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Starz for a Star

Thursday, June 03, 2010 8 Comments »

Well, my mini quilt for the Modify Tradition Swap is finished, shipped and delivered. It went to Sarah, (a.k.a. lollybix) in Sheboygan, WI.

Sarah is a wonderful quilter, with an architectural style, so I opted to paper piece some colorful Kaffe Fassett stars on a field of pure white. I quilted the background heavily with a loop-de-loop meandering so that the stars looked as though they were hovering over a field of Wisconsin snow.  

The finished quilt is 20" square; the strips in the stars and the squares around the border are half inch.


Four invisible hanging sleeves complete the back.


And you'll never guess what I called it!

8 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

But how could you part with it? It is so wonderful. the quilting looks great too.

Pat said...

Thank you, Wanda! It was tough, but I've vowed to make one for myself. Someday.....

Jackie said...

Pat, It is absolutely gorgeous!! Is it by chance a Carol Doak Pattern?

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I like it so much. Especially the border, which is brilliant. You done good!

Wordy: nosms -- Those annoying spasms that jerk one awake when drifting off to sleep

Pat said...

Jackie, yes it is Carol Doak. It's from the book 50 Fabulous Stars. All of the star patterns in that book are named for states; this is Maine. The only thing I did to alter it was shrink it from a 12" finished block size to 8", something that's easy to do with the companion program.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful quilt! Impressive design and quilting.

KimQuiltz said...

Absolutely Fabulous, Pat! Yummy!!!

howdidIgethere said...

Could you / would you bring the instructions for this wonderful, marvelous, gorgeous quilt to White Oak?

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