Maple - syrup for French toast, big beautiful shade trees on a warm summer day - just that word brings to mind all kinds of sweet things. I have been admiring the Maple Star block for a while and never made one before. Aunt Brenda gave me this little calendar flip book where I again spotted the Maple Star block that called out to me. I have been needing to make some new table runners for my Etsy shop, so I decided to turn some Maple Stars into table runners.
At the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe I found and fell in love with some charm packs of the new Moda fabric line called Fresh Cut. This particular block utilizes the 5" square with very little waste. I also bought a coordinating gray print for the background. I cut fabric to make 6 blocks, and then I'll decide what to do with them from there. I pieced 2 blocks early this morning, and they only took about 10 minutes each, so pretty and quick!
I have a new sewing accessory at my desk. Uncle Dave made this special bowl for my snippets of string and fabric to replace the old recycled Cool Whip container I was using. Quite an improvement, don't you think?
Thanks for visiting and checking out my quilting projects. I'm going to link up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Have a nice day!
3/25/2015 06:35:11 am
Very pretty blocks... I just love this fabric range! Linda
3/26/2015 12:07:43 am
The block is so pretty. Love the fabrics. UD is a genius!
4/9/2015 02:15:14 pm
Beautiful blocks, excellently pieced!! You have a great eye for patterns & color!! I like the bowl too!
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