Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wish Upon A Star





Hi! Today's my turn to Wish Upon A Star thanks to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. She's a great hostess with wonderfully fun ideas for hops. Before I get to my projects, here is a list of the participants for the hop. Check them all out. There are many beautiful quilts and projects to be seen.

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When I do my wishing upon a star, I do it on a STARFISH! That's right. I would like to retire to the beach someday so I'm starting to redecorate with a beachy theme. For my main project I made a starfish pillow. I used coral colored fabric with a swirl design. It reminds me of a starfish. I also used twenty six buttons: one large, ten medium and fifteen small to decorate him with. Hand sewing all those buttons on was the hardest part. I think he turned out handsomely.



I got the free pattern from Sew4Home. Click here if you'd like to make your own.

I also started a couple of projects that I didn't finish. So many things that I wanted to try. The first was a mini turquoise and white star pattern from Kathleen Tracy's book "Small and Scrappy." It finishes at 13-1/2 by 13-1/2. The little star in the middle took me three or four tries to get right.


Last, but not least, was the binding tool star by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. This was much bigger than I thought it would be. It is a gorgeous lap sized quilt. I might have to see if I can finish this one and adjust the pattern to make a smaller version in batiks with a black background. If anyone would like to make this one, the tutorial is on youtube.com here.


That's all from me this time. Please check out the links to the other hoppers. Many beautiful quilts and other project from blogland. Thanks for visiting.







36 comments:

  1. I love that starfish, sew sew cute!!! I can't imagine myself sewing 26 buttons, but I would have done it to get it right also... :) Love the Missouri star pattern, ty for the heads up on that one.

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    1. Thank you! My fingers hurt after sewing all those buttons, but it was worth it.

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  2. Yes! Your starfish is cheerful and fun!

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  3. Great projects! Love your starfish. That last star is very unique, I really like it too.

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  4. All your projects are wonderful, but I especially love the starfish pillow!

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  5. Hi Sherry,
    Wonderful starfish and what a great idea to start working on your eventual decorations now! That mini turquoise and white star looks difficult, but I think it turned out great! I haven't done any small piecing like that and I doubt I will between my fat fingers and old eyes. HAHA! Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. That little starfish is the perfect mascot for Wish Upon A Star...love it, Sherry! It will make a great accessory when you retire to the beach. Your other star projects are amazing and will be treasures when you finish them. Thank you so much for hopping with us. You brightened my day!

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  7. Your star fish is such a perfect addition to this hop. Love your 2 unfinished stars too. Thanks for the link for the Red and Navy one I can see one of those in my future.

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  8. Oh my gosh, that starfish is just adorable. All your work on the turquoise star block was worth it...It's fabulous!!!!!

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  9. love your starfish. thanks for sharing where the pattern is. your other two stars are wonderful. I love the sewing machine at the bottom of the page

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  10. Love your starfish!! It is so cute... and your mini is gorgeous too! xx

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  11. Your starfish is too cute and other stars are great too.

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  12. love your star fish, I might try that big star when I have a minute

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  13. Your starfish is great. Your other stars are great too.

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  14. I love your starfish and the idea of starting now to be ready for then. I can't seem to break myself of calling them starfish, either, but they are officially known as sea stars now, I think. Someone thought, since they aren't fish, the name should change. Bah Humbug! LOL Your other two star projects are just as appealing. Thanks for all the links, as I like to go look at patterns and videos. =)

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  15. That starfish is so darn cute. I like all three of your star projects. I hope you get to retire by the sea on day.

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  16. It was good to see something a little different. Like the buttons too. Your star quilt is very nice. The single block seem to be the thing right now.

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  17. What a cute starfish; very well done as it looks like a starfish, too. Loved the aqua/white block with the star in the middle - sweet.

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  18. That starfish is just wonderful! The buttons are a perfect additon. Of course, your other projects are just terrific too.

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  19. Pearly buttons, perfect.And the last star, a winner in those colours.

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  20. That star was very quilt would be great for a teenagers room...Or a she shed...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  21. It is great that you made 3 stars which are all wonderful but my favorite is the star fish. It is inventive along with thinking outside the proverbial box. The buttons don't hurt either!

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  22. The starfish is amazing. That's great to start changing your decor now for your future plans. I saved the pattern. I think it would be adorable for a grandchild's bed. I love the aqua and white block. I didn't realize that it's meant to be a mini quilt until I looked up the book and saw it as a mini quilt. I think it would make a beautiful bed quilt with many blocks. I doubt that I'll try your amazing binding tool quilt as I may have thrown that tool away. I cursed every time I tried to use it even with tutorials. I finally found a fool proof way (to me) to finish my bindings with a bias finish and I was going to donate the tool and didn't want to pass it on since I got as frustrated with it as I did. I might see if I still have it for this quilt though. Thanks for all the inspiration and beautiful work.

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  23. I love that darling starfish with the button idea.

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  24. Oh, that starfish pillow is wonderful!! And the way you sewed the buttons on in a swirly pattern is perfect. I think it's great that you are starting to make beachy things already. Retirement does come up quickly. It kind of snuck up and surprised Tu-Na Helper and myself. I hope you are able to fulfill your dreams of living by the beach.

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  25. Love the Starfish pillow!! Would be perfect for my daughter! They go to the Ocean often!! I think you other star projects are super too!

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  26. I want to retire to beach too. Love your pillow!! Great projects, all of them!

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  27. My niece will love the starfish pillow. Thanks for pointing it out to me!

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  28. The starfish pillow is amazing!

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  29. Wow! Love the starfish pillow and your quilts too. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Love the starfish, so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Such cute stars - love them all!

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  32. Love your projects but that starfish is so cute! One day I would like to retire and live near the beach too :)

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