Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rolling Stars


I actually have a lot of things to share, but in taking these pictures with my 'dented' camera - yes, had to hold three parts together to get it to work (and did that for almost three years after a kitty sent it flying) - well it is now 8 pieces.

But this just had to be shown and glad I got shots of it and managed to load to the computer with a duct taped camera.  My SIL's first large quilt - finished!  It is Rolling Stars quilt pattern by Whistlingpig Creek - you can find it in many shops, I just linked where she got it.


Using Charms and Jelly Roll - a quick project that has a stunning look.  She wanted to make her brother a quilt for his birthday - a man's quilt.  I love the fabrics she chose - one of the Kansas Trouble lines.


And she chose this gorgeous blue paisley extra wide backing at our LQS  - the Quilt Bug.  A local longarmer quilted it for her - very hard to see the quilting in these photos - a pale blue thread on the back and a cream thread on the top.  And I had her hand stitch the binding - this quilt deserved that special touch - and maybe I can get her to enter it in a Quilt Show this fall.

And with the scraps she make two pillows and a table runner - yeah, I wasn't going to let her tuck that back in the tote.

Closing Thought

 “It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise”
- Mark Twain

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon
*and yes - I am off to buy a new camera today*

19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I'm not surprised. She had a good teacher : )
    Mark Twain was a wise man.
    Yes. Time for a new camera. haha.

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  2. well done to your SIL Sharon,its gorgeous.xx

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  3. Your SIL's quilt is lovely. Well done!

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  4. Such a simple block/s but the look is stunning! Well done!!! :)

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  5. The quilt is a real beauty. Good luck with the camera shopping.

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  6. Great finish for your SIL. I love that pattern. It would be a great stash buster. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is a gorgeous quilt by your SIL...love the scrappiness and what a great pattern to use scraps. She made a wonderful quilt! Great job, Teach!

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  8. Beautiful quilt, I love the colors. Great way to use up scraps too!

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  9. Great quilt! I admire your tenacity and good fortune that you're still able to get photos out of that poor camera!

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  10. Love this pattern...and the quilt turned out so great. A snuggle down with love quilt!
    Sounds like the time has come for you to bury that camera and look for a new one! Duct tape and multiple pieces are a sign. :D

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  11. That is really lovely. She did a great job.

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  12. Beautiful quilt , love the choice of fabrics !!

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  13. She did a great job. Hopefully she'll enter the quilt.

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  14. Hey look at that quilt!! A great job well done! Congrats on thjis to you both! I love it those colors are good for lots of reasons. Way to go Patty

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  15. Whoop whoop for your SIL!! That's a beautiful quilt (especially the hand binding) and how smart to use up all her scraps too! Looks like she had a great teacher...

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  16. What a terrific quilt. Love the combo of blocks. Your SIL should be congratulated. Good luck with the search for the new camera.

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  17. I'm not surprised that you SILs quilt came out so wonderful, she has a great teacher. I really like the color combo and the paisley backing fabric is great.
    You either need another hand or a new camera. I wish I could have seen you holding it together to take the photo.

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