Friday, May 8, 2020

String Stars

Everything I love about quilts and quilting are in this string star piece.  It was made in 2013 with the help of the amazing Gwen Marston during a retreat on Lopez Island.

It contains strings
It was created using Gwen's liberated star techniques.

The cheddar border bleeds into the corner blocks for a unique look, and that is a result of "using what you have".

It's hand quilted and has feathers in the solid red areas.

 The diamond border is all half square triangles that were bonus blocks from a Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt. And no matter how hard I try to keep prints away from each other, this usually happens.  Really?? 3 plaids so close together??

The outside print gave me a grid for the border hand quilting.


It's red and cheddar and we all know "cheddar makes it better".
I hope you get out for some activity and fresh air this weekend.


Lori said...

I love it Sharon!
It was great talking to you the other day! I've contacted jody.

Sharon said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and I definitely see Gwen's influence! I love it! It makes me smile!
And those 3 plaids so close together? Gwen would smile and say that's true random! (And yes, no matter how hard I try, I end up with something like that too.)
I hope you're doing well. We're in for a fantastic weekend! Warm and sunny- Yay!

Janet O. said...

It is a wonderful combination of techniques and elements to make a traditional (yet liberated) quilt. And the color combination can't be beat! :)

Karen said...

Love the red and cheddar fabrics, Sharon! The center star is really cute with such a great variety of fabric strips!

Kyle said...

Your quilt just shouts out excitement, energy, boldness. Love everything about it!

Karen said...

I never had a chance to take a class from Gwen Marsten. I envy you that. Your string star is wonderful!