I had a few fabrics that I thought would be pretty in a star block. That’s how I usually start a quilt… I see a few prints or colors that stand out, then think of how I’d like to see them in a quilt. Most times I use a variety of fabric lines, even vintage pieces, because I want it to be truly unique…a quilt that I can’t even replicate.
Once I had most of the blocks made, I felt they needed to have a bit of separation, so I added some blue sashing. Then decided to add some white to the blue. Now when I look at the quilt, sometimes I see stars and sometimes I see crosses. I think I’ll do another one in more distinct colors and see how it turns out.
This one is a good throw quilt size at 55” x 67”.
You can find it in my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop now.
The back is pieced from many of the fabrics used on the front.
I do all my piecing and machine quilting on a Juki TL-2000Qi, whichI love! I always work with an OttLite or two, as well. They make such a difference!
All of the outdoor photos were taken in the little community where I grew up… just up the hill from my old home place.
As I’ve said before, sewing the binding by hand if my favorite part of quilt making.
I’ll be back soon with a few more quilts. I’m trying to get them all listed in time for Christmas shopping.
If you think of it, quilts usually last for many, many years and make very special gifts.
Thanks for stopping by!
God bless, Lana