Fair Isle Star pattern on Etsy
Ever since coming back from Norway, I have been wanting to make something with the Fair Isle Star pattern. I wanted it to be quick and easy and that ruled out any knitting or cross-stitch projects at this time. I wanted instant gratification, so I made a paper piecing pattern. I have been stitching a lot of fairly intricate blocks lately, so it was fun to work on a super easy block for a change.
I am going to make a fabric basket with this particular block to hold my knitting supplies. I am also thinking about creating another couple of stars and making a three-block wall hanging. The background fabric of this block really reminds me of the dark, star-filled night skies at the campgrounds in the California mountains.
I love these color combinations too! The Fair Isle Star quilt pattern is available on my Etsy shop. I think this pattern is particularly well-suited to make a gift with.
Charlie is making sure it’s comfy enough.
During our very first overseas travel, I forgot to take a sweater with me for the plane. I got a sweatshirt at Montreal airport. While I love the sweatshirt, it has always been a little too big for me. My kitties needed a new blanket – so the sweatshirt got turned into a kitty blanket.
The original idea was to cut two squares out of the sweatshirt and sew all around – quick and easy. However, when I cut the front side, the neck line got in the way. That made for the diagonal cut at the top. I would have discarded the project at this point, but I really wanted to see if I could solve the problem with what I had at hand.
So I cut two pieces out of one of the sleeves, joined them together to make a long piece.
I stitched that to the front piece and made the top of the blanket. I did the same thing with the other sleeve to make the back of the quilt. Now I could square it up and finally turn it into a blanket. I top stitched all around it to finish it up and I love it. The additional maple leaves from the sleeves at the top fit so well!