Wednesday, 19 March 2014

More Soy Amado blocks

I had great fun making 5 more Soy Amado blocks for Alison ( Little Island Quilting ).

This time I went with Scrappy Stars, combining Crumb Blocks ( Bonnie Hunter style ) with the Wonky Stars of Gwen Marston.  Really please with the result. 
This time I added a bigger border so that after quilting I could trim them to exactly 12.5" square.

I did a little machine quilting and then hand quilted around the star shape with a mauve/purple variegated Perle Cotton.

Here they are:

And here is my favourite one:
Can you see the funky cats peering out of the centre?
I love making Crumb Blocks, using really tiny bits of fabric.  I have a whole tin full of them back in the UK, probably 80 or so, and now have a little stash here in New Zealand too.  I couldn't get a 4" square ruler at our nearest NZ Quilt Shop so bought a 4.5" instead which has worked very well.
Do take a look at littleislandquilting.blogspot and perhaps make a block or two for Alison's excellent project.
I was thrilled to find some of my first blocks in two quilts:  Soy Amado 6 ( littleislandquilting.blogspot/2014/03/soy-amado-no-6 )


  1. I love your wonderful stars. I went discovering the soy amado project, because the spanish title was not ordinary...I didn't know it. Great project.
    It is always a pleasure to follow your blog, you have so often bright ideas with scraps.

  2. Thank you, Helena. I do love scraps, bright colours and making something from nothing much at all! I love the quilts Alison is making from the donated blocks, just the sort of quilts I love. And I am sure the children receiving the quilts will love them too.

  3. Wow I love these scrap blocks so much

    1. Thank you. Fun to make and great to know they will help Alison to make some super quilts

  4. Hi Linda, I love those Crumb Star blocks, they're so bright and cheery. The peeking cats are particularly cute!! Thank you for leaving such wonderful comments on my blog!! Normally I would reply to your comments via email but your blogger settings are set to No Reply.