“Spinning Star” – BOM Participants Share

I am so excited about today’s blog post! Besides receiving pictures of several “Spinning Star” blocks, I have entire “Options” quilt tops to show you. “Spinning Star” is the tenth and final block in the “Options” Quilt Along for 2021. You can find instructions for all the blocks on the “Options BOM QAL” page of this blog.

Tina sent a picture of her red, white, and blue star blocks. She has made four blocks each month and plans to give half of them to a quilting group that makes Quilts of Valor. She will make a quilt for her family from the other twenty blocks.

Trish sent pictures of her blocks made in shades of blue. The textures and shades are just right, accentuating the patchwork designs so nicely!

And Judy B., who is making only one 12″ block per month, chose one of the options for her block. Love those lavenders!

And now for some completed quilts. First up is Emily’s quilt. She worked with a layer cake and a jelly roll purchased several years ago at a garage sale. Aren’t the muted colors so lovely? She gave the quilt to her daughter-in-law who raved about it.

Emily’s “Options” Quilt

Judy M. made twin quilts for her granddaughter’s bunk beds. The “N” block in the center stands for “Nora.” Notice the coloration of the “Hourglass” alternate blocks: some are aqua and gray, some are white and gray, and some are aqua, white, and gray. This treatment helps the center of the quilt to shine. All in our church quilting group agree that the narrow black inner border really sets off the patchwork well.

Judy, ever the innovator, spelled a message with squares on the back of Nora’s quilt. After adhering the squares to a black background, she secured them with decorative stitches, raw edge applique style.

Lisa has also finished her “Options” quilt top. I love the way the colorful striped border pulls together all the colors she used in the patchwork blocks!

Melodie also used striped fabric in her quilt. The theme print is of old fashioned campers in colors her sister adores. This “Options” quilt made a wonderful gift for Melodie’s sister who will use it in her fifth wheel.

Jane’s quilt top is also finished, and she loves the way it turned out. It looks like “Winter Wonderland” to me. Compare the neutral gray sashing that Jane used with the lime green sashing Lisa used in the photo above. It is so interesting to study the differences color makes in our patchwork projects!

Ladies, thanks for sharing pictures of your blocks and quilts!

If you haven’t yet made your “Spinning Star” blocks, I hope you’ll carve out an hour or two in this latter part of November to work on them. On the 30th, I will provide an opportunity for you to comment “Done,” and your name will be entered in a drawing for a free quilting magazine.

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