Saturday, July 29, 2006

A Little Time For Quilting!


The twenty five friendship star blocks are now sewn together in rows. You may remember that I mentioned my mini-group "volunteered" to make the opportunity quilt for the quilt show! We are designing "on the fly" LOL. We knew for sure we wanted 25 friendship stars to represent that our guild will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2007 and also the friendship star is our symbol. We also knew we wanted to use bright, tone-on-tone fabrics. The next section will be a muted black inner border with appliqued star "flowers", vines, and leaves--using the leftover fabrics from the big stars. The final border--we think--will be that wonderful batik at the foot of the bed. We decided to wait on our final decision on the outer border till we see how the inner border applique turns out. There are 8 gals in my wonderful mini-group. These 5 were the ones I could "bully" into being in a picture with the quilt top!!! Notice how I carefully maneuvered so that I would not have to be in the picture!!! Someone has to be the photographer, after all.

4 comments:

Linda_J said...

This is going to be a fantastic quilt judging from the completed part and the plans for it from here. Yep, someone needs to take the picture and if it is your house and/or your camera, you don't have to be in it!

anne bebbington said...

I really love those big friendship stars - never thought about making big ones but they look so effective - it will be a super quilt - don't know whose room you were in but I love that paint colour on the walls :o)

Susan said...

I love the sound of the inner border, can't wait to see how it looks.

The BLTs sound great, too! The best one I ever had was in a lunch room attached to a bed and breakfast in Delores, CO. I'm dying to go back for another, with banana split pie for dessert. =)

Judy said...

Looks like a wonderful quilt in the making there!!