Look what I made

Ironwork* blocks
Sorry for the crappy photo. Basement.

Yep, I had to go and sew up some asterisk blocks, just to see if I could. They were super easy, and I’m glad I worked out how to do it on my own before searching for a tutorial, because I like my way better! Lots of stuff on my plate right now, but there’s a strong possibility that I’ll do a quilt along for the project, to be know as the Iron Work* Quilt from here forward. (The * is a nod to the block, of course.) In looking for a photo of the window cover that inspired the design, I cam across this photo , which inspired another design:

Ironwork 2A Ironwork 2B

But I can’t work on any of these now! Today is the day to quilt Birds in the Air. (I really need to come up with a better name for this quilt. You know I love to name things!) I practiced (and practiced and practiced…) yesterday on the “new” longarm frame. Well, sort of long arm. It’s 18″ and that’s twice what I had before. It’s a little hard to get used to having all that space. I had hoped to be able to quilt some feathers, or at least feather-like flames, in the black area around the gold diamonds. I don’t know if I’m up to that yet, but at least I’ve worked out what I’m going to do in most of the other areas.


I’m very nervous.



  1. I just discovered your blog and I just love it. I also am from WI.. I live in Wausau. Where are you? I am a fairly new quilter (3 yrs). So I am in the toddler stage and ask WHY a LOT. LOL!
    I am enjoying reading your blog as it is so very informative.
    Thanks for sharing. I will be back!

  2. Your asterisk blocks are fantastic Sandi and I am jumping for joy at the possibility of a QAL!! Having a name makes it real! Good luck with Birds in the Air. I am sure it will be fantastic.

  3. I think “Lift Off” would be a great name for your Birds in the Air quilt! Loving the asterisk blocks. I am on board for any future QAL you may want to do. Take your time though.

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