Sew Starry - Finished!

My first bigger-than-a-wall-hanging (even though it's...a wall hanging) finish of 2012!
There were four size options - I, of course, chose none of them. Mine is 40x40, made from 2" squares.
 The fabric is three colorations of Felicity's Stash by Makower, and two colors of unknown thread fabric. They match pretty well, so they could be from the same line, but I only had fat quarters without the proper selvage.
I decided to go orderly instead of random in my placement. If you decide to do this, use the coloring page here. I used a lot more reds, especially in the points.
{Obligatory Oklahoma Wind Shot}
I did the quilting myself - cross-hatching in the star, radiating lines in the corners, crossing lines in the triangles. It's very dense for me, and I very much like it. In fact, I keep staring at my husband's Steeler's quilt and imagining the quilting I could add. He thinks I'm staring at him.
The back is plain muslin, and I'm not showing a picture because I haven't buried my threads yet.
It will be hung on the wall in my sewing studio, which is almost set up to the point I'm ready to share the full thing. Almost. I need to vacuum first.
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WiP/FMC - Stomach Bug (Redux)

I just...hate stomach bugs. That is all. I'm going to bleach my house and take a nap now.
Sew Starry is still my Fifteen Minute Challenge - poor thing! I thought I'd be done by now, but the quilting is taking longer than I thought.
{It's dark and dreary and rainy today. Sorry about the pictures.}
All the sides are done and I'm slowly cross-hatching the star. I quilted fifteen minutes every day except Saturday (Pinewood Derby) and Tuesday (stomach bug.)

 Big Blue is finished and off to the quilter's!

Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - 5/9 blocks - nada this week
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 3/36 (new blocks to work on)
Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - I've been posting this sucker for more than a month and none of you noticed the second block in the third row is wrong? ;)
Made in Cherry - see above
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - trying to plan out the directional prints in this one

WiP/FMC - Big Blue

Seriously. 91x101", and I haven't even added the borders yet.
I'm dreading the borders - this sucker is HEAVY and pulls a lot at the machine. And all the pins are stabby (but so worth it for those perfect points. And I am not usually a pinner.) I'm very thankful this one is going to a professional for quilting.
Poor Sew Starry stayed as my Fifteen Minute Challenge quilt due to the time spent on Big Blue
I quilted one side section each on Wednesday-Friday, drew in the rest of the lines on Saturday, watched the Giants kick the Patriots' butts on Sunday (oh, is that not sewing related?), and continued quilting Monday-Tuesday.
I like the side pieces, but I'm not really sure how I want to quilt the inside of the star. I have a couple more fifteen minute sessions before I decide.
Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - 5/9 blocks - nada this week
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 3/36 (caught up so far)
Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - all the Ohio Stars are assembled. Filling in the blue as Big Blue's leaders and enders.
Made in Cherry - see above :)
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - nada (did I mention how BIG Big Blue is? And how time consuming BIG is?)
Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 16
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Sunday Stash Report - Week 6

Well, since we're into a new month, it's about time to say goodbye to the black, right? And I did it so spectacularly, too.
Three yards of Kona White, one yard of the turtles for burp rags, two yards of the purple batik for a t-shirt quilt.
Quilt store had a Super Bowl sale... That's two yards of Sandy Gervais (Merry & Bright, Zippity Doo Dah), 1/2 yard of flannel gingerbread men, a three yard kit, and seven fat quarters.
Won a giveaway on Sarcastic Quilter. Eleven fat quarters, plus pins, a cute quilt notebook, and a pattern kit.
And speaking of giveaways, I won these from Heather a while back and forgot to post about them! Don't they look great in my kitchen?
I also bought and used one yard of Kona Tarragon for Sew Starry. Which, the top is finished and I'm working on the quilting, so at least I can count the top out!
(Is that Yoda green? Yes, yes it is.)
Used this Week: 2.0
Used Year to Date: 4.25
Added this Week: 17(!!)
Added Year to Date: 18.25
Net Used for 2012: (14) yards

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WiP/FMC - Seeing Stars

Big progress on the star quilts on my list this week. In fact, if you consider Swoon a star, that's pretty much all I did.
First, for the Fifteen Minute Challenge, I pieced together Sew Starry's remaining points on Wednesday-Friday, pieced the two middle sections together and figured the math for the solid pieces on Saturday, cut the solid on Sunday, and pieced it together Monday-Tuesday.
How easy is that? Fifteen minutes a day for two weeks, and I have a wall hanging for my sewing nook. That still needs to be quilted... Or maybe a border first?

I have seven rows finished on my sister's Hunter's Star - and more importantly, I cut 120" strips for borders. Continuously. It was a little terrifying - if I slipped up, I would have ruined a LOT of border. But I didn't, and I'm close to the assembly stage!

{lots of trimmings}

Quilt-Alongs:

Fat Quarter Stars - 5/9 blocks - #5 redone this week - my original had too much print. I replaced it with neutral and, eh. It's okay. It's just not very exciting. Maybe the quilt will need a not-very-exciting star.
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 3/36 (caught up so far)

LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 - 10/12 blocks

Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - almost all of the Ohio Stars assembled!