Beginning Hidden Stars SAL

Stars in a quilt?!  Count me in – we love stars, especially or even hidden ones.  Sherry from Powered by Quilting is the hostess for this sew along.  With postings every other week, the SAL is tentatively scheduled to end mid-March.  We’ve set a first quarter goal, which may and should be possible, to have a quilt top.

Week One of Hidden

January 8th was the start of the SAL.  Our first task was to pick up fabrics, which we aced in my opinion.  We picked up a fat eighth bundle of Zen Chic Spotted.  From the bundle, we only needed to pick 16 colors.

Spotted by Zen Chic

That was tricky enough, but we managed it somehow.  Someone had to do it – took one for the team!  Handily, that left some pretties for Jan’s blocks for the first Bee Hive group we joined.  There may still be a few selections with unknown destinations.

Week Two of Hidden

Our next task is to start cutting, and labeling.  Sherry’s pattern has several different sizes, but we chose the baby sized quilt.  There are two different blocks, A and B, and they alternate throughout the layout.

Here is a shot of our cutely labeled piles, awaiting weeks three and four.  Also, the first few pieces needed for Block A.  There is a Facebook page for sharing updates.  Additionally, there is a hashtag on social media of #HiddenStarsSAL if you’d like to check on the progress.  TODAY is week three.  A.k.a., time to start sewing the blocks, and Sherry will have more tips for us.  Yippee!


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12 Responses

  1. chrisknits says:

    That will be one cheery quilt!!

  2. dezertsuz says:

    Great color and fabric. Sherry’s directions are always so good. If I weren’t taking the trip next month, I would have done this one, too. It’s nicely divided into steps.

  3. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Can’t wait to see the progress on these stars! And how on earth do you two juggle all the different projects?!

  4. Connie Kresin Campbell says:

    Great color choices and I’ll be watching what you make!

  5. cheriec12 says:

    You look so organized with you cutting and labelling done. Good luck with your project.

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Star quilts are one of my favorites also. Yet, I think I say that about every quilt I make. LOL. Do you seem to do that also? One of the other parts of your blog that I also enjoy, aside from all of your fabulous accomplishments and quilt alongs are the YOU MAY ALSO LIKE section at the end of your page. Very often I click on one of your older posts that I was not around for and discover a great quilt you and Sue created. I do not comment only because, I do not know how commenting works that far back…what are your thoughts? Actually, that is rather silly on my part…all I can do is comment and find out…..hee, hee, hee. I hope that the two of you have a fantastic day!

  7. I’m glad I got caught up at the very last minute. Can’t wait to see your version. I am using a few FQ I won a few years ago, bought a little to add to it. Hope to be sewing on it later this week.

  8. Shannon says:

    Aren’t you glad you got Vicki’s approval?! She’s a hoot! Looks like a fun quilt along.

  9. You are going to enjoy making that quilt, honest. I would’ve liked to join in, but decided to stick with my current projects and try to get caught up. I like your color choices; they are going to work well!

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    I approve of your fabric choices. Wish I could join in, but I am kinda busy with ‘other’ things 😉 because I love stars.

  11. You two are amazing — participating in so many quilting projects! Good luck with the stars!

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