I had a fun day out with Camo today at Victoria's house, I got some more of the hexagons for Mrs Billings put together while Camo played happily with the kids. Victoria is about as far along as I am with Mrs Billings, and she was working on hexies too. If I remember, I'll share a picture of the hexies tomorrow, they're awfully cute.
It has been impossible for me to get the Scrappy Stars quilt out of my mind, and what a delightful surprise this morning to receive an email from the lovely Joyce from Arizona who made the quilt. She is such a sweetheart and so supportive of my interest in making my own version of this quilt. So, this evening I was determined to put a couple of stars together to get me on a roll :-)
I really like them, and while I'll make future ones more scrappy, these controlled scrappy ones are nice too. It's always fun to look at the fabrics and remember the original quilts they were in. The burgundy fabric in the star points of the block above was the binding fabric from one of my scrappy nine patch quilts.
Some of the fabrics in the above block are OLD.!! I think the blue was from the Sarah Johnson collection, which came out while I was working on my Dear Jane quilt ... could be pre-2000!
These are my 2.5" and 1.5" scrap boxes - I'll use these in addition to Donna's fabrics. You can see that just from these boxes the potential for scrap quilts is huge! I do worry that I'll never be free of my scraps! In the foreground there you can see the next of the Mrs Billings kite borders to have triangles inserted. Slowly, slowly they're getting done :-)
You can get the recipe here: Giant Meatballs stuffed with Mozarella I added olives, roasted capsicum and artichokes to the sauce to jazz it up a bit, and served it with garlic bread and salad. Yummm!
Lastly, I've had a couple of sweet ladies stop by and say Hi but no email address for me to respond to them - A big hello to Soikku from Finland, and to Tina who is a new reader!
So now it's back to the sewing machine to get some more of the Mrs Billings kite borders put together. Chatter soon :-)