Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boxy Stars Update

Do you remember when I first showed you this photo?  It is a quilt called "Boxy Stars", and it is a free pattern on Bonnie Hunter's website,  I fell in love with pattern when I saw it, and so decided to do a version of it for the Saddle Up.  As I've mentioned before, each year our family volunteers to help with a Saddle Up Trail Ride to benefit the kids at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  This trail ride is sponsored by DD Kristin's father-in-law, owner of Skyline Stables.  Check out their website for photos and information about the day.  My part of volunteering is to make 4 or more quilts to be raffled off during the day.  It has become a very popular fund raiser, and the rider's have embraced the idea.

This is one of the quilts that I made in 2008 for the Saddle Up quilts.  Many times I use scraps from other projects to complete these quilts.  So, when I began thinking about what to do for this year's Saddle Up, I turned to my stash to find what I had to use.  A year or so ago, I made bandanas for the kennel with some bright pink and turquoise bandana fabrics.  And, I don't throw much away.  So I pulled them out, and began cutting strips for the boxy stars quilt.

This is the first block I made with the Boxy Stars pattern.  I love the look of this block.  I plan to stash it with a black/white small print, and think it will look pretty sharp.  But there's a catch.  I have a really nice sized piece of the pink left, but after doing six blocks I have no more turquoise.  And since the fabric is from 2006, I've not been able to locate anymore.   However, in my stash I have a piece of blue from a Mary Engelbreit collection.  The girls have all weighed in, and they feel that this will do fine in the quilt.  I'll just do six blocks with the pink and the new blue and alternate the blocks.

And finally, here's the light blue with the finished block.  I think it will be OK.  And hopefully will get a block done with it tomorrow.  What's your opinion?


Pat said...

I can recall the boot quilt from seeing it on your blog in the past. LOVE what you are doing with the boxy stars quilt!!!!

JustCindy said...

I have to agree with the girls. This quilt is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see more pics of it.