I picked up this quilt kit last fall hoping to have it done for my daughter for Christmas but of course life got in the way. So I decided it would make a great birthday present. Once I got the main pieces put together, I didn’t like the fabric that they used for in between the roses so I checked around and found something I liked better, and replaced all the in between pieces, then of course I had to find a different border fabric and a different out border to finish it. By the time I got it all put back together I had to have surgery done on my left shoulder and couldn’t do a lot of sewing or ironing. So although my regular quilter would have done the quilting for me I knew she was very busy and didn’t want to add any extra pressure on her so I contacted Missouri Star and then said they would do it and get it back to me in time for my daughter’s birthday. I received it back last week and got the bindings done and finished putting it on this afternoon. Thank you very much Missouri Star for all your help.
I made this quilt for my grandson, Max, who was born 7-7-21. The quilt pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman quilt collection. I used all fabric by the yard to make the puppies. The quilt pattern is puppy dog paws. It was quite a sewing adventure for me, but I loved how it turned out.
I had all the earth tone fabrics I purchased for a different quilt, but they just weren't working for me. When I saw this pattern in one of the MSQ magazines, I knew I needed to use up the fabric. I even had the border fabric which I just love. Those are my husband's feet peeking out.
My friend wanted me to make a quilt for her. She likes the Missouri Star Stonehenge Block Party. But she wanted more ... traditional fabrics. The colors she gave me tracked more repro fabrics. Fortunately she wanted a color to color match to the block. I loved turning this block into a full size quilt. The secondary pattern that emerges is really beautiful. I just did a simple stitch in the ditch to avoid having the quilting take away from the block pattern.
I picked up these green fat quarters while visiting Shipshewana, Indiana. Not sure I love how this came out. I used this free on-line pattern called No Point Stars by Cluck Cluck Sew. https://cluckclucksew.com/2017/12/no-point-stars-a-free-printable-pattern-in-5-sizes.html
Hi Quilters! I saw a picture of a quilt sort of like this online, Pinterest or somewhere. It was one row wider and had blue background blocks on all the corners with 5 point stars applique in white fabric. It also had no border. I needed mine a size of about 60x80. Another row would have put me way over, so I opted for smaller borders. With 3 stars across I also decided it wouldn’t look good with the blue corner blocks and 1 Star block, on top and bottom. So this is my version. I think if I make it again I’ll start with smaller Star blocks. Do you think it set on point? It’s not! I thought it was and wondered how they got their blue square corner blocks set in. I made a 12 inch Sawtooth Star then treated it like the center square, in a square block!-lol It made 17 1/2 blocks set straight. It does look like Star blocks and hourglass or quarter square triangles, don’t you think? Did it fool you? It did me too at first. I just had to figure it out-lol This ended up about 63 x 81. It will of course, go with the others for our men and women veterans who deserve so much. Have a nice weekend- Toogie