Monday, May 7, 2018

It's a Finish! Star Chain



Star Chain
56 x 70
It's a Finish! 

This time of year I do a little machine quilting and take a break from that to do a little gardening and then take a break from that to do a little machine quilting and...(you get the picture). 

 I think half of these 14 inch blocks were 2014 Block Lotto winnings.  I made the other half. 
I quilted it on my DSM with horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. I'm not going to say "straight lines" because a lot of them are definitely not straight. 

I pieced together leftover batting, used fabric from stash for backing and made a scrappy green binding from scraps in the chunky scrap crate. 

This is in my donation/gift stash now waiting for the perfect recipient. 

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14 comments:

Bonnie said...

YEA! A fabulous finish! And, think how wonderful it is to use up all those scraps from batting, to binding to fabric. This is a great block pattern.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Pretty quilt, the fact you used leftover batting and backing makes it even more enjoyable. Whoever receives this quilt will love it!

Kathryn said...

I like to use my Block Lotto winnings for charity quilts also. It's a great way to give back.

Julierose said...

Beautiful finish; I really love how the colors change and move lighter and darker--very nice work hugs, Julierose

Linda said...

All your quilts are stunning but this one beats the band! Fabulous!

Pamela Arbour said...

You have made a very cozy quilt. Anyone would love to snuggle up to it. Congratulations on your finish.

Marei said...

You're my quilty hero! I just wish you were my neighbor, too, as I would love to drop by, pull a couple weeds, have some chit-chat, and hang out in your sewing room....maybe touching your fabric...like one does at a friend's house.

Lynn said...

That is very cute. Great blocks - what size is the 'timer' section of the star? Looks like a great use for some scraps too.

mangozz said...

Beautiful quilt finish! Love the chain stars. I've never seen that design before.

Janie said...

Congratulations, Cathy.
I like the contrast of light and dark and the greens are perfect for a spring time finish.

Louise said...

A fresh, green quilt to celebrate your return to the garden! Beautifully finished, Cathy. Straight lines are overrated, I think. Quilting lines only need to look like they belong, not like they are running the whole show.

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful finish!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

THat is a great quilt!! I love it! and that you get your gardening in - in between your quilting! We have tomatoes planted and fingers crossed for no snow ha ha

Lynne said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And, I love that you have a quilt stash waiting for the right recipient - what a cool idea! On behalf of the FAL crew, congrats on your finish and thanks for participating!