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.