Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wish Upon A Star

Some Star Gazing

I want to thank Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this wonderful idea for a Blog Hop.  Who doesn't like stars or want to be a star?

I've made a lot of star blocks and star quilts during my quilting years - a favorite and classic you can't go wrong with.  So for the hop I thought I would work something small.


I started out playing with some scraps (my candy) for strattas and made them into sashing set with star corner stones.  This became a table runner, but I sold this right after finishing with no photos of the completed piece.


Then I had to present  a program at my quilt guild's meeting on making journal/book covers.  I decided I would use one of my demo pieces for the Star Hop.  I have a granddaughter who is quite the shining star.  Actually all my props were to make final pieces for my grands.


There are a lot of tutorials and U-Tubes for making these and very easy to do.  You just need the size journal/book and selection of fabrics (great for scraps) and you are off.  I chose to use the basic Composition Book as my grands like to write and draw in these.  These are for my grandsons - one who is in to computer coding/design right now and the other hiking mixed with bird watching.  His favorite bird is the cardinal and how great I had just the right scraps for these.


They really look like a table runner with the initial unit finished.  I used up my scraps from a collection of Coton & Steel  from my 30 Blocks in 30 Days quilt.  Hannah loves all things princess, but I didn't have anything like that in my stash/scraps.  So I hope she likes the ponies and pastels.


I'll tuck some extra items to go with each notebook and I hope my shining stars enjoy their journals during summer vacation.

Please be sure to visit all of today's Stars

May 23





 I have a give away for all you shining stars.  Two scissor fobs:  one with a kitty and scissor/thread charm and the other with heart and spools block charm.  I will pull two winners on May 26.  Be sure I can contact you and I will ship out of state.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

58 comments:

  1. love the note book covers they will make great gifts thank-you
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  2. What sweet gifts for the grandchildren. I need to make these for my nieces.

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  3. love your covers. how fun. and thanks for a giveaway opportunity.

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  4. What a cool idea, and a fun way to use up those stars, for those little stars!! :)

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  5. What fun gifts for the grands! I'll bet they'll be recording lots of sweet memories.

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  6. What a great idea for your grandchildren! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  7. Love those journal covers! I wish I would have known about quilting when I was in grade school....quilted book covers would have been so much nicer than the paper bags I used! :-)

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  8. I love the journal covers and I think my grands would too!

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  9. Ohhhh, they will love them. Great idea!

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  10. Great projects, the journal covers are fun, I love how you can personnalize them.

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  11. I love the table runner idea of strip sashing and stars in the corners! And of course the journal covers are too cute and know the kids will love them.

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  12. Stars are my favorite blocks. The notebook covers are adorable.

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  13. You make so many lovely things! The notebooks covers are fabulous, and I like that star quilt you showed at the top of the post.

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  14. Both of your star projects are very beautiful. I love the little star points in the sashing, and the notebook cover is so pretty with the horses fabric.

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  15. Hi Sharon,
    What wonderful journal covers you made! I have been wanted to dip my toes into this area. I have two bosses who are biking enthusiasts and I found some perfect fabrics for a journal cover or two! Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  16. Your "shining stars" will love those beautiful covers, I'm sure! Journal writing has always been important to me, so it's nice to see you giving the grandkids something to write in. You really shined on this one, Sharon, and I'm so glad you shared it with us. Thanks for hopping with the stars today!

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  17. The table runner looks like it was a winner, I can see why it was gone before you had pictures. Your grands should love their covers. The fussy cut star center is perfect.

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  18. Great journal covers! Very creative.

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  19. Ohhh, I love that candy strata you did. What a great scrap buster! I've got a roll that I've been piecing for years...

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  20. This hop is 'sew' fun and I'm getting inspired again. I lost interest in quilting after my husband had heart surgery in March, but I'm gradually getting back into it. These hops sure help. Thanks.

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  21. I really like those star stratas. So beautiful someone bought it up right away. Those notebook covers are great also.

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  22. these are so pretty. i am sure they will be loved.

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  23. What an awesome idea. They are great.

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  24. I need to make Notebook covers for my Granddaughters coming to Grandma Quilt Camp. Thanks for sharing. I Love Stars.

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  25. Love your notebooks with their covers :) You did a great job... and they will come in handy! xx

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  26. Whoops I put my first comment on the wrong post by accident. Your project is lovely and I’d love to win your giveaway.

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  27. My grands are my stars to, all 22 of them

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  28. I think the pony block is cute. She should love it!

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  29. Great star projects. I really like the first one, but they must be smaller than I thought if it's a table runner. The second one will be well appreciated, I think. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Both are great fobs!

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  30. I really like the journal ideas. And the star is my favorite. your grands will love then. But I did not know any were that old.

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  31. I journal regularly, so the idea of a journal cover caught my attention. I also enjoy creating scrappy pieces to use in smaller projects. And a bonus of a sweet giveaway - your post perked me up today. Thanks

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  32. I always love all your work!

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  33. Journal covers are a great idea and a star for a star is perfect.

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  34. I love both your projects. The scrappy strips and star sashing is just awesome. I did a non scrappy on my very first quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Your stars are delightful. And what great ideas for extra blocks! Thanks for sharing this.

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  36. The cardinals, what a wonderful choice, and pale and ponies, another winner. The grands down here are so appreciative of anything from a Gran, guess yours will be thrilled with these.

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  37. Journals are great for new grass. I bed that tabletopper was a stunner.

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  38. I love this quilt idea.You could use scraps up...I have my scraps on rolled printing paper like bonnie hunter does..hmmmm will have to remeber this.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  39. Such a wonderful idea. Love the journals.

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  40. Cute Journal Cover... I love the sashing stars too. =Can never go wrong with scraps. Both are beautiful Sharon!

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  41. What a great idea!
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  42. I adore the journal cover idea. My heart is with any grandchild and I especially like the coding grandchild since I was a coding nerd myself. When I was pregnant with my son, 41 years ago, I was carrying around a full tray plus of punch cards. I loved every minute of it. With your generous giveaway, you want to make sure, we all feel like stars.

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  43. I LOVE that scrappy star quilt. I will have to remember that design. The journal cover always makes such a great gift.

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  44. Great idea to make journal covers!!! I would never have thought of that. That's why I like participating in and reading hop posts as it gets me thinking outside the box. Thanks for your inspiration. I hope the grands love those journal covers! kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  45. I love your journal covers and they do make great presents. I think I'll make a couple as prizes for use at Brownies. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  46. What a great idea. Love your journal covers.

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  47. The journals are such a fun project! Great inspiration!

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  48. Your journal cover is beautiful!

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  49. Sharon! How lovely your journal covers are and great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing them 😊😊

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  50. Great idea for summer journals! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Your notebook covers look awesome! I love scrappy projects and using them up.

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  52. I like the journal covers. That might be a good idea for birthday gifts for my troop next year.

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