is about to arrive - low in the 40's! Ha! We are so excited!ReplyDelete
I love the quilt! I thought that was sand, not snow.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! I love scrappy quilts like this!!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful quilt.ReplyDelete
loving this quilt and thanks for the tutorial I have downloaded it.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful! I've just downloaded the free pattern and am heading to my sewing room to cut some squares for my new (your old) leader/ender project. Thanks!ReplyDelete
So glad you finished and shared this beauty! Thanks for the idea of saving binding scraps too!ReplyDelete
I am glad you finished your beautiful quilt. I have a few quilts that have been stuffed away that are so close to being finished also. I have no idea why I did that to them, this tutorial makes me want to go pull them out and finish them.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I keep pieces of leftover bindings in a clear box always ready to use for a scrappy project.ReplyDelete
Turned out beautifully. Better late than never. Well worth waiting for!!!ReplyDelete
As soon as I saw the first pic I was hoping for a pattern or tutorial! You did not disappoint - bookmarked! And I WISH my oldest UFO was from 2013 - lol.ReplyDelete
That's too pretty to sit unfinished! Yeah for a finish!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial and congrats on a lovely finish!ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful. Headed over to check out the tutorial now. Thanks for posting it.ReplyDelete