Stars and Pinwheel QAL–Block 1 – Indian Star

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Susan at Desert Sky Quilting is hosting a block-of-the-month quilt-along featuring stars and pinwheels.  The first block is Indian Star – an easy but interesting block offered in two options.  The first option is using squares and half-square triangles; the second option has flying geese patches.

Since I have back problems and don’t make large quilts any longer, I’m participating in this quilt-along by using each block as I make it into something I can use at home or into a project that will make a nice gift.  I made the blocks in both versions.

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I used the first block to make a book bag for carrying my requisite 4-books-at-a-time back and forth to the library.  The back of the bag includes a vintage embroidery piece adapted from an old coloring book.

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The second version was made into a project box which I designed to set on my sewing table with pockets on the inside to hold instructions and other essentials along with the fabric for the project.  I lined the bag with medium-weight canvas and added stiff interlining so the bag will set upright.

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The embroidered panel is from one I found on the internet and good for me since I do almost all of my quilting on the machine.

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This promises to be a fun quilt-along and Susan is meticulous about her instructions which makes everything easy and enjoyable.  Hope you’ll join us here.

 

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

7 thoughts on “Stars and Pinwheel QAL–Block 1 – Indian Star”

  1. Lillian, I think I like your blocks better than mine! What great ways you used them, too. I love the embroidery blocks you put on the back of each project. What fun to combine two loves. Thanks for posting your blocks.

  2. What a great idea of using each block in a separate project. I love your bags, and the embroidery is such a nice touch! The quilt squares look great with those pretty fabrics!

  3. Very nice, Lillian, and a good use of individual blocks. I gave up making large quilts some time ago. It is just too expensive now to make large quilts, glad I made some when I was younger and could wrestle all that fabric around. Totes always make such a nice gift.

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