Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Little Posy

Oh how I loved Posy (Designed by Aneela Hoey) when I saw it....I think it had to do with the chickens....darn those bunnies are pretty cute too! I ordered two charm packs with no real plan in mind, only to play.

Posy by Aneela Hoey

In the 'K Quilt' that I have been working on recently, I really enjoyed using the Architextures greys - which actually have white backgrounds - and decided that I needed to have the Posy and the Architextures play together! I figured some Wonky Stars would be a nice change and had this tutorial from the Silly BooDilly bookmarked and went for it.

This was my first full star sewn together. I plunked it up on the design wall, fell in love and proceeded to sew a few more points. I plunked the star pieces up on the design wall before they were sewn together as a block and began to think maybe, just maybe I might want a more scrappy background like this...

(which is truly entirely against my usual grain, so I am quite proud that I MIGHT want to do this!). I promptly decided not to sew any more blocks together until all the star points are made and I can play a little on my wall and see which way my eyes prefer. I did have to put an order in to Etsy for some further yardage of the background fabrics - so this may be a few weeks until I can get back to it.

Hope you are all having a fabulous week - we have a little rain around here, but it sure makes for guilt free sewing weather! Linking up with 'Work in Progress Wednesday' over with Lee at Freshly Pieced.


PS. These pics today are taken with my very first ever SLR camera that my hubby gave me for my Bday well over a month ago. I have been too chicken to take it out of the box until now! Finally today was the day and I am happy with the results - MUCH more to learn of course but thrilled to have it and be using it!


  1. Your stars are gorgeous! Really, really gorgeous!

  2. Fabulous fabric choices and a great pattern. I love how you used the architecture fabric for the background.

  3. Your start blocks are gorgeous Lisa. Beautiful fabric choices. I love Posy from Aneela Hoey (which reminds me I need to order some). Yay! for breaking in your new camera. Your photos are beautiful.

  4. This is pretty fantastic. I love the hard lines of the architextures juxtaposed with the softness of the flowers. Pretty brilliant choices. Seriously, now I want to make one.

  5. I love these with the Architextures backgrounds!

  6. Lisa,
    I LOVE the star blocks!! You definitely should continue! Can't wait to see the whole thing!!

  7. Very pretty. Posy and architextures definitely play nicely together.!

  8. They are lovely, the Architextures background is just perfect. Is it going to be a quilt, or have you got some other project in mind? A wonky stars quilt is still on my hope-to-make-it list, for now I'll admire your lovely stars.
    And yay for the new camera.

  9. Your colour fabrics are just great with the Architextures background, it really sits back and lets them do the talking and yet it is full of interest in itself. This is going to look really great. Have lots of fun with your SLR too :)

  10. So pretty! Love the flower against architecture fabric!