Thursday, March 21, 2013

Champagne Quilters update

It's been a while since I have shown you what we are working on week after week but I didn't think it was very interesting to show a pre-printed panel on the frame or completely hand quilted. However, in addition to making more doll quilts, we have started on a new full-sized quilt.

Crazy stars, wonky stars, call it whatever you want. We have started making these...
in two different sizes and in scraps that, from afar, read as solids.
Several years ago we made this one but we can't remember which charity got it. Not all of them send us thank you notes. Marg keeps a photo record of the quilts that we have done, along with any cards or notes that we receive afterward. This is a photo of her photo and as you can see, it's on the frame. I guess it was just the beginning of it being quilted. We don't generally repeat any of the quilts we make but Marg has always wanted to do this one again and so, when we were mulling over what quilt to do next (her church would like a quilt to raffle off) it was, at first, going to be a Grandmother's Fan but when we looked through the photo album, we decided to re-produce this one. Don't ask us how we came upon the setting because I honestly don't know and if memory serves correctly, the sashing strips were supposed to be a tad wider but when Ann and I were cutting, this was the end result. We just figure it was meant to be that size. We never worry about happy accidents. Scrappy stars.


  1. Dolores, that finished quilt is lovely, with the offset squares and oblongs, the sashing sets them off so well. Do you hand quilt them on the frame, with many helping? Cheers from Jean

  2. I think these off sided stars are outstanding! Great looking quilt, but; are you sure it's good to mix champagne and quilting?
    Cheers! from Oshawa Ontario.

  3. I love your wonky star blocks. I have a few up on my design wall too right now.

  4. Scrappy stars look good to me :-) x x x

  5. It's a fun, dynamic pattern. I really like it.

  6. I love the stars and the scrappy stars quilt shown has the most wonderful setting.


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