Thursday, February 21, 2013

Project Quilting-Challenge #4


Challenge #4 is 'Wish Upon a Star' - rules were: 
  1. Your project must include at least one star. It can be a traditional star block, an appliquéd star, a star in the embellishments or quilting…..Use your imagination. More stars are fine, but there must be at least one.
  2. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:  Include patchwork - Include appliqué - Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
I wanted to interpret my 'Star' around the little bit of fabric I had that contained the StarFlower.


Another challenge was working with ORANGE - not my favorite color, but I wanted to pull the colors from that little bit of fabric as well as challenge myself to use just scraps.  It also has a metalic to it so I wanted to add a little more metalic fabric into the piece - I don't have a lot of that.  This is the StarFlower quilt block.  I love scraps, so had lots of w/w, beige, lites 2" squares in my scrap barrel to  make the center.  The leaves are a teal metalic fabric - just enough to squeek two and have enough for binding.  Rick-Rack and buttons and floss - have lots of that to play with.


I had just enough of the orange to piece up the borders as well as fit the inspirational StarFlower fabric into a border. Framed up with the rest of the metalic teal fabric for  binding.  My 'Wish Upon a Star' is a starflower 15.5" x 17"  wallhanging that will help me wish for Spring to please come!


And just enough of this Lori Holt 'Happy Cottage' pretty daisy flower print for the back - daisies always remind me of lots of little stars floating in the night sky.  And two 3.5" scrap squares folded and inset into the corners for a dowel hanger.  Yes, the batting - 80-20 cotton/poly batt - was two pieces fused together to make just enough!  This is my monthly Christmas project for CTTY. 

I'm enjoying these Project Quilting Challenges with PersimonDreams - purhaps you'd like to challenge yourself.

** linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday **
**linking up with Lily Patch Quilts - Christmas Thru The Year
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

21 comments:

  1. I love your little wall hanging. The star flower block is cute and your fabrics are lovely. I always like making things from my own stash or scraps, it's so satisfying. The project quilt challenge is fun but unfortunately I didn't join in with this challenge as I was bogged down with work.

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  2. Sharon this is fantastic,well done,i like the orange.xx

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  3. This is so cute! You definitely were up for the challenge. So neat to see your perfect little embellishments...the buttons and ricrac are perfect for the project!

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  4. I love the way you think "outside the box", using the star to make a flower is such a cute idea and it turned out so nice.

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  5. I love how you take little bits of things and turn them into great projects. I am not an orange fan but it looks wonderful as a star flower.

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  6. Great interpretation! A perfect combination of the colors and details. Really great job.

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  7. Sew cute, Sharon...vibrant colors and scrappy backgrounds...just my favorite combinations.

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  8. Very creative and it looks fabulous too.

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  9. great job! I love it - your star flower is fabulous!

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  10. Beautiful work Sharon and I love the use of the rick-rack! Fun back too!

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  11. Oh that is wonderful! What a great job!

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  12. So pretty. The brightness of the orange just has to help cheer you up on the dreary days. I too am wishing for spring.

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  14. Beautiful wall hanging, Sharon. I wasn't an orange color fan until I playing the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Now when I look at orange I think of Orange Sherbet and Orange Cream Popsicles from my childhood. Your Star Flower look yummy :p

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  15. It'as gorgeous Sharon. I don't usually do "orange" either but this looks fantastic! :)

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  16. Very clever design - I really like the way you made your flower - great use of diamonds and that stem is darling. All of your 'use up scraps' played so nicely together and made a super cute project that makes a perfect gift!

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  17. Your wallhanging is beautiful. I love the pretty colors and star block. Thanks for linking up with CTTY. Hope to see you next month.

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  18. I just love this piece. We had a similar challenge in our guild and we had to have orange/purple. I ended up using lavender and peach and it was so much fun to see all the combinations everyone came up with. Love the way you did the back too!

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  19. What a beautiful wall-hanging Sharon, I'm sure the new owner will love it!

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