Thursday, August 1, 2013

Star Surround Week 3

I have been keeping up with the "homework" for the Star Surround  QAL over at Happy Quilting. 
It is not too late to join in...we have only made the first HST, and so far so good!!

I am making the smaller blocks, so my HST were trimmed to 2 1/2 ".
I have a small 2 1/2" ruler, that I thought would be good to use for this...

I like using it to quickly see how big my scraps are, when I am sorting through my scraps..
But I found that it was just too hard to stabilize when I was cutting...over and over and over and over again!!
So I tried a larger ruler and that was so much easier!!

So I have all my HST done and ready for the next step! Yeah!

Of course I also have a pile of trimmings..

Which will go directly into my trimming box..

And will be used to add to the stuffing for my charity bears!

 I love using up every little scrap for something useful!


  1. That is so awesome that you use your trims for stuffing in bears. What a wonderful way to use every little piece :) Your HST's look fantastic!!! I find that smaller rulers are hard to, they keep wanting to spin :)

  2. Way to go Flo!! Those cutie pie bears do eat a lot, Don't they? Too cute.

  3. Your HSTs are looking great. Loving the colour. And your bears are darling. What a great use for the trimmings. I feel kind of wasteful chucking mine into the garbage now, lol!

  4. What a smart thing to do....great stuffing as well.

  5. I hope to join a quilt along during the winter - too much on my plate just now. You have a great blog list and I will be checking them out. I'd love for you to visit my blog and enter the giveaway: Great to visit you and I will follow.


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