and quilted with love. This charming scrap quilt was given to me Christma,1995. My friend based it on something she had seen in a book or magazine. She is a very traditional quilter, reluctant to warm up to the rotary cutter age. Often her scraps(the small ones) are cut with a scissors, after the shape being drawn on with a template and pencil. She does lots of machine applique(satin stitch) but very little machine quilting. This one is hand quilted with Baptist fans...not freeform however..*VBS*
It's not a charm quilt, as some fabrics are used more than once. One of the tricks of this particular pattern was that one or two of the 'stars' be all the same color. I only see two when I look, this reddish one above, is one of the two.
Most of the stars are very scrappy. The finished size of each little section(a sq. in a sq.)measures 2". I don't know if she pieced it as a square in a square or did hour glass set with fabric squares. Either way, it's lots of piecing...*VBS*
You remember that I showed you my front yard last week on Thursday? It looked like this:
What a difference a few days of warmer weather makes. This picture was snapped this morning, same view...much more yard showing. I think I have seen the first robin, and last evening I heard geese going south. Spring must be on it's way.
St Patrick's Day, National Quilting Day, Thomas Fire Quilts
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