Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sparkle - A Finish

I promised some finishes and here is the first one:



I call it Sparkle.  I used the Fig Tree Quilts pattern called Jelly Stars and a jelly roll from Basic Grey's 2012 Christmas line called Blitzen.



 
Those Lone Star blocks look much more difficult than they actually are.  You use the jelly roll strips to make strip sets, cut the strip sets into sections and re-sew, then piece with the background fabric into stars.  The pattern technique for piecing the stars, along with the directions and illustrations, make the process quite easy.  I love the results.
 
The finished quilt is 75" square.  I am thinking of using the same technique, except cutting narrower strips to yield a smaller star...but not anytime soon because I have more "back burner" projects to finish!
 
By the way, it seems unbelievable but the quilt shops are already getting deliveries of 2013 Christmas fabric.  The precuts from Basic Grey's 2013 Christmas collection, Aspen Frost, are already available at the Fat Quarter Shop.   
 
 
I will need to hire a new quilt holder soon.  Miss Main Street was informed yesterday that we has been admitted to her top choice college, Skidmore College, and we will be empty nesters come September.    I try not to dwell on how much I will miss her and instead think, "More time to quilt!"
 

 


2 comments:

Abby said...

I love this quilt! Can't wait to see your other finished projects!

dortha said...

Very pretty quilt. You are very productive now so no telling how productive you will be when you become an empty nester. Congratulations to your daughter on getting her first choicein colleges. Lots of changes ahead for all of you.