Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas stars

This fall, I received a batch of 12.5" Christmas star quilt blocks in a swap. They are really nice and nearly perfect. I bought some muted red floral fabric on sale ("Robin's Baltimore Album" by RJR) and used that as 1.5" sashing for what turned out to be a nice 75" square quilt. The cornerstones were scraps with a black background. I was going to quilt it in sections but realized that it needs an overall quilting pattern to bring it together. So I pieced a back of green woodsy fabric (also on sale) and took it to Mad River Quilting this morning. I wish it had been a little less gloomy so I could have taken a picture. That will have to wait til it comes back. But it feels so good to have a near-finish!

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