Thursday, May 15, 2014

catching up over patchwork

Hello everybody!

I have  lots of stitchy things to catch you up on, like the quilt retreat I went on {yay!!!}  but took almost no pictures at.  I was a girl on a mission with piles and piles of fabric to sew into quilt tops.

want to see the first one I finished at quilt retreat?

blue ball jar with daffodils & quilt top

I picked some Timber & Leaf up at my LQS before the retreat along with some other FQs I can't identify.  The background is a fantastic print from Indian Summer.  I knew right away I would be making a giant star with them.

quilt reflecting in pond

the retreat was beside a beautiful lake, and I thought it would be the perfect place to take pictures, but the clouds, rain, and wind weren't cooperating...

timber & leaf giant star quilt

so i tried again by the flowers and had a bit better luck  {btw, that is my mom holding up the quilt top.  thanks mom!}

patchwork star w/ blue ball jar

I love this quilt so much!

and i have no idea how I am going to quilt it, back it, or bind it.  Any suggestions?

p.s. - I cut those flowers from my own garden :)

linking up to crazy mom quilts, Fort Worth Fabric Studio,
Needle and Thread Thursday

stitch by stitch
Fresh Poppy Design


Snowcatcher said...

It will be fun to see how you end up finishing this; love the daffodils with it! They go together!

Cloud CouCou said...

Beautiful, the colours are so pretty! It looks lovely with the trees in the background.

Kris said...

So pretty and I love the colors. I can relate to the wind and rain but the beauty still shines through with your quilt top.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is a beautiful quilt and I love your pictures :)

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautiful! I did a star quilt, I did straight line quilting with my walking foot. I looked at a LOT of star quilts before I started. The other thing that looks particularly good on a star quilt is a huge spiral. Scrappy binding using the same material as the quilt? Aren't I full of opinions today?? lol It is gorgeous, no matter how you finish it, it is going to remain wonderful :)

Leslie said...

that is gorgeous. i would go ahead and straight line it(that is my go to) and bind it with a color from your quilt that will stand out and frame it. i love the fox fabric

Quilting Stories said...

Very nice quilt, beautiful colors!

Carla said...

Great choice for your fabrics. I love these quilts every time I see one. Good job. The wind is a nuisance!

Willit Neverend said...

This giant start looks beautiful