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Finished: Two More Quilts

Quilt #1:

This pattern is based on the Big Star pattern from Missouri Star Quilt and I call it Big Purple Stars. I am so creative with names. 🙂 I pieced it  in 2014 and placed it on my long arm to be quilted. I started have major problems with my machine and ended up sending it to California for warranty repairs. After the bad experience I decided to blame the quilt so I hid it in the closet. 🙂 Finally got my nerve back up and completed the quilting with no problems. Now I am glad get it finished but I am in the process of changing my bedroom colors. That is what I get for taking so long.

Quilt #2:

I am calling this quilt Charming Stars and it is a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop. You may remember seeing this quilt listed on Elm Street Quilts as my April One Monthly Goal to get the blocks set and borders attached. I am happy to say it is now quilted and ready to go to a new home.

Moda Blockheads update:

I did not complete the Blockheads Block of the Week #11. This block has 60 pieces and is a beautiful pattern, but after re-doing twice I decided it was not for me. I really admire the people who can work with those tiny pieces and make them beautiful but I am not one of them. Since the Blockheads will have 48 quilt blocks I think I will be able to survive without a few. I feel like a wimp but after working on this block for over 5 hours I finally admitted it was not fun.

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Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – April 2017 – Success!

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I had two monthly goals for April and I am happy to say I completed both. The first goal was to join my blocks of the Vintage Farm Girl quilt with sashings and borders. As you will notice I did not make all the blocks in the book but I am happy with the ones I did. I joined the blocks with white sashings and red/white gingham corner stones. I found a cute Waverly fabric in yellow with red cherries for the borders that gives the quilt a little more ‘vintage’ feel.

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Goal number two was to add the borders to my Nine Patch Star quilt which I accomplished also. 🙂 I added a solid gray border that I think frames the blocks.

Now it is your turn. Are you in the One Monthly Goal challenge with Elm Street Quilts? I have several projects in various stages of completion now so I am not sure which I will choose to be my OMG for May.

#Elm Street Quilts

#One Monthly Goal

Here is the link…I forgot to add it:

http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/04/one-monthly-goal-april-finish.html

 

 

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Another Star Quilt Under Construction

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I guess I am in my ‘star phase’ with quilts. Seems like I put stars somewhere on most of the ones I make. I hope I will look back with fondness when I jump to another design. I remember the log cabin era and the jelly roll season with good thoughts.

This is a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop called Charming Stars by Stefanie Roman. Stefanie is with Little Lady Patchwork at http://littleladypatchwork.blogspot.com

I still need to add borders and quilt. Then it will be ready for the full size bed in my guest room. Sami, The Wonder Dog, has approved this post. 🙂

 

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Lone Star Quilt-another UFO completed

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Finally completed my Lone Star quilt! I pieced this top months ago and put off quilting it until I got some commissioned pieces done. This is the first pieced diamond star quilt I completed. It is based on the Starlight Express quilt in Jelly Roll Quilts book by Pam and Nicky Lintott. The finished measurement is 92″ x 92″ and it fits my queen size bed nicely.