Monday, August 25, 2014

Scrappy Stars

Scrappy Stars
Quilt of Valor
56 x 72 inches
Yet another attempt to reduce the scraps that have been accumulating the last four years. Everything on this quilt but the sashing is from the scrap bin.

The block I used is called Broken Dishes - I used 4 inch squares to make the half-square triangles (HSTs) used in this quilt. The large blocks are 14 inches finished.

The app BlockFab is a wonderful tool for quilting. It helps size a block from 1 - 38 inches, gives cutting directions, as well as suggests blocks with which to set the blocks. It is an extremely helpful tool, but unfortunately it is only available for the iPhone. If more Droid users become aware of the app, they might encourage the designer to make it available for them, too.

14 comments:

  1. Very pretty Nancy, I love this pattern. I'll have to check out that app.

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  2. This is great!! Really like the pattern.

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  3. Gorgeous! Scrap projects are always the most satisfying.

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  4. Nancy, you are the scrap using Queen! The quilt is gorgeous. I am thinking of trying quilting and reading about how to get started. Wish me luck!

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  5. It's beautiful Nancy. I love the name of it too. You are really doing great work moving through your stash and scraps this year! I will have to send the app name to my mom. thanks for the info :)

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  6. Is this a VALOR ? it could be! I love it

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  7. Another patriotic beauty! Wouldn't a female veteran love this one?!! Such good work, Nancy.

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  8. Such a *rough* name for such a pretty pattern. I know it will make a veteran very happy one of these days.

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  9. So pretty and the tan sashing and variety of tans, beiges etc just make the blues and red look more vibrant. Much richer looking than white would have been. Love it.

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  10. Terrific! And kudos for using the scraps!

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  11. You are making such lovely treasures with your bottomless bin of scraps! That sounds like a very useful app - alas, no iphone here.

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  12. Oh, if there's an app for that... Maybe one day I will try quilting.

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