There is not much being accomplished in my sewing room of late. I am starting to get some projects ready to take to my guild retreat in November. I try to have simple projects all cut out and ready for production sewing, but long sessions of cutting really aggravate my rotator cuff injury, so I have to do it a little bit at a time.
I picked up a new magazine at the grocery store last week, McCall's Quilting America Makes FAST Quilts. This magazine is great and has 4 quilts that are now on my "must make" list. My favorite, though is this Starring Repros quilt. I love everything about it - the fabrics, the size, the star blocks.
You can buy a kit to make yours just like this, but since I wanted to be able to choose my own background fabric, I ordered a fat quarter bundle. The fabrics are from a collection by Pat Yamin called Come Quilt With Me. These 1940s reproductions are so unlike me, but I just fell in love with the picture in the magazine, and the fabrics in person are prettier still. Even the few prints that I wasn't in love with grew on me as I began to cut them up. These big, scrappy stars will make the perfect retreat project!