Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Plainfield 3, Design Wall & More Stars

It's been a busy week . . .

I finished the 3rd NJ sampler block. Reverse applique was the way to go for those circles. 

Three blocks done. 

I'm determined to get through two drawers of scraps. . .

. . . cutting 1-1/2" x 3" pieces and making 4-patches in the strip method shown on Repro Quilt Lover's blog here. Took a while to get into the rhythm but they sure go a lot faster than sewing individual squares. The finished blocks are 4".

I'm thinking about using this fabric for the alternate blocks but that could change at any moment :)

So here's everything on my design wall. I'm also cutting 2-1/2" squares for the tumblers at the top. Thanks to my friend Rachel for getting me started on this project :) 

Quercitron stars from last week.


Never heard of Quercitron? Me neither! You can read about it on Barbara B.'s blog here

Have a great week!

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Never heard !! But Barbara is here to teach them all about these colors !
    And your Quercitron stars are cute !!
    Love love love your scrap quilt and your blocks red/white are simply awesome .....
    Hugs !

  2. Great stars this week. I'm beginning to see how limited my stash of repros really is. I love the method for making 4 patches. I'm going to go try it so I don't forget. And, of course, your applique is lovely.

  3. Wonderful post - just love all your projects! The Sampler blocks are delightful and so skillfully appliqued. Can I ask what fabric you are using as background? It highlights the red and green so nicely - very fresh!

  4. your NJ blocks look great! what a fun design board you have going on.
    I had never heard of that and I also chickened out with a dull fabric.
    Your stars look wonderful as usual!

  5. Are you creating your own patterns for the NJ sampler?