Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Scrap Basket Flimsy

I need a quilt holder with a bigger wingspan!  Mr. Main Street is doing his best but can't quite stretch to 80 inches.


 
Yes, my scrappy Lemoyne star blocks are all together in their quilt.  I'm quite pleased with how it came out, including the addition of my alternate pieced blocks.  They provide a bit of a frame around the stars without overpowering them, so the attention is still on the stars.
 

 
That's Reggie, our eight year old corgi, in the lower right corner (with his toy octopus we call Paulie). When he sees the camera, he has to get in the picture. We have fewer photos of Dillie, the one year old corgi; well, she is the second dog, but the big reason is that every picture looks like this (or worse). Reggie poses but when Dillie sees the camera she runs right at it.

 
Back to the quilt.  The seam lines show up in this photo, so you can see the construction.  I made the Lemoyne stars using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Ruler from Deb Tucker.  Quite easy (but not a first or second quilt) and the pieces fit together very well.  With this ruler, you can select the size of the block you want to make; mine are 7" finished.


 
And this is the pieced alternate block.  It is also 7" finished, with the dark brown squares finishing at 1". 



Now, to get it quilted!  I'm already thinking about my next project.

14 comments:

Kyle said...

Lovely. It will be awesome when it's quilted in all that open space.

Linda said...

Beautiful Cathy!!!! Love it!

Béa said...

Really wonderful, congrats !

Margaret said...

I've never really cared for the Lemoyne star block until I saw yours. I feel inspired now, so I'm sure that there is a Lemoyne quilt in my future, and I will definitely use the ruler you recommend.
Lovely quilt. As always!

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pattern and the colorway! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

JoAnne said...

It is so pretty! I love that you didn't put a border around it. Not every quilt needs one! Last night at our quilt guild another quilter brought a quilt for opinions on if it should need a border or not. I didn't think so, but most others did--I think just automatically.

Rebecca Stevens said...

This turned out so pretty. I love the blocks making a frame around the star. Mr. Main Street's shadow through the quilt is kind of neat and Reggie looks like he is standing at attention. I love it!

Sue said...

JUST GORGEOUS !

Congrats on a GREAT FINISH !

quilter said...

Your quilt looks great!! I like the blocks around the stars, very pretty!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Judy said...

Very lovely! I look forward to seeing how you decide to have it quilted.

Kathy Reed said...

Love this quilt. Turn out awesome.. really like the colors and the blocks.. Very pretty.

Sarah said...

It's huge! Looking really good. Can't believe it's a scrap basket project. It all goes together so well. The puppies are like little kids. Some love to pose for a photo, and one year olds come straight to the camera to play with it! Cute.

Vicky said...

So beautiful! You chose the perfect setting!

Abby said...

This is a beautiful quilt!