Friday, September 11, 2009

Game, Set, Match

Hooray - I finished my new quilt with about an hour to go. I'm still working on a title, but I'm thinking of something like "Sumptuous Stars". Or maybe "It's Like Butter".
Here is a close up of the star block quilting. I thought I was only going to do cross hatch lines, but decided I wanted more, so did the straight ones, too. Isn't it always the way?
I did cable quilting on the borders. I used 2 different sized stencils, and decided to do the corner turns....it was tricky and the marking looked ridiculous before it was washed, but I'm happy with it.
The backing. As usual I had only a 2 yard piece, so had to add something. All I can say is 2 beautiful bird fabrics are always better than one!

Unfortunately, with the rain delay - no live tennis today.

I'm off to guild and dinner with the speaker. She is presenting Crazy Quilts and I'm really looking forward to it.






4 comments:

  1. Wonderful Barb!! Stars are my favorite shape in quiltland....did I say that before?? LOL

    Ya know quilts do talk to us and tell us that a stitch is needed here or that's the perfect border fabric. It's a wise quilter that listens LOL

    Crispy

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  2. Barb the quilt is wonderful! I have always admired this quilt.
    I love the border fabric, perfect choice.
    So glad your blogging again looking forward to seeing more of your quilts.
    I am looking forward to seeing the quilts made from the NJ Book at the show.
    Kathie

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  3. WOWOWOWOW. Your quilt is gorgeous. I am very glad that you and Mary have decided to blog - your enthusiasm for quilting is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I hope you don't mind but I have passed on your blog address to all my quilty friends!!
    Jill's friend Gab in Sydney, Australia

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