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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lynx Star Flimsy

Last week Wendy at  Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life posted her beautiful test pattern results of Lynx Star Quilt, the newest pattern released by Lucky Penny Quilts, I was inspired to buy the pattern. I finished the flimsy yesterday.

Just so you know, I have PRC disorder (Pattern Reading and Cutting disorder), and as I progressed through the pattern there were many thoughts about putting it all away until next year. My seam ripper may still be stuck in one of the seams. Visualizing how this piece sews to that piece and fits together into a block and how this block fits with that block is something I struggle with, and I think that contributes to my difficulty with patterns. Encouraging emails from Wendy kept me from quitting! At any rate, when I reached the "putting it all together" part, my joy returned, and I finally saw the big picture. The pattern has instructions for baby, throw, and queen sizes, and mine is a 30x30 baby-sized.

My original thought was to use it as a Christmas wall hanging or table mat. Now I'm planning to use it as a center block with another quilt pattern around it. I've started this Peppermint Twist pattern by Margot Languedoc. I still have fat quarters left from the main fabric pull for Lynx Star, and I am debating Christmas-y white or light grey Grunge for the background.

Toby may be the most helpful cat on the planet. When I start cutting fabric, he throws himself down on it and purrs and flops around blissfully. He and the other three kitties are happy this week, because the noisy scary "mans" are not tromping through the house. We have taken a break from renovating until after Thanksgiving.

Wherever you are today and whatever you are doing, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday as much as I am!


  1. Oh, it will be fun to see how you blend the two quilt designs! I do love the look of your Lynx Star and the placement of your fabrics. It really makes the inner star pop! Toby looks like he is making sure those pieces are secure and going nowhere. Nothing like a helpful quilt cat!

  2. Thank goodness you shared your diagnosis - PRACD - for I have the very same disorder. It isn't an easy one to have when one wants to make a quilt. Hahaha - I struggle with placement and get a lot of use out of my seam ripper! Glad you had Wendy's help. :-).
    It looks wonderful and will be fun to see you combine this with the other quilt pattern.

  3. Love this so much! I wish my Stanley was interested in what I do. He's been here almost a month now. His main interest appears to be food.

  4. That is lovely, Linda! I really like how you used the dark green to help the center star really show up. What you said about having trouble seeing how what you're reading in the directions translates into the block and then the bigger design has happened to me, too. When I was making mmmquilts' Beothuk Star a couple years ago, I had to be really careful and go slowly when I first started. Eventually there was an "aha!" moment! Glad you stuck with this one!

  5. Such a gorgeous quilt!! and that cat is beautiful. Looks like a tuxedo cat maybe ...I love black cats - I have a a torti cat but I can never get a good photo of her.

    1. Thank you Sandy. Yes he is a tuxedo cat. And I love tortis too! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy. :)

  6. Your furry friend looks HaPPy with you & your quilt...xox

  7. Wow, you hopped right on that pattern wagon and got it done! I like the idea you have about adding blocks from another pattern around the outside. It's super cute!!!

  8. You are very talented. I've enjoyed looking at your patterns.


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