Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Next Find

It didn't take long to find a project that was very close to finished. This little top was made from the bonus blocks from my Sisters Choice blocks and was inspired by a vintage quilt published in Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts.

The 1/2 sq tri's that make up the star finish at 1 1/4"  The four setting triangles are all different sizes as this is a wonky star.  I layed the star over muslin, and then marked the fabric for the shape to cut. 
I had the piecing gods on my side that day, as the 1/4" stop border made it the perfect size for the pieced border.  It's a touch wavy, but once I wash and block it out, it will be flat straight and square!  Just how I like my finished pieces.

Yet again, I was going to hand quilt this piece with feathers in the cream setting triangles that are a funky shape and size.  Instead of folding it back up, I decided to mark the feathers and get it ready to hand quilt.  So I started drawing feathers and more feathers and more feathers, then shook my head and loaded it onto my longarm and got it done!
I love the cheddar in the outer part of this piece, all the blacks/creams are civil war prints and the cheddar just seems to compliment all the scrappy prints in this piece.  It finished at approx 29 x 30.  It's a little small where I have it hanging in my house, so I will move it to a different wall.  It's my favorite liberated piece to date.

It's great to finish a piece and get to enjoy the rewards of the time spent with a project.



Aunt 'Reen said...

This quilt turned out strikingly beautiful! Such a fabulous way you re-purposed those fabrics.

Louise said...

Seems like just yesterday you were showing me this piece
under construction on your design wall, Sharon...good for you one more completed!

Lori said...

That is an amazing little quilt!! I think machine quilting is wonderful on it especially with so many feathers.

Janet O. said...

What a creative way to use up leftovers. You made a wonderful wonky star--and I can't believe it worked out "just right"!! Good job!

Nancy said...

Very nice Sharon, It looks fine with your amazing machine quilting.

Brandie said...

I love the cheddar in it! It came out perfect! Well done!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love it, I have that book and love it! I am working on the quilt on the cover.