Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Star is Born. Sorta.

As I finished this little quilt, I just kept thinking "A star is born!" As I added the star as the crowning piece to this fun little tree, I just couldn't get that out of my head. Must have been that the third remake of the movie was in theaters this month, lol.


I had great fun making this wall hanging with this Yuletide Fir pattern by Susan of QuiltFabrication. I must admit there was some unstitching to be done, to get all the points as close as possible. But in the end, it was worth it.

Once the flimsy was together, I stood back and didn't like the gold fabric that I had used for the star. It was too light colored, and actually looked very similar to the tree trunk.  I didn't take a photo of it, but suffice it to say, I ripped out the star piece and restitched it with something that would stand out - a sparkly red!

I am happy to share that I bought this pattern this summer, and I actually made it up before it started gathering dust in my sewing studio. Go, me!  It even works nicely for our living room coffee table! It measures about 17 x 21.

I've listed it for sale in my Etsy shop, Mountain Quiltworks, but I'm hoping it doesn't sell. I'd like it for myself! Maybe I'll just have to make another one.....

Quilting with a smile,

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Finish Along Quarter Three Results

This is going to be a short post (hopefully) because I have limited time. But I have been working hard this summer to get these quilts finished and out of my To Do Pile.  I feel pretty good that I completed 7 of my 8 goals. Go, me!
Here is the list of my Q3 FAL goals and the results:
1. Scott and Lauren's Quilt - need to be completed by Sept. 28 Wedding.  COMPLETED!
2. Christmas Bed Runner 1 - Binding  COMPLETED!
3. Christmas Bed Runner 2 - Binding  COMPLETED!
4. Christmas Table Runner - finish quilting and binding  COMPLETED!
5. Quilt Blue Quilt - Quilting  COMPLETED!
6. Quilt Yellow/Blue/Red Quilt - Quilting  COMPLETED!
7. Finish Manger Quilt - piece, quilt, bind  NOPE

8. Quilt Animal Christmas Wall Hanging  COMPLETED!
What on deck for the coming quarter? I have no idea. I'll have to put my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with. 
Quilting with a smile,
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