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Milo’s Star for the FQ Stars Quilt-Along

Fat Quarter Stars Quilt-Along

Here is the star block I did for the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt-Along.

Milo's Star

Milo's Star

I’ve called it Milo’s Star. I couldn’t decide on the name for the block when Samelia’s Mum suggested Milo’s Star on Facebook, I loved the idea.

The fabric is from the Happy line by Me and My Sisters. This was the fabric I used in my Happy Memories quilt in honour of Pal, Daniel and Slade – my kitties now on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Happy Memories

Happy Memories Quilt - in loving memory of Pal, Slade and Daniel.

I added a 1/2″ finished hot pink border and a 2″ green border to make two mini quilts. I finished the quilting the other day and will add hot pink binding later. One will be for my niece Lucy’s 6th birthday later this month. I may keep the other one I made for myself or give it to my other niece. The sashing looks crooked in the photo only. :)

Milo's Star Mini Quilt

You can download the free tutorial for completing the Milo’s Star block here. There are prizes being given away as part of the quilt-along. Visit the quilt-along site for all the info and the tutorials for the other star blocks too.

If you create my block, please upload to the Quilting Gallery Flickr group or the Facebook group so I can see them too.

While clearing off my camera earlier today, I found this short video that I took of Milo and Barney (my parents’ dog) at Christmas. Milo was trying to convince Barney it was playtime!

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This post was published on January 31st, 2012. Post topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey. Post tags: , .

7 Responses to “Milo’s Star for the FQ Stars Quilt-Along”

  1. Sandie Hrycyk says:

    What a great name for the star block! I especially like the star fabric. Maybe you could use your extra block as a pillow to match your your happy memories quilt?

  2. Judy Danz says:

    Love your block… and the fabric just makes it. Those flowers in the center just pop out of the block. Thanks for the wonderful story too. Sorry your kitties have crossed the rainbow bridge, but I know Milo brings you lots of joy and keeps you oh so busy!!! Love the Milo photos and video too!

  3. Billie K says:

    I really enjoyed making this block. Great directions. I loveee your puppies.

  4. Greta says:

    What a happy block! Just the thing to highlight special fabric. Thanks for sharing

  5. I like this block and the colors you chose makes me think of spring and happy, happy feelings. GREAT to name it after a spunky pup.

  6. I love block – it is beautiful!

  7. Alicia Key says:

    Love the block & especially the fabric. Just a note— does it worry you like it does me that when we cross that “Rainbow Bridge” we’re going to be absolutely overwhelmed at all the much-loved pets we’ve had through the years? Makes me tear up at the thought….some we lost way too soon, many we had for almost 20 years each!OMG change the subject fast! LOL

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