Friday, February 1, 2013

Liberated Stars

499th  Look for a giveaway on Post 500!

I've got my groove back for machine quilting, so there won't be any crazy piecing marathons this weekend.  This needs binding and a label, and it will be shipped off for a raffle.  All funds are for a digital mammography machine at the hospital where I used to live in BC.  They really need it!

This was a stack of 25 homespuns and the quilt blocks are 12" finished.  Click on the picture below and you will see my registration dots. I use the blue Mark B Gone.  4 dots and the corners all lined up with ruler work to make the star, then I filled it in with the back and forth S's

5 x 5 = 25, so it worked out perfectly. 60 x 60 without borders.  A nice lap sized quilt.

A picture of the corner and side blocks to show how I continued the star points around the outside of this piece.  I used a circle template for the center of the stars.  LOVE doing this type of work.

I have one more top the same, as each FQ was enough for 2 stars.  The second one is going to my doctor.  Should I quilt it the same?
Enjoy your weekend and I hope you all get some sew time.  Nothing like a football game for some hand applique or quilting.



Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Yes! Quilt it the same if you don't get bored! It's really nice! What a cute star pattern!

Janet O. said...

Why mess with a good thing? It is beautiful quilting!

Kathie said...

i love this quilt its a comfort quilt to me and then the quilting just moved it up a few notches I would be hanging it on the wall! beautiful quilting.
yes quilt the next one the same!

Me and My Stitches said...

I agree with the others - the quilting is great - do it the same! I would want to make a third quilt and keep it for myself!

Louise said...

Sharon, love that little lone liberated star! What a wonderful gift the next one will be for your doctor.

Lori said...

What a great quilt and the quilting is phenomenal!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilting--and the fun stars--are absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

Mimi said...

I absolutely love your stars, especially the star in a star. This is one great quilt.

Barb said...

great star quilt and how generous for you to donate it for such a worthy cause!