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Sea Stars Pattern Launch Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi, Today is the day! Sea Stars by Meadow Mist Designs is being released to the public today. I pattern tested the lap sized quilt and I am calling my version Positively Puppy Stars.

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Positively Puppy Stars (Sea Stars pattern test)

I love, love all plus and cross quilt block patterns and to add a star into the mix will make an interesting quilt design. Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs always has wonderful instructions and charts/diagrams to show how to assemble the quilt blocks. Sea Stars uses alot of half square triangles to make up the star components of the design. I had a couple unfortunate issues with what ruler I used to trim  up my half square triangles and whether you should press before or after you trim up. I ended up losing a 1/4 inch on all my blocks and ended up with a 56 inch versus 60 inch top.  Quilting is always a learning experience no matter how long you have been doing it. I still ended up with a lovely quilt.

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Modernized Disappearing 9 Patch

I decided to use up all the scraps for the backing of the quilt and pieced together a small version of Kristy Daum’s tutorial blocks Modernized Disappearing 9 Patch. I added white to the sides and a large band of gray solid to the top and bottom.

You can read about the making of my quilt top 1, 2, 3 and 4.

I am still in the process of quilting my top. I hope to have it completed yet today and will be updating this post with completed photos. It’s been a rough week in our neck of the woods, with bad storms on Monday that resulted with trees and power lines snapped and our family experiencing a very long 10 hour power outage. It is pouring rain again today but so far no thunderstorms.

Sea Stars is being released for sale today and is being offered at a sale price til July 11th at $6.00.

I am having another pattern giveaway for my blog readers and followers.
Yesterday was June 25th and it is supposedly called Leon Day (Noel spelled backwards). It is half way through the year until Christmas or 182 days til Christmas. To enter the pattern giveaway, tell me if you have any plans to sew/quilt or craft gifts for Christmas this year? I never start early enough it seems.
If you are a follower of my blog in some fashion, you can state the manner for another entry.
I will hold the drawing for the Sea Stars pattern on July 2nd.
Be sure to head back over to Meadow Mist Designs to see all the lovely versions of Sea Stars. It’s amazing what you can do with the pattern with different fabric choices. There will be other chances to win a copy of the pattern from the other pattern testers listed there.
There is still a chance to enter last week’s contest for the Grande Scrappy Tiles pattern as I will be drawing the winner on Saturday morning.
Hope everyone has a great day!
This Contest has ended. Thank you.
Happy Sewing,
Shelley
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