Show and Tell Day


So today is show and tell day and there’s been a lot going on that I’m not going to talk about in this post so I’m going to do more showing than telling.

I decided to figure out what to do with the sample red, white and blue version I made of my block.  I didn’t really want to finish it as a small quilt but I didn’t want a fussy set of borders, either.  My solution…more star points!  Really big ones!  My little 30″ block has ballooned to a 60″ top with the addition of one more set of star points.


I’d like to say that I used the different backgrounds for balance but it turns out I just didn’t have a lot of tan prints in big pieces!  I started with 16″ squares cut on the diagonal for the star points.  Then I trimmed them to 15.5.  Now, I’m thinking of adding a narrow blue border, or maybe more tan to float it?  And perhaps a piano key (oops, I did say not fussy, didn’t I?)

There are more prizes up for grabs today and you can enter here.  (Be sure to follow the sideways arrow to enter all the giveaways!)  I’d like to thank Marian at Seams to be Sew and all our lovely sponsors for this hop.

Northcott  EQ8  C & T Publishing

Anita-Goodesign NCF-08  NCF-07

I’d also like to thank each of you who commented on the loss of my husband.  It was three weeks ago yesterday and we’ve been hit with another loss which will wait for its own post. (I’ve been trying for a week to write a post that won’t be written…denial, perhaps?)  But I will tell you that every kind word was a help to my spirit.

In the meantime, please visit all the other talented people in today’s line up.  You’ll be glad you did!


Show and Tell’s Featured Projects

Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Ursula Prandtstetter at Tuning My Heart Quilts
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Linda B Creative
Charlie???s Daughter at Bobbin In Quilts
Seams To Be Sew – Layout Tutorial




23 responses to “Show and Tell Day

  1. Your quilt is stunning, Beth. Thank you very much for sharing your show and tell.

  2. Your quilt is coming along beautifully. I love the oversized points! Sending a virtual hug and my condolences again for your loss. Thank you for being part of the Row Along in spite of life.

  3. I love star quilts and yours is just gorgeous! Thank you for your work and staying with the Row Along in the face of such sad losses.

  4. That’s a great way to finish it off; beautiful!

  5. Great idea, adding the large star points! I like it as it is, but a blue border would also look nice.

  6. Hi Beth! My heart aches for you and the desire to just give you a big ole {{{Hug}}}. I love your star in a star in a star in a star . . . I am sorry you have to face another loss. Writing about it can be so hard but healing as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Your life has been hit hard and you are in my thoughts so much. Your star is beautiful and I’m so glad you shared it with us. xo

  8. Love the finished quilt. I am sorry you have experienced another loss. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Great finish! I like the idea of a blue border. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and yours.

  10. You just amaze me, Beth. Thank you for sharing your pain and your quilt with us.

  11. Pretty quilt. The stars remind me of nesting dolls, one inside the other.

  12. Thanks for sticking with it despite all that is going on. I can’t imagine. Your quilt is just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love your quilt and think the blue border would be a nice finish. I am so sorry for your losses.

  14. Your quilt is going to be beautiful. I am so very sorry for your losses. Praying God will bring you peace.

  15. I just love what you did with your little quilt. It was inspired. I’m so sorry about your husband. I know personally how hard that is. It just doesn’t seem like the world can keep going on when he isn’t in it any more, does it? I’m sorry for your additional loss, whatever it is. Any loss, from pet to parent is terrible.

  16. Hi, I have just come across your blog, and was devastated for you with the shock and sadness of the passing of your husband, add another virtual hug from me. Sorry to hear you have had another loss to deal with, thinking of you.

  17. Your quilt turned out really cute. Thanks again for what you did to help with the Row-along. I can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through, but my prayers are with you. Blessings!

  18. Love the twinkling Stars inside the big one!

  19. Your star is beautiful. I am so sorry about your loss and I can’t imagine what I could say for comfort. Prayers for you and your family.

  20. Twinkle twinkle little star was great to sing with our sons. They would become really silly and make up their own words for it. Making this block will bring many sweet memories for them now they are adults. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Ursula Prandtstetter

    Stunning quilt.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  22. Love your quilt – so sorry to hear about your loss.

  23. Your star quilt is just perfect. Sorry to hear you have been dealt two devastating blows back to back. Thoughts go to you and all of your loved ones.

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