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?


Anonymous 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.