Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Scrappy Quilt Progress and Uncle's Handwarmers

 I've been making some progress with my Bright Stars patchwork quilt.

I laid out a couple of blocks to make sure the star pattern works with so many light and dark scraps....and it does! 

See the half star at the top!

I've sewn lots of 4 patch units....

Lots of half square triangles using the Magic 8 Method (see here).....

......and I've made 5 blocks...laid out together here to show the pattern.....

On the knitting front, I've just finished some green handwarmers.....

...they're for my Uncle Brian's birthday......

The pattern is very easy...you can find it here.

Thanks for visiting!

Maggie xx


  1. You have made lot of patchwork pieces!! Love the colorful fabric prints:)

  2. Pretty quilt, I like the flower pattern and use it all the time.

    Beautiful last picture with the handwarmers on the quilt!

  3. Hi Maggie, the quilt is gorgeous! I have had a few scrappy quilt thoughts lately too. Now I wish I had brought some fabric I spotted in the RSPCA. Yours is very clever. Lovely wrist warmers too. He will love them. X

  4. Love the wrist warmers what a great gift. The fabric for the quilt is a real delight.

  5. A grandeza dos amigos são como as flores raras: sua magnitude fica para sempre.
    (Cristina Beloni)
    Obrigada por compartilhar comigo este 2º aniversário do blog Algodão Tão Doce !!!!
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

  6. I really love your Bright Stars patchwork quilt, I pinned it so I can remember to make one...

  7. You've been busy making wonderful things! I love both!

  8. How have I missed so many of your posts? I know there for a bit I was having problems getting to you but whoever or whatever fixed it and I'm so glad! I have to catch up though! LOL! I like how you are showing the different steps to putting your quilt together. It always seems like such a big project and it is but you make it sound more enjoyable by doing a little bit at a time.

  9. Oh, the hand knit mitts are great and I want to make a pair for my son as he was out the other day replacing headlights on his sister's car and got frost bite on the tops of his hands. Those would leave his fingers free but at least give him some protection. They live in Iowa, U.S. and it is bitter cold there.


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