Thursday, August 2, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop

 It is finally time for my Think Christmas Blog Hop Post!!

I just love making Christmas quilts and Christmas projects.  Just being able to think of cooler weather helped me get through the hot August day here in South Carolina.

So here we go.........
Christmas Star 2012

I used fabric that I had in my stash to do the Christmas Star.  It is one of the first projects that I have designed on my EQ7 software.  The block finishes at 12-inches.  I originally designed this block to be a single 12 inch block.  Then after playing with the design I decided to make four 6-inch blocks (finished) and combine them to make another design.  


 Below is the first quarter of the block.......fun.....fun....fun.
 The four quarters sewn together and ready to piece into my Christmas Star.
 And now the finished block.  I love the beautiful double star that is formed by piecing four blocks together.  This will definately have a special place in my holiday decorating. 
Thanks to Lesley and Madame Sam for having me participate in the Think Christmas Blog Hop.  I have enjoyed the hopping!!

Don't forget to check out all of the other bloggers who are posting today as well.  So much inspiration!

North Hills Quilter
Luv2Sew
Quilty Doo Dads
The Raspberry Rabbits
Charise Creates
Traveling Quilter
Nancy B at That Other Blog
Selina Quilts

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop......Happy Quilting,
Shelia



70 comments:

Judith said...

Shelia, Beautiful Star in Red White and Green! Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

Sheila said...

Beautiful, I love how it forms a star in a star! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its a beautiful star! thanks for sharing.

Lv2sew2011 said...

Awesome Star and the colors were great too!

hueisei said...

Beautiful star block! Thanks for sharing!

Lesley said...

Sheila, your block is absolutely gorgeous! The fabrics are so crisp and bright and look wonderful together. Your piecing is perfection! Love the block in the table frame...very inviting! Thanks so much for participating and enjoy the hop!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Beautiful block! Someday I will figure out EQ and maybe be able to make a wonderful block like yours!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your star!! Thanks so much for showing us how to make it!

Susie Q said...

Hi Sheila love the block and the colours are great. Susie x

Zuzan said...

Wonderful Christmas Star, Sheila.

Fiesta said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your pics.

Debbie said...

Beautiful block....great job, girl.

Cindy Staub said...

Your Christmas Block is beautiful! Happy quilting!

Cliodana said...

great block, thank's for sharing. have a nice blog hop and hope to see you on my blog sunday

Aurea said...

Very pretty block, another I would like to make. Thank you for submitting it. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Aurea said...

I just love this tree. I have to make it. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Rosa said...

Great block.Another in my to do list.

Sheila said...

Fantastic block , really like how it formed the double star , thanks for sharing .

StitchinByTheLake said...

How pretty - I love the way that came together when you used four blocks. blessings, marlene

Jessisca Lenderman said...

Your Christmas Star are awesome ... thankyou for the inspiration : ) Merry Merry Christmas!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning....Sheila...no matter how many times I see this block...it always boggles my mind the impact it has on me...loves this block..looks like points are floating..cool!

Mommarock said...

I do love this block!

pinsandneedles said...

Just love secondary design that pop when you put together blocks! Well done!

Sandra said...

Your Christmas star is just beautiful. Red, green and white just really captures you. Great job on the secondary star. Thank you for sharing and making the Think Christmas blog hop even more special and fun.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Purl Buttons said...

Love the star! Inspiring.

Bonny said...

Pretty pretty - your block is a hard one to put together - but you make it look so easy!

Needled Mom said...

That is a gorgeous block!

Jennifer Gail said...

Wow that turned out nice. Very showey. Is that a word?

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Love the blocks and how they form a star...thanks for sharing!

Carrie P. said...

Star blocks are perfect for Christmas. thanks for sharing.

Sandra Kaye said...

Very striking block!!! Love quilts with a lot of small pieces. Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

Connie said...

Beautiful block! Thanks for sharing and isn't it fun to play in EQ!

sandra said...

Beautiful Christmas Star, thanks for sharing.

Peggy H. said...

One of my favorite blocks!

Aggiequilter said...

Love your block, thanks for sharing!

Bud and Marsha said...

All those HSTs!!!! How very, very effective.

tink's mom said...

Love the block, never would have quessed that it was built in 4 doable pieces, thanks so much. Will definetly give it a shot

Just Carol said...

That's a really beautiful block--love it! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow! Your little block is complicated. Thanks for breaking it down for us. I saw your post about your ring. I hope you got it fixed. Before I was married, many years ago, I wore a ring that was my grandmother's and had a stone that was set in a similar way to yours. I don't know if I'm a klutz, but I kept knocking it against everything, so I decided when I got married that I just wanted a band. So I found a decorative band and I've never had problems since.
Every time the weather comes on the news, I pay attention to all the places who are experiencing extreme weather this summer as out here in CA it's been pretty mild. We are thinking of you and how difficult it must be to carry on a normal life under unusual conditions.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your block is gorgeous! It's perfect for Christmas!!

Sharon Dawn said...

I love your star...and you created it yourself! Very cool!!
Thanks for sharing it!

Marcia W. said...

This is a beautiful block and it does come together to make a wonderful star. Thanks for sharing your work.

MoeWest said...

Christmas Star is a beautiful block! I'm adding it to my to-do list.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love the 4 together. They look so elegant!

Quilt n Queen said...

Awesome star block...looks great on the table frame. Thanks for sharing in the hop!! Happy stitching!

Ruth Ann said...

Your block turned out great. Don't you love what happens when you play around with placement and make something new!

Ariane said...

Your block is beautiful!!!

evelyn said...

Beautiful! The 6 inch block is nice on its own, but , wow, the four together is awesome!

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful block I love the star.

maggie said...

Great looking block. so pretty.
Thanks for sharing
cheers
maggie

VickiT said...

Wow. You created a beautiful quilt design. Awesome.

Nancy Biggs said...

Lots of work in your Christmas star! You working women amaze me. I didn't begin quilting until after I retired. Good thing!!!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Beautiful double star! Thanks for sharing!

ytsmom said...

Love this blog, especially the way it is constructed.

Gmama Jane said...

Your block is lovely with lots of piecing! Great job!! I read some of your other posts and I laughed about the man cave. My husband's name is Roger also and we are in the process of upgrading what we call his *man cave* since he has recently reetired. His man cave is in the large barn building on our small farm.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

auntdebbiequilts said...

Beautiful block! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie
http://travelingquilter.blogspot.com/

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Stars are my favorite and yours is beautiful! I
I can't wait to make a mini like yours. Thanks for sharing your project with us.

Michele said...

Very nice indeed.

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL BLOCKS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

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QuiltSue said...

What a lovely double star. Thank you for showing it to us.

Darla said...

I've had so much fun on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing. Your star is beautiful.

lynaeve said...

I love the block

Abbigail said...

I love your Christmas star block. It would make a beautiful quilt!

deborah said...

Very nice! Thank you!

Kimberly Cassie said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

Gorgeous star block!

Maria Kievit said...

Love your Christmas star! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

This is a very pretty star. thanks for sharing.
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