Monday, July 13, 2015

A little bee action for a good cause

I was super excited to see a good friend start up a little Love Wins quilt bee online recently, and naturally, I jumped at the chance to make a block for the quilt. Our bee is full, but if you feel inspired to start one, gather your troops! Pull together some friends, or reach out via social media, and get your own group started!

I toyed with a couple of much beloved blocks for my Love Wins block, but ultimately, I decided I wanted to start something new. A new star, natch :) And here is what I came up with - the Love Wins Star.

The Love Wins Star by Elizabeth Dackson photo IMG_1747rt_zpsxt25beuh.jpg

This star will be a new pattern of mine before the month is through, and I'm excited at the possibilities with this one. It is intricate, as are most paper-pieced stars, but the pieces come together quite quickly, and the results are pretty awesome.

The 6" Love Wins Star photo IMG_1750rt_zps1fn8esjo.jpg

Stay tuned for a second blog post later this week with an actual quilt finish - imagine that! Have a super Monday, quilty friends :)

11 comments:

  1. That star is wonderful! I can't decide which color version I like better...

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  2. This is a wonderful star. I want to make a very large one, maybe 30" or so?

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  3. I really need to start using solids! Beautiful!

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  4. THis is so fabulous! I'm super excited about the swap....just designing ideas in my head and waiting for my partner to post a mosaic...

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  5. Elizabeth, thank you so much for joining the Love Wins celebration by making this beautiful rainbow star block !

    From 2 very happy women!

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  6. I came looking for your Christmas in July series, but find no mention of it here. Help, please.

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  7. I came looking for your Christmas in July series, but find no mention of it here. Help, please.

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  8. what a lovely star. I love the rainbow version.

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