Spinning Stars Quilt-Along

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.

Spinning stars block 1

The above photo is from kpdubs at the Flickr Spinning Stars Group.

Are you working on a project right now? Have you blogged about it? Post your progress below! 🙂

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.
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8 Responses to Spinning Stars Quilt-Along

  1. Leilani says:

    I love your quilting posts, they carry me through until I have time to work on some of my own. Between being in nursing school and maintaining the farm and family, now is not the time.

  2. Cyndi Lewis says:

    I’m tempted but I have too many UFOs (UnFinished projects) to start a new one. Keep us updated on your progress!

  3. Angie says:

    lol, I do all I can at the same time.. Makes me a bit crazy. Right now I am trying to push my hand made crafts at shows.(goat milk soap, jams, jellies, relishes, cute bags, earrings, knits, lol, i can’t remember them all) while still crafting, & sewing a nice Winter Coat for my honey. I really need to get my stuff together.. Soo right now my project is.. hmmm everything :0) I have always loved quilts hmm maybe I will try to start one of them this winter.. :0) Yours looks reallly nice :0)

  4. Tonya Everett says:

    So pretty!

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