Monday, April 1, 2013

Treasure Star Keepsake

Spring is here, the trees are blooming, the flowers are all popping out everywhere.  I can hear the sound of lawn mowers in the distance.  The birds are all chirping as everything comes to life again.  (Oh, and lets not forget the sinus!)

I have just designed a quilt for the occasion.  I called it "Treasured Star Keepsake".  I wanted to do something different so I drew star blocks and put stars around them.  Then I then got out my fabric called Etchings by 3 sisters for Moda.  ( I did add a few of the Papillion line for contrast)



As you can see by the pattern, they were easy blocks to make, just lots of HST's. There are only 2 different pattern blocks.  Each block is 8 inches square.   It was all in the placing of the fabric at the right places.   Here is the first block.  I made 4 of these, one for each corner.




Next I made the red star identical to the one I had just made.  There are 9 of these blocks.




Then came the second pattern block.  I made 11 all together.   They are to go on in between the previously made star block.   

7 of these blocks were just like below.




But I added a dark side to 4 of these star blocks to go around my center star block.  I wanted to bring out the darker fabric to help show it off.  Like I said earlier, it is all in the placement of the fabric.




When I was finished making all my blocks (total of 24).  I sewed them all together where I wanted them all to be.  Now for the boarder.  I just had to do something a little different.  Since all the blocks were small stars inside a large star, I wanted all those stars inside a big star, which would be the boarder.  Do you see it?



I think the fabric kind of blended in but each corner has a dark square, the 4 HST's to be a corner of a star.
 


When I quilted it, I did an all over flower design to match the flowered etchings in the fabric.

This is one of my husbands favorite quilts.  He like the fabric for it reminded him of antique quilts.  Hence the name, "Treasure Star Keepsake".  I too think this turned out real nice.

Total size is 66 1/2" X 66 1/2".       



Hay, did you also hear.......
There are some good blog hops coming up in April. 
 The first is with lots of quilters that are designing their 
"Buggy" critter quilts through their EQ 7.  
There you will find animals, bugs, butterfly's  etc. lots of great fun. 
 Hosted by Bea Lee at Bea's Quilter.



EQ APPLIQUE'D ANIMALS 
APRIL 22 THRU THE 26TH.


Then comes the "Shake your Pom Poms"
sponsored by Madam Samm and Thearica Burroughs


SHAKE YOUR POM POMS
APRIL 24TH THRU THE 30TH


Hope to see you all there, you really don't want to miss either one.  Till then.....

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

5 comments:

Val Spiers said...

Love your quilt . It came together beautifully.

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

ipatchandquilt said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish!
Esther

Kathy S. said...

Congrats on your finish. The quilting is beautiful! Great job.