And my masterpiece of 2010

mary_c_gwFebruary 12, 2011

This one took FOREVER, LOL. DH had been looking through some of my quilting books and decided this was the perfect pattern and in the perfect colors for his neice, Joanne.

So, of course, I can't take the creativity credit, but I'm pretty proud of the piecing and quilting! And sometimes it's nice having a "recipe" all spelled out.

Blocks and star sashing:

Multiple pieced borders - and this pic shows the colors most accurately:

Back and label:

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mary_c_gw

I should have given credit where credit is due!!

The pattern is in Judy L. Laquidara's book "Nine-Patch Extravaganza" and is called "Star Struck".

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 1:07PM
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shannonmomof4

The quilting is just lovely!
Shannon

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 1:45PM
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nanajayne

That was a winner. I like the pattern very much and you did a wonderful job. I agree sometimes it is nice have plan established so all you have to do is enjoy the process. TFS Jayne

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 2:06PM
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toolgranny

Work of art! Love the borders. Good job. You have reason to be proud! We're proud of you, too.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 2:12PM
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teresa_nc7

How beautiful! I love the star design and the borders. She will love it!

Teresa

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 5:46PM
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barbara_l

NICE!!!! I wish I could do FMQ as well as what I see done by members of this form. Love the pattern you chose.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 6:09PM
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mary_c_gw

Thanks all for the compliments! Jo did love it - we sent it as a Christmas present for her. It coincidentally arrived during a big power outage in Yorkshire, so she was especially happy to have a lap quilt.

And Barbara, my free-motion quilting stinks. I use pantograph patterns on a long arm - just follow the line with the stylus.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 8:46PM
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petalpatsy

What a great Christmas quilt! And yet it doesn't scream Christmas--it will look at home in all four seasons. Very nice!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 11:21PM
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grammyp

Oh, he chose well. Love the colors, and sure wish I could quilt like that.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 11:25PM
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day2day

Beautiful quilt,mary. I like the colors and your multiple pieced borders are amazing. You did a great job. Sounds like you and your DH make for a good team. TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 6:32AM
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fran1523

That is a masterpiece Mary. Your fabric choices really compliment the design and the border is spectacular. Great quilting too.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 10:28AM
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calliope

I haven't seen a quilt you have made I didn't think was beautiful. You have a gift, Mary, and what is so special is that you share it freely. That makes it particularly special.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 10:35AM
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bee0hio

It is beautiful Mary! What a wonderful & priceless gift you have given.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 10:54AM
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mary_c_gw

You're all making me blush, LOL. Thank you for all the praise, what an ego boost!!

Honestly, I could have come up with the body of the quilt on my own - I use star sashing frequently. But those borders - FIVE of them, all matched up - umm, no. No credit to me.

I'm not even math challenged - I can do it. But that doesn't mean I enjoy it, LOL. That first border (Light green with the cream triangle sticking up in it) she gave both templates and a paper piecing pattern. That isn't a standard triangle.

If you're impressed, do take a look at the book, whether you buy it or in your library. Judy Laquidara is a master designer and long-arm quilter.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 8:37PM
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lola99

I'd love to see the quilt, but the only picture that shows up is the label. Anyone else not able to see the quilt?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 1:51PM
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magothyrivergirl

Beautiful -- the colors are perfect for this design. The gold border sets it off.
Judy Laquidara would be very proud!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 6:59PM
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vicky4x4

I wasn't able to comment before because I could log in but Mary this is a beautiful quilt.

Vicky

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 10:16AM
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laurainsdca

That is absolutely gorgeous, I really love the quilting!!!! The colors and pattern are great too. I love stars.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 3:04PM
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bopeep

Beautiful.....I Love everything about it !!!!!!
bopeep

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 7:36PM
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