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Thursday, August 25, 2011

A stellar evening...

I have finally drawn up a plan for the quilt I am making for my friend Bruce who is fighting bone cancer in America.  he is mad keen on the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys so that means five point stars and baseball and football. 

I am making 12 paper pieced star blocks - 6 baseball ones and 6 football ones. let me tell you - I am no paper-piecing offianado so these blocks are a challenge but I am getting there. I have all the pieces cut out, labelled and separated into bags. Just the sewing to do.
 Once I get all the paper piecing done I will get started on the other blocks I am throwing in. there will be two blocks featuring the Dallas Cowboys helmet and two featuring the NY logo.  These are embroidered panels I bought on ebay. 
I am also going to do some churn dash blocks and some simple blovks featuring some Dallas Cowboys Fabric.  I looked everywhere for some New York Yankees fabric but there was none anywhere except on ebay and that was ridiculously expensive!

I haven't decided what the sashing will be yet nor what the border will be - that can come later!

Till next time.....happy stitching!


  1. What a special quilt you are making! I saw your baseball stars earlier and the football stars should be neat also!

  2. I am looking forward to seeing your progress on this special quilt!

  3. I am sure it will be a very special quilt to him, it is looking great.

  4. Looks like a great plan!! I am looking forward to seeing your progress ... not to mention, the final product!

  5. Amazing!! you are so creative!! I am sure he will really enjoy this and appreciate the thought and care that went into it.

  6. It's coming along quite quickly and the fabric's are just great xxx

  7. Look's like you have Bruce's quilt coming along nicely. I like the way you are designing it.

  8. Maybe some quilter will see what you need and find it in their stash. Wish I had some to send.

  9. It's a great plan. I so rarely attempt a plan...fly by the seat of my britches instead! lol I hope you find the fabric you need and will keep a look out. Here in the Deep South, we may have a few fans so there may be some Cowboys fabric around.

  10. I am sure Bruce will appreciate your caring gesture; hope he overcomes his illness.


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