Don't Set Sail on Someone Else's Star
72 x 90
For my granddaughter's hope chest- a quilt for High School graduation.
In the making August 2013 - February 2014
This was my first attempt at making letters for a quilt.
I thought the African proverb "Don't set sail on someone else's star" was good advice for a high school graduate.
Actually, the quilt started out with a Block Lotto win of some "Tall Stars".
I made several blocks to add to the winnings then
I added strips to the side of the 6 x 9 inch blocks to make them 9 inch square.
It just so happened that a month before I joined Block Lotto the block of the month was a "Tall Ship". And I thought a few of those would go well with the quote and stars so made a few of those blocks and added strips to the sides to square up to 9 inches.
I machine quilted stars in the star section and made an attempt at waves in the filler blocks around the ships.
This quilt was a little outside my usual box.
I'm glad I crawl out of it every once in a while to try something different.