All Cut Up!


So, I am moving full speed ahead with the Star Surround Quilt-a-Long. Melissa@HappyQuilting is the host and it’s not too late if you wanna join in! This weeks task was to cut up your fabrics. I decided to go with a scrappy yellow. I think I will call this quilt “You are my Sunshine”! I chose the 3 x 3 layout which will only require me to do 9 stars, baby quilt size.

Only 9 FQ’s needed along with a background fabric. I had a yellow bundle that I bought at a quilt show last year so I finally cracked her open. I decided I need to actually use some of the fabric I am buying instead of continuously buying new!!! I am using a basic white on white dot for the background, 1 1/2 yds. for that.

Melissa gave an excellent cutting diagram with some great cutting tips, especially if you are a beginner to the rotary cutter. Don’t you hate when you get the measurements for cutting, but aren’t sure how to cut to get the right amount out of the yardage you have??? When picking a pattern, I always look for a cutting diagram or make sure they spell it out for me. I would definitely recommend saving this pattern, even if you can’t make it right now.

I created a Flickr group just for the quilters I know who are participating, just so we can have a smaller group and not miss out on each others progress. So join in and share your fabrics!

By the way, if you share your progress picks you are eligible for some awesome prizes. This weeks is a gift certificate to ChristaQuilts!

What else is keeping me busy…Christmas in July. Projects are due by Friday and the expected rush is on! Here is the back…


binding it up tonight! Will share on Friday along with Block 10 of the VQB:)

Keep it Sassy


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  1. Yay! I have a feeling this quilt is going to look fresh and happy when it’s all done.

  2. I’m doing this as well. Make sure you link up your picture. That quilting looks amazing too.

  3. Your colors looks great for the QAL. Very different than mine. Hope to get my pics up soon!

  4. A sunshine quilt! What a great idea. :-). I can’t wait to see your stars.

  5. Love your fabric choices – soft and sunny, it is going to be beautiful!

  6. Rock on! You’re doing great work. I LOVE the yellows!

  7. True story: I was multitasking by reading your post and singing to my 3 year old “you are my sunshine” and came across that part in your post. Haha!!! Love that you are going super scrappy!! I’ve already joined your Flickr group and will add my pic in a bit. I will now go back to serenading my little girl. ;)

  8. I love the name you picked, how fun!! Your fabrics are just lovely. And how cool is it that you are making your own flickr group, so fun!!

  9. Jennifer @ Glinda Quilts says:

    Those yellows really are happy and summery colours and I love your quilting flowers – very pretty :)

  10. Pretty quilting on the back of that quilt! Can’t wait to see the front.

  11. Lovely little stack of sunshine there! This looks like a fun quilt and i can’t wait to see it in your sunny bunch of fabrics! And gorgeous quilting!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I’ve got my fat quarters picked out. Hope to get them cut tonight. I love those yellows, so pretty and “summery” : )

  13. Can’t wait to see the star quilt coming together! The back of the other quilt is very pretty! Love the thin lines…so even!!!

  14. I love the yellows – I always feel excited when somebody is doing something in yellows! And your quilting looks just too beautiful :^)

  15. Looks like it’s going to be beautiful!

    I keep seeing this project on people’s blogs today (while going through WIP Wednesday posts) and it’s SO making me want to join in even though I REALLY don’t need to start another project!

  16. what a perfect name for a scrappy yellow quilt! It’s going to look amazing. Can’t wait to see more progress pics.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday, Paula!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  17. That’s going to be one beautiful quilt…any baby recipient in mind?! x

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