The summer season is pretty much over. Most of the canning is done and the mornings are starting to have the “fall” feel to them.
The shorter days always make my mind and heart run to quilts and reading good books curled up by the fire. So this month, I decided to participate in a quilt-along hosted online at I’m a Ginger Monkey.
It’s not a set number of squares a week or anything like that and out of the several hundred quilters, all of the sizes are being made, from Crib to King.
The pattern is called Spinning Stars and can be found online for free here.
For me, personally, I decided to make a throw sized quilt. The beauty of these squares is that they are 18 inches each. So it goes really fast (as opposed to my 3-year farmer’s wife quilt project with 6 inch squares). The throw quilt has 9 blocks and I’ve completed two since the start of the quilt-along on September 12.
If you’d like to join in, it’s not too late. I imagine this quilt-along could go for quite a while. You can watch my progress on my blog or on this pinterest board.
Here are my first two squares:
As you can see, I’ve decided to go with a limited number of fabrics (7 in all) and make the centers look like pinwheels. There are so many options for this pattern and I’m enjoying it so much that I may make another quilt with the same pattern but different fabric selections.
The above photo is from kpdubs at the Flickr Spinning Stars Group.