A Star is Done!

The Carpenter’s Star … in all it’s starry glory! Is done! I’m in love with it! If it didn’t have a specific destination, I would be keeping this one!

There are swirls in all the background (whitish) pieces and mostly straight lines in the coloured areas. All of the quilting is free motion on my domestic sewing machine.

Design Wall


… This UFO is going to come out to play … Scrappy Repro


The Bouquet Murder Mystery quilt is in the process of being quilted.

Stash Report

SS yellow

The Carpenter’s Star is finished! It used 6.5 yards for the top and 4 yards for the back …

  • Fabric Used this week      10.5 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:        241 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      23.5
  • Net Fabric used                    217.5  yards

Stitchin’ Time

I am aiming for 30 minutes/day – at least!  I switched from 15 minutes / day to 30 minutes/day in April!

  • 15 minute days:  January – July: 210 / 212
  • 30 min days/  Aug:   21 / 23
  • Total days in 2020: 231 / 235
  • Percentage = 98% 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last weeks list:

  1.  Finish Quilting Carpenter’s Wheel   √   done
  2. Make label and bind Carpenter’s Wheel √   done
  3. Make backing for Bouquet Murder Mystery  √   done
  4. Make label and finish binding my niece’s baby’s quilt. not done
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes. √   done

This weeks list:

  1. Make label and finish binding my niece’s baby’s quilt.
  2. Bouquet Murder Mystery :
    1. finish quilting
    2. make label
    3. bind
  3. Work on Scrappy Repro
  4. Welcome Fall project
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes.

Carpenter’s Star was started in July and finished this week! No new starts this week. No UFOs finished … but one is almost there … hopefully by next week!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    


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  2. Wow another great week for you Gail. The Carpenter Star is a real beauty and I really like the fabric in your Mystery quilt. You are really inspiring me to try to get more done. I remember what is what like before DH had his surgery and I had time to sew. 🤔

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  4. You had a pretty successful week! I like your carpenter star. Someday I want to make one. You’ve done a great job on finishing UFOs. I like that you revised your PHD goals to reflect finishing more than you expected to. Great Job.

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  5. Love your Carpenter’s Wheel! And I now noticed your secret to getting so much done this year–switching from a goal of 15 min a day to 30min!

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    • Thanks, Emily!
      Yes, it was fairly easy to switch to 30 minutes a day since I’m home most of the time, now. As well the 30 min / day can sometimes turn into 3 hours or more … depending …
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  6. Lovely quilt. Carpenter star is one of my favourite go-to patterns. I’m only sad that you didn’t post closer pictures of your lovely quilting! Don’t worry – I zoomed in so I was able to see it. I guess I had to work for the privilege!!


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    • OH … sorry, Terry! I guess I was so excited to have the quilt done, that I forgot to take close-up pictures. I’ll try to take some for my next blog post! I don’t want you to have to work so that you can see close-ups! LOL!!!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Anja!
      Nope … not a single Y-seam!!!! It’s all 6.5″ (unfinished HST) … nice and easy … of course, depending on the print, you might want to make sure they match … but something busy or solid … it’ll work great!
      Can’t wait to see your Carpenter’s Star in the near future! 🙂


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  8. Hi Gail! Your Carpenter Star quilt is really a beaut. Nice job on the quilting – I’ll bet the texture is just fabulous. Now, it’s on to the next UFO. You are cracking the whip and getting things accomplished. Thanks in advance for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne

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