Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sewing Stars!

Hi everyone!

This weekend has been a great weekend for sewing! The boys have been hanging out with their Aunt and Grandma a lot which has given me some quiet time….Awesome!

And for some reason when Hubby isn’t here I get soooo much more stuff done! For example yesterday I had swept and mopped the floors, done the dishwasher, started the clothes washer and was ready to sew by about 9am….that is unbelievable!

So on Friday I was sitting looking at my sewing stuff thinking “I am so frustrated because I want to sew quilts but I get caught up making little things” so I started a quilt that has been waiting for some lovin’ for months…


The book is Sarah Fielke’s Quilting From Little Things. This box of fabric has been tucked away for ages so it was great untying the jelly roll and getting started!

That was Friday and this is where I am at today as of about 1pm…


It is kinda hard to see but there are 11 full stars and 2 half stars here all done! Yay!


One jelly roll wasn’t enough so I added 20 more strips from my stash….makes it a bit more scrappy!

Did you know Kate Spain’s selvages say “For Personal Use Only”….so does that mean I can’t use the scraps in my notebook covers? And what if I wanted to sell the quilt when it is finished? Found this out over here – Leah has written an awesome post on copyright, well worth a read!

BTW….don’t the tiles look great?! So much more cleaner looking!

I stopped working on the quilt so that I could get some looong overdue bee blocks done.

Feb blocks QCA bee 2

These are Waverlee’s for February in the QCA Bee #2. Can you tell I am desperate for a new camera? This one is taking shocking photos.

Seems I am a bit of a chatter box today!

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Kristy QP said...

The stars are looking great so far! What a fun happy quilt that will be :)

Re: the copyright thing. I emailed Moda about a year ago to check if it was okay to sell items made from their fabric and received this reply:

You may use Moda fabrics in any items made for sale or donation. No special permission is needed.

So that makes it a bit confusing if it's saying on the selvages that it's for personal use only (I haven't seen that yet myself - though I am aware of it on the licenced fabrics). What a nightmare copyright is!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

WOW so much progress and yes those tiles look fantastic. As for the coyright, there is a lot of talk about it at the moment due to the "issue" between one fabric designer and a publishing company and if I am understanding what is being written it has all started because someone was selling bags with this designers fabric design on it but I'm not sure if they were using her fabric or if they had copied it ??? Sorry no help really but I do love your new quilt :o) hugs xx

Jess said...

I love, love, love your stars! That's one of the quilts I love in Sarah's book - its going to be gorgeous!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'd be very afraid to use any Kate Spain fabrics anymore. After the threat of lawsuits, it just isn't worth it. There are just too many other fabrics out there that don't say that. If you don't want your fabrics to be used, then just don't make them. Love the stuff you've done.

Elyte said...

Congratulations for getting so much done. Looking very, very nice.

Toni Searle said...

oh my goodness, that is heaps! I am hoping to get some sewing done during the holidays. By the way, Caty adores her book cover.

Karen 'n Chris said...

Its strange isn't it. DH goes away and suddenly you have so much more time to do the things that are really important. Mine is away this week and I have so much planned and absolutely no schedule.
Your stars are gorgeously stripey yummy-ness and the tiles are wonderful. So easy to look after.
Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

I stumbled across your blog today and saw your Scrappy Stars! I have spent the last two days piecing my top together! Oh my, what a headache! I will watch with interest to see how you get on with yours!

Kerri said...

your stars are beautiful!! the quilt is going to so fabulous when done!!

kate spain said...

Wow, i love those beautiful stars you made! Really nice job! Also just wanted to let you know that none of my selvages have any indication that the fabric is "for personal use only". Not to worry! You are free to make whatever you'd like and even sell it if you wish. Sew to your heart's content. You do beautiful work! xo, kate