Monday, July 28, 2014

Star in a Star

When one has a cupboard almost overflowing with fabrics what can one do?  Make a quilt of course!
 
A recent purchase of fabric had me searching for a suitable pattern, one that wouldn't take forever to assemble, and one that wouldn't cause too much stress.  Something simple and hopefully effective.
 
I found McCall's 'Star in a Star' block and went from there.  The finished effect was in my imagination ... and having a relatively over active imagination the complete quilt was easy to envisage.  In fact this quilt didn't take much time, no more than one month which to me is quick.  I named this quilt ... Twelve Star ... no great imagination in that title!  [sorry about the little extra light that sneaked into the top left corner ... it came uninvited.]
 
Once again I used the quilt as you go method dividing the quilt in half and quilting one half, then the other, before joining them up and quilting along the join.  I do not have a long arm quilting machine, just an everyday Janome and am happy to have almost mastered this QAYG method.  Today the final stitch was put into the binding, and a few tie knots [more for decoration that use] were added ... now what's next on the agenda?
 
 

4 comments:

shez said...

Wow Shirley this quilt is awesome,well done.xx

Nanna Chel said...

Beautiful work as usual, Shirley. You amaze me with your talent.

Karen's Korner said...

What a great pattern. I love the alternate light/dark stars. I look forward to seeing your next project.

Liz said...

I love the stars and the way you have mixed the colrs. I still need to get into this QAYG.