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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Joyce’s Stars!

Oh I love this lady!

Joyce ((in the pink)) was on a waiting list for my Sister’s Choice class up in Prescott.  And she was only given a day’s notice that space had opened up and she jumped right on it!  She loaded up her mini-cooper with everything she would need and made her way to spend the night with her friend who already lives in Prescott -----so excited!

And then it hit her – if she had driven her bigger vehicle – SHE could have brought me back down to the valley ---Joyce, as it turns out, lives only about a mile and a half from my dad!  Small world!

She’s told me that any time I come to visit I can have access to her featherweight, and if my feet feel the need --- I can come treadle on her treadle machine too!

Thanks to quilters far and wide ---I just never go WITHOUT!

I also love it when people bring show and tell ---it’s a fun thing to do as we are winding up lunch, getting our minds geared up for another 3 hours of sewing.  Do you see all the cute cute cute 4” scrappy stars in Joyce’s quilt?  CUTE!

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LOVE THESE!

She brought these to show me what she did after retiring….each star is as scrappy as it can be---half with dark backgrounds and light star points, half in the reverse with light backgrounds and dark star points.  This was her effort after retiring to take the time to do a quilt with many many many little pieces.

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I love the quirky combinations of florals mixed with novelties and old calicos mixed with modern brights and everything all in there to play away!  It just sparkles!

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I have some 4” stars in a box somewhere---but they were more planned, more themed, more sedate --- okay.  More BORING!  I need to pull those out and if I go really scrappy, like I knew I should have – I might salvage them into something I love like this.  How many stars?  The long rows with stars on the ends have 10 stars, the shorter alternate rows have 9 stars – you do the math!

Okay I’ll do it for you!  200 4” stars!

Way to go, Joyce!  And I certainly will take you up on your offer the next time I’m around the corner ;c)

41 comments:

  1. This quilt is so beautiful! I love small blocks and anything scrappy. Might have to make one myself! Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. Wow! That is one beautiful scrap quilt! I love how she used everything. What a great use of value. I love the use of hourglass blocks as alternate blocks, what a great setting for the stars.

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  3. And when you step back, you see the bigger Ohio stars made with the QSTs--wow!

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  4. Wow, this quilt is so, so fantastic.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  5. really really pretty and inspiring. I need to press all my scraps and start using them.

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  6. luved quilt cam last nite

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  7. what a beautiful scrappy quilt! I love it

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  8. Joyce is a wonderful lady and such an accomplished quilter! I am so glad you featured her Bonnie! I have seen pictures of her quilt...it is perfectly scrappily wonderful!

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  9. Oh Bonnie, thanks for sharing Joyce's beautiful stars quilt. It is amazing...love its scrappiness, too...Julierose

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  10. Love the quilt. Also love how the dark setting triangles make their own border. Well done!

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  11. Dear Joyce, that is one most very beautiful quilt! Awesome work!

    Quiltcam was awesome last night! Thanks Bonnie!

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  12. I absolutely love this quilt! Joyce certainly must be very proud of this creation! It is such an inspiration to all of us who think working with small pieces is such a daunting task! Look at the fantastic finish! If we get our mind set on enjoying the process, maybe more of us would make masterpieces like this!

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  13. I might try this setting with all those wonky star blocks I have! This is fabulous!

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  14. not just scrappy, uber-scrappy, and gorgeous! thanks for showing....and quilt cam sunday afternoon by chance?

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  15. That quilt is STUNNING! I love ♥♥♥ it! I think this is the quilt I;ve been saving all those little scraps for! Thank you Joyce and thank you Bonnie for doing the math.

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  16. Thanks for sharing show-n-tell with us! What an inspiration to us all to get all our little scraps together and work on something like this! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. oh, my I HAVE to do one of these...Joyce, your quilt is gorgeous! Bonnie, Ima thinkin that your travels are gonna get easier all the time...all you need to do and ask, and with all us cammies out there, you won't be in need for long! Anything we can do to help you along, so you have more time and energy for us! lol, have a great day!

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  18. OMG! That is one gorgeous quilt!!! Love, love, love it!!!

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  19. I didn't even notice the secondary star pattern until I read Lisa in Port Hope's comment - but there they are! What an amazing quilt! That is my kind of quilt - the scrappier the better.

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  20. I think Joyce should have been crowned "Queen of Scraps" for the day! What a wonderful use of color and textures! I think I may have to try one myself, but don't worry, it won't come close to this beauty!!LOL!
    Loved quilt cam last night. I got 5 drawers in my sewing studio completely re-organized! Woo-hoo! Loved hearing your treadle in motion!

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  21. OH that is a great pattern to use up all those scraps that really don't read one color and you don't know what to do with them. 4 inch stars here they come.

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  22. Wow!! That is my kind of quilt....beautiful!!!! I also enjoyed joining you, once again, on Quilt Cam!!

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  23. wow, stunning quilt, I really love it
    Cheers
    Dorothea

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  24. I love this quilt! Between seeing this and your little scrappy stars the other day, I think I have my next leader ender project decided upon! (that is once my spools are all done! I have a billion of those cut and being sewn on for now! : )

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  25. Joyce this is one awesome quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. I've been saving scraps for several years and am looking for a pattern to use them. This just might be it. I love it. Thanks for sharing it. So nice to have you home again. I was able to join you for the last half hour of cam time last night. I've missed it.

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  27. Absolutely right! This quilt sparkles. Well done Joyce, and Bonnie, thanks so much for sharing this great inspiration!

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  28. What a delightful concoction! : )

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  29. Way to go Joyce! I'm so inspired by your scrappy quilt I've pulled my Maverick Stars scraps out to sew on this evening. Your setting is inspired too. So glad you got in on the class at the last minute! Nice of you to offer to help Bonnie out with transportation and a Featherweight to use. Great QuiltCam fun last night while I re-worked five cute work aprons with a new pocket for my iPad. Bonnie, do you realize all you have to do is ask? Allow us the pleasure to return the love you lavish on us by travelling the country to spend time teaching us your scrappy ways! Hugs, Allison

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  30. Absolutely stunning quilt.
    Does Joyce have a blog? I would love to see what else she has created.... such inspiration.

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    1. Thank all of you for the incredibly kind words! No, I'm afraid I don't have a blog. I'm not that computer savvy. I'm glad you enjoyed looking at my retirement quilt. I was trying to use up a bunch of scraps. But, using one inch squares sure didn't even begin to make a dent. Guess you loose your common sense when you retire huh???

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  31. Gorgeous! I love, love, love this quilt! Sew Scrappy!!! I must not start anything new, I must not start anything new, I must not start anything new!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. I really love this quilt! Hmm-it may have to be my new leader/ender when I finish my scrappy trip quilt.

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  33. Such a great quilt. It seems like Joyce just took her time and enjoyed the process. Hmmm - maybe I should slow down and "enjoy" all my scraps? Thanks, Joyce, for sharing, and thank you Bonnie. The pictures really show up the lovely quilt. Do you two know how many quilters are now putting new leaders/enders star blocks together today????? LOL.

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  34. Do you have dimensions for cutting or a pattern name I could look up? I would love to use up all my scraps into such a creation!

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  35. I made a twin size quilt using 9" friendship stars that each have either a 3" friendship star or a 9 patch block in the center square. My friends said I was nuts to make such little blocks, it was worth the effort.
    Its all red,white and blue. It went to Wounded Warriors at Ft. Hood army base in Killeen,TX

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  36. Asolutely a gorgeous quilt Joyce, you should be very proud!!!!! Love it!!!!

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  37. That is beyond beautiful! WOW!

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  38. This is such an amazing quilt, it's inspiring!

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