Thursday, July 20, 2017

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars

Having the opportunity
to look up into a nighttime sky
away from city lights
is a beautiful experience.
Seeing all the stars in the Milky Way
puts things into perspective.
( photo from the internet)

You get lost in the beauty.
Stars have a univer-sal appeal,
even fabric stars.
 Pieced star blocks come in lots of
different styles and sizes.
There's a galaxy to choose from.

Twinkle, twinkle, little stars.
 I wonder how many I've made so far.

One a day had been the goal.
But that has taken quite the toll.

A few stars here,
a few stars there,

the pile is small
but I don't care.

60 stars are twinkling bright
double that number

will make it just right.

 My star goal now has been reset,
the night time sky won't twinkle less.

 So rather than filling a big black hole
I've set some boundaries to keep control.

Twinkle, Twinkle little star
The end is really not so far.

Until Next Time-


  1. Your stars are beautiful. Hugs

  2. Yes, even just one a day would be a lot with those little beauties!!! My circle a day has slowed down and those are EASY. But I'm so close to the end... Love your poetry and I've been in a vast nighttime sky with stars just like that picture. So beautiful!

  3. Well, they are looking awesome, and a little longer is no problem at all. The main thing is to keep enjoying them!

  4. Love the poem! Oh and the stars are lovely too.

  5. I've seen photos on the internet from a few others working on the same project (Laurie Simpson comes to mind) and I think it is a great idea. I like the way you are setting the star blocks.

  6. Well now we see a new talent of yours . . . your poem is delightful and what a fun and charming post you have created. When the Lord was handing out talent you must have ran around I got in line a couple of times, LOL. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

  7. Cute blocks! Cute poetry!!

  8. Clever poetry, Kyle. :)
    Your twinkling stars are delightful. I see you have done some very nice fussy-cutting.
    Being halfway to your goal is great! I can never count on doing anything EVERY day.

  9. Kyle preciosas estrellas.
    tu edredón sera magico!!!

  10. Love your twinkling stars and your poetry :) The "quilt sky" is going to be beautiful when you are done!

  11. Your stars look great!! It's good to have a plan and a goal. My star a day production is very slow I should consider a plan too.

  12. Ha, ha, admiring your stars thinking what a great pattern it is, only to see its from Australia! I just visited this shop a few weeks before they closed :( but managed to buy some yardage :) Your star blocks are just beautiful. Slowly but surely we get there in the end.

  13. Poetry and Quilting ; this post made me smile :)

  14. You have done very well with piecing your stars. That particular type can cause some quilters to shudder with fear. I have made them two different ways and do not find either way overly difficult.

  15. i have that pattern and if i look at your stars my fingers day I will pull out my scraps!
    I had the opportunity a few times to be in a desolated area in the US and see the starry night. Something you can't see here in our over populated country anymore. Have a nice weekend!

  16. Your stars are all beautiful with lovely fabrics !!

  17. Love Karen Styles designs...a lovely lady. Your stars certainly do twinkle. Another heirloom quilt in the making. Are you hand piecing them?

  18. The stars are a wonder, aren't they? I often forget to look at them unless we're at our farm with the BIG SKY. I love to see the shimmery milky way.
    What lovely star blocks - and they look so great set.
    Love love all the thoughtful fussy cutting.

  19. This is the cutest post ever! Your stars are "poetry in motion"! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Looks like you are having fun with your starry moments. Love the nine patch setting.

  21. Beautiful stars - love the fussy cutting! I look forward to seeing your finished project!

  22. Reaching the half-way mark is always such sweet pleasure, and your stars are wonderful with all the fussy cutting and each one a little work of art in itself.

  23. Eight pointed stars are just so beautiful. Your fussy cutting them makes them extra-special -- just beautiful.

  24. As long as you're still enjoying the process, I hope you keep going - the handpieced stars are so spectacular - I'm always so impressed by your hand stitching! Pretty, pretty!

  25. I am impressed-because I made one of those little stars and thought " hmmm, no way" :). One a day is a lofty goal. Yours are beautiful and I do love that quilt but I have a line up of applique quilts I want to make quilts that will keep me in hand work for probably a hundred years.