Friday, July 4, 2014

Scrap Jar Stars

Our quilt group recently decided to work on a quilt project to raise funds. Each of us is to make a couple of blocks that will be put together into a bed sized quilt and quilted by the members. The group decided to make the Scrap Jar Stars quilt that Amber introduced on her blog, "A Little Bit Biased". She has an excellent free tutorial that you can see HERE

The group provided the white background fabric for the blocks and our goal was to use fabrics from our stashes to make the scrappy blocks. Off I went to my sewing corner, quickly cutting into some of my pretty fabrics and in no time at all, I had made four blocks.

Two look kind of like this...


and two look kind of like this...


Putting them side by side, this is what you see...


I think I may have to make my own Scrappy Jar Stars quilt down the road.

In addition to my Jars, I finished a table runner this week. I bought the kit about a year ago and it had been in my "kit" bag since then. Out it came, and, as usual, took no time to put together. Why did I procrastinate so long? 


In my typical way, I made a bit of a change-I decided to applique the top and then quilt it, rather than use the "quilt as you go" approach.


I machine appliqued and machine quilted it in the ditch. The pattern is by Disa Designs and is one of several table runners featured in the My Runners book.


It's a great day for quilting!


27 comments:

  1. Really really love the scrappy stars.the runners book looks like a future purchase for me.xx

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  2. Your Scrap Jar Stars are beautiful and so is that runner that took you FOREVER to drag out and sew. LOL

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  3. Cute scrap jar stars - I think you'll find them quite addicting! Cute runner, too - I especially like all the background batiks!

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  4. I love those star blocks. You definitely need one of your own..

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  5. I'm so glad to see you back at that machine and getting so much accomplished. I know you still have to pace yourself, but look at all the beauties you are creating. Those blocks are stunning...scrappy is my favorite. And that table runner, oh, my goodness, how cute is that? Aren't you glad you had it stashed, and could pull it out and whip it up when the mood struck?? I so look forward to seeing the Scrap Jar Stars quilt when it's all together. What fun it will be when you all combine your different blocks!!

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  6. Those stars are so fun--so many possibilities. They would look good in any fabric combination! : )

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  7. Absolutely love your scrap jar stars!!! I may have to make some of those - I certainly have enough scraps. Isn't it fun to pull out an 'old' kit? I love having things in my stash that I can enjoy whenever. The table runner is neat. I, too, prefer to quilt after appliquéing - I think it looks better on the back. ~Jeanne

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  8. Oh I love the scrappy stars , that would make a gorgeous quilt , will have to that to my growing list . Cute runner too , congrats on the finish :-)

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  9. Your star blocks look super - that is a fun patternl Well done on pulling an old kit and it looks wonderful.

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  10. Your star blocks look fabulous and it really is a delightful tablerunner

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  11. That's a great star design for helping me use up my enormous amount of scraps. Thanks for the link. Love, love your table runner. Very cute.

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  12. You're getting so colorful, Lesley! I love it! The scrappy stars are amazing and the runner is fabulous looking!

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  13. Not sure which one I like better...the scrap jar star block or the darling runner~ loved them both!

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  14. scrappy star quilts are fun, especially when you share fabrics with friends
    I love that table runner, very nice.
    Kathie

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  15. I love that runner but am in love with the Scrap Jar Stars ... I've bookmarked Gigi's tutorial ... that's got to be high up my to-make list!!

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  16. Gorgeous scrap jar stars. I think I have the pattern saves somewhere on my computer. Love your blocks.

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  17. The Scrap Jar Stars are wonderful. I'm sure the quilt will raise a lot of money.

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  18. Great stars.That is a wonderful way to get a quilt made for your group. It will sure have some interesting fabric combinations at the end.
    Your runner is lovely. Why is it that things we put off always seem harder than they really are. Like you, I often find that when I do knuckle down and do it, it is actually quite easy. We are silly sometimes!

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  19. Your Jar Stars look wonderful. I love scrap quilts so this is one that I've marked for future (when I get my other 40 finished). lol Your table runner is very pretty and it looks easy too. It feels so good to get an old kit finished quickly.

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  20. What a great table runner! Love the stars as well!

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  21. Oh my gosh, I love love love your runner...and the blocks are wonderful

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  22. I am in love with the stars. Wish upon stars I always do. ;)

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  23. LOVE those scrappy jar stars, not to mention your runner. Looks like you've been busy...but why as I not surprised? You are soooooo good!

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  24. The scrappy stars will make a wonderful quilt! And I love the table runner too.

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  25. I really like the scrappy stars blocks. The colors just pop. And yeah to you for finishing the pretty runner.

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  26. Your scrap jar stars are lovely. Yes, I think you need to make a quilt like this for yourself. I spy a lot of Kate Spain fabrics. I have a lot of hers too. Such pretty colours she works in.

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