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.

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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-
Kyle



25 comments:

  1. Your stars are beautiful. Hugs

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  7. Cute blocks! Cute poetry!!

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  15. i have that pattern and if i look at your stars my fingers itch.....one 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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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.

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