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Friday, February 28, 2014

Seeing Stars

Here is my Friday finish for this week. I Found this great block, as a quilt in the Modern Bee book by Lindsay of Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. I though it would make a great single block quilt for over the fireplace. Since it was too small for my needs, and finished at only 16 inches, I added a row and a 3 inch white border. I love the result.

 I chose bright colors, red raspberry and a yellow green, for my star points. This is a great block. The directions are very clear and easy to follow and yes, it would be lovely to have a quilt of this. The one in the book is beautiful.
 I never seem to get a day where the time I have and the light I have match up for great pictures. Sorry about that.
 For the quilting, I found the center point and quilted lines radiating out from there to give the illusion of shining stars. This was my hubby's suggestion and I love how it turned out.
 It is subtle, but it does show up. I think I will be making more of these and perhaps a quilt is in my future with this pattern. There are still more in the book I want to make.
 I used the Pearl Bracelets fabric to bind the edges and create a matching defined frame for the quilt.
I had this yard of fabric which I used for the back. I thought it was cool when I bought it, still do, but could never figure out how to use it in a quilt. I am learning through this using of my stash that my fabric buying habits were really all over the place. I am hoping to cure that and buy things I can really use and blend with what I have.  Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Friday.  Have a great weekend.

4 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the pic, and I think it looks great above your fireplace!

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  2. Fun with those stars in different sizes. Love your colours!

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  3. Great quilt and actually the fact that it looks great in all sorts of lighting just emphasizes that fact. Would make a great baby quilt, too.

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  4. What a great pattern! Your execution and color choices are awesome!

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