Saturday, June 21, 2008

Scrappy Stars Renamed...Center Finished

Lo, and behold...a mostly finished quilt top! This pattern is called "Scrappy Stars", but I had to rename it considering that I have lots of scrappy star quilts already. I think Zigzag Stars will be the new name for this. It still needs a thin inner and wide outer border to be complete, but this is a great start! It measures 68" square now. The original pattern only had 3 rows of blocks, but bigger is better here at the ole homestead. If you want to see past posts about this, search for "scrappy stars".

Just got some great news. My family will be "house sitting" for one of my husband's cousins for a week in July. They have a large in-ground pool (that's a big plus for us), and we can use their house for housing. It would cost a fortune for our family to pay for temporary housing for a week (hotel, condo, cabin--you name it!). So this is a huge blessing for us. We will be close to my WH's family, so we will be visiting with them as well.

~Joan

6 comments:

dot said...

This is a really neat quilt. I like it a lot.

sarah, rsm said...

The quilt is beautiful ... and congrats on the "vacation" house! Don't you just love it when something like that falls into your lap? ENJOY!!

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

As for a name for the quilt, I keep hearing "Ziggy Stardust" but never could remember whether that was a character that a rock star "did" or whether it was what one named his child... guess I wasn't into that kinda thing but the name stuck in my head. I love how the secondary pattern of an overall zig-zag is what you see, instead of the individual blocks, which I had to make my eyes slow down and focus on, to see what one individual block looked like!
Great quilt - really!!!!!

Have fun on your trip - sounds like a fun time is in the works. Isn't it wonderful how God blesses us, when we least expect it?

lyn said...

Hi Joan, you have done a lovely job on piecing the Zigzag quilt. Enjoy your house sitting, it is always good to have a change of scenery, every once in a while. Warmest Regards Lyn

Libby said...

Your quilt looks great - no matter what you call it *s*

Michelle said...

I agree with Libby...no matter what you call it, it's beautiful. Love those Thimbleberries fabrics!