Here a Star, There a Star!

It’s fun to spend time sewing with friends. On Monday I spent all day and evening as a day camper with friends on a quilting retreat. Late in the afternoon, I pulled out my Star for the Day and found a place to sit and do a bit of handwork. Kathleen took a break from her sewing machine and joined me. We chatted as we stitched, sharing Star-A-Day stories. Kathleen is making her tiny stars with the English Paper Piecing method, they are scrappy, happy and perfect.

Kathleen's English Paper Pieced stars

Kathleen’s English Paper Pieced stars

Across the room, Christy finished sewing some of her stars together and Amy had her first three done, as did Kaye.

Christy's first section.

Christy’s first section

Amy's first three stars

Amy’s first three stars

Kaye is going for a Star-A-Month so with three completed she is ahead for the year!

Kaye is going for a Star-A-Month so with three completed she is ahead for the year!

There were stars over here and stars over there.

Christy's stars. She is using a uniform background throughout.

Christy’s stars. She is using a uniform background throughout.

Not everyone on the retreat is making tiny stars. Deanna was working on eight pointed stars too, but in a more reasonable 12″ size.

Deanna's 12" Star made with the Tucker Trimmer Ruler

Deanna’s 12″ Star made with the Tucker Trimmer Ruler

Although not on retreat with the rest of us, I snapped these photos of my Weds Sewing friends’ star blocks.

Kathy's is working from her scrap basket. Anything goes!

Kathy is working from her scrap basket.

Kathy's stack of stars, 27 blocks high! Many were stitched on the deck of a cruise ship!

Kathy’s stack of stars, 27 blocks high! Many were stitched on the deck of a cruise ship!

 

Nancy's red, cream and blue stars

Nancy’s red, cream and blue stars

It was the first time so many of us who are making tiny stars had been together in a group, so it was fun to share the insanity. As we laughed and stitched it didn’t seem like such a crazy idea after all.

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