Saturday, January 29, 2011

Starting the star quilt

Today, I started sewing the BOM from Planet Patchwork, Oh, My Stars by Diane Hundley. In the original quilt, Diane used primary colors with a black ground. That is just not me. I also wanted to make this strictly out of my stash, so I went with teals, turquoise, and golds and a light ground. This first section looks like a bit of a hodge-podge where nothing goes together. I have cut out the pieces for sections 2 and 3, using some of the same fabrics, and hope it comes together better when those are done. I love all these fabrics, so it will be something I like in the end. My favorite fabric in this section is the teal with peach flowers in the lower right flower block. I really wish I had more of it, or at least a manufacturer. I will just have to keep my eye out.

I was going through the bin of teals and turquoises when I found a very small amount of the fabric in the middle of this block. I fell in love instantly with this moth. I dug some more and came up with this white with a small blue print the same blue as in the moth. Then I snagged some scraps from the above project, including the rust corners, and put this together. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet, but I really like it. It is about 8" square. I think it may become the center in a table topper for my end table. I will post it when I finish it.
Tomorrow, Sunday, I am going on an adventure with my husband. We are going to take some photographs for his stock photo business. Of course, there is a quilt shop on the way. Hopefully, we will have great photos and tales of Harbor Quilts in Gig Harbor, WA.


Willa said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love watching your journey evolve. Thanks also for your everlasting support.

mjdedwards said...

Miki, the mini-quilt that you design with the help of our beautiful graddaughter Isabella touched my heart. When she gave it to me on Friday my heart skipped a beat. The pictures that Tom took of Isabella designer her quilt are adorable! She has great color and shape skills for so young of a girl. She will be an exceptional artist just like both of her grandmas. When I came home I placed my treasured quilt in the perfect spot, my antique secretary. Thank you again.
Love Grandma Edwards

ZenDotStudio said...

love the quilted side bars on your blog, Miki and the colours in your piece here. Is it the same one we're seeing as a finsihed piece on the group blog?