Monday, September 9, 2013

Star Surround Quilt

I have a finish to show off this week!  It's actually been done for awhile but a quick trip to the park with Squeak was the opportunity I had been waiting for to get some decent photos of it.

This is my Star Surround Quilt.  I have to say a big thanks to Melissa for hosting the QAL and for all of the encouragement.  HSTs and Flying Geese are not my favorite things and this quilt had a LOT of them.  If she hadn't been there encouraging and pushing me to finish this might have gone in the WIP pile for a long time.

The top was made from a fat quarter bundle of Rock n' Romance that I purchased on a whim when Carnaby Street came out.  It is definitely not as bright and colorful as my normal fabric choices but I love it non the less and it will be our main living room snuggle quilt and the center of the redecorating that will be going on in there.  Thankfully I still have enough of the fabric left for another quilt and maybe a pillow or two.

For the back I used a purple varegated pearl cotton.  I simply hand wound it onto the bobbin and left it loose in the case instead of threading it through the tension.  It worked wonderfully!!!

Squeak has gotten over his fear of slides and now goes down it on a loop when we're at the park.  Maybe he'll like swings before too long...

I have a craft show in a couple of weeks and decided I need a new banner since I've changed the name of my shop.  It's now done and waiting for another trip to the park :)

I not only finished up my Halloween Sampler frames before the next part was released but I also finished up the frames for the Autumn Sampler and got started on the July block of the Woodland Sampler (no photo of this one).

 I've also been pattern testing for Sew Sweetness again.  I have one of the bags done and the other in the works.  Although I can't show off the finished one yet, this is the exterior of the second one.  The lines are a little rough, but I'm really liking this guy!  A trip to the store on my lunch break to pick up fabric for the handles should get me back to work on this tonight.

And last but not least, someone seems to like my new quilt :)


  1. your star surround is gorgeous! The backing really shows off the quilting!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. I so agree. I love how your star surround turned out.