Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Wild Lone Star Quilt Completed...

Forest Park in Mukilteo, Washington, will always have a special place in my heart.  Victoria and I did our first Mommy & Me swim class there and spent many happy hours on that playground.  We still love the park but don't get there as often.  Miss Madeline kindly climbed this tree for me so I could get another "favorite" spot in for the quilt picture.

Word of note - you might already know this - with blogspot if you click on a picture it opens up the picture viewer and you can scroll right or left through that blogs photos.  Alternatively (and better, I think!) is you can right-click a picture and open in a new tab.  You can then click that photo and get a giant picture if you want to see better detail. 

My Wild Lone Star

This pattern is from "Scrappy Firework Quilts" by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  Her instructions are impeccable and I really enjoyed making this quilt.  I also have her "Friendship Strips" book from which I plan on making a couple pieces. 

It is machine pieced, hand appliqued, and I machine quilted it.  My favorite applique memory was working on it at the reptile museum with friends.  It measures 73" square.

I am so happy that the points match!  It also lays flat!  This is a BIG DEAL because I wasn't sure it would lay flat.  :)

It might be hard to see the color but I quilted the background with a darker grey thread and a flower pattern.  I thought of it as night flowers.

The background and binding fabric are from Phillip Jacobs, called Brocade Peony.  It's a little less bright than in this picture, might be my monitor.  I love the print.

Some comments from facebook:
Sarah Page This is wonderful. Bright, happy, alive.

Anne Andersen A really gorgeous quilt Summer. 

Jillian Grant Lovely work, beautiful quilt!

Susanne Holst A piece of art - stunning work and detail.

Shilpa Singh Gour 3D Gorgeous !

Trish Bloomfield are you doing the happy dance? I would be .

MaryJean Cummings Bower Breathtaking ...beautiful colors!

Glenna Quigley wow , love it

Mary Julia Skwar LOVE how the applique works with that quilt! Beautiful work!

Evelyn Bylemeer I just started this quilt on Monday, love the pattern!

Barbara Falb Fine Wow that is spectacular - Bravo!

Cathy Good Stunning!!

Betty Eberle Very Pretty Love the colors

Sharon Dallman Summer I clicked on your photo to see more of the quilt and it is just beautiful! I really love the fabrics you used for your appliqued flowers! heart emoticon

Kathy Fey Stunning!