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Monday, November 12, 2012

Stars Around The Garden - Finished!

I've got the binding all sewn down on Stars Around The Garden.  I couldn't be happier with the way this quilt turned out!

The pattern is by Bits and Pieces Designs.  I did it as a Saturday Sampler at local quilt shop that is, alas, no longer in business.  They provided all of the fabrics for the blocks.  I bought the sashing, choosing brick red instead of the green they had in the shop sample.  The quilt is huge - this is a queen size bed.  I'll have to measure it again, but I think it's around 96 x 108!

The quilt was quilted by the very talented Chelsea, at Pins and Bobbins.  Here are some close-ups of her quilting.  Click on the pictures for a better view.

She echo quilted the applique, then some free motion stippling around that:

The pieced blocks each had a stencilled design that mirrored the gorgeous feathers in the sashing:

In the borders, she quilted leaves and flowers to mirror that applique, then echo stitched around them:

More of the border, and you can see the feathers better:

Thank you Chelsea - you have helped me create an heirloom!


Photos by Wilma said...

Colleen, your Stars around the Garden quilt is stunning!! What a beautiful centrepiece! Chelsea did an amazing job with the quilting!
Congratulations on a beautiful heirloom!!

I see on your earlier post that you are doing sashing on your Freebie 15 quilt... great idea... I wish I had done that. I sewed all my 24 blocks together but really am not too crazy about it. I'll be adding some type of sashing between the quilt blocks & the hourglass blocks, though. Will see how it all turns out. :)


Sam said...

Wow your applique is to die for! What a nice job you did. By the way I'm tagging you, check out my blog for instructions/rules

Linda said...

Wonderful! Love your quilt, especially the applique.

Janet said...

I'm visiting from the Canadian blogathon. Lovely Stars Around the Garden quilt, but I really love the blue, green and white one with the red border. You must finish that one.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is lovely! And I see you finished that stunning one for your son too!

quiltmom anna said...

Colleen, This is a stunning quilt- you have done a beautiful job. I love other people's applique but have not appliqued much myself. I hope you are enjoying the blog hop and have met lots of new quilty friends.
Regards from Edmonton,

Sallie said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful quilt! :) Pat