Friday, April 20, 2012

A finish for Friday

It is another glorious day here. A bit windy but sunny and 70 and I'm not complaining. So I decided to drag out a quilt I finished a while ago and take some pictures. I have 2 good ones and 47 wind ravaged ones - so we'll just stick with the good ones. This is my self proclaimed "Carol's Star" quilt. Its really just a big sawtooth star with a 16 patch center.


Lots of tone on tone yellows and lots of big scale floral prints. All from my stash - a FREE quilt! (We aren't going to talk about the fallacy of the FREE label. I have an Econ degree I know there is no such thing as a free lunch or free fabric and I will blithely ignore the reality of price -LOL!)


My long arm quilter did another lovely job - a variegated yellow thread and a nice overall pattern. I love how it looks after laundering. It isn't quite big enough for a queen size bed but it would be okay on a double. I like it folded at the foot of the bed, layered over another quilt so I can use more than one at a time.


Well Big Dude has joined me on the screen porch and while I'm enjoying the day he seems a bit agitated by the number of birds (I filled the feeders again) who are taunting him on the other side of the screen. He's been on alert for a while so I'm betting he'll be napping soon. Its a good day for a snooze.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

17 comments:

  1. It is just amazing! And FREE! who can beat that price... :) I love the 16 patch in the star. The yellow really makes it all stand out.

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  2. Congratulations on the finish Carol! The quilt is very pretty indeed.

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  3. Beautiful! I bet Big Dude likes it too.

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  4. Beautiful! I bet Big Dude likes it too.

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  5. Stash quilts = free quilts. No need to analyze further ;-)

    This quilt is beautiful. I love the yellow, such a "fresh" look. It really makes the stars stand out beautifully.

    I love the name of your blog, by the way. Very fun!

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  6. Such a happy quilt. Those fabrics against the yellow are just wonderful!!

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  7. Oh Yay! I love it! It just makes me grin from ear to ear. I didn't think I was a yellow person, but looking at your quilt, I think I am sadly mistaken. Gorgeous and it looks like a perfect 'nap' quilt.

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  8. Wow! It looks fantastic! Love the bright and cheerful colors!

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  9. Love your ''carol's star'' quilt... love your yellow tones for the background too xxx

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  10. Just gorgeous, love your colors, I'm a color girl too.

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  11. What a beauty!! The yellow background is so refreshing and out of the ordinary. I love it!! Nice ending to a beautiful day.

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  12. I love that you love yellow and bright colors. Happy quilt!

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  13. You can't beat something that's 'free!!!! Love the colours, just makes you feel good looking at it.

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  14. It looks wonderful! I do love those stars! :0)

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  15. Always so fun to see your quilts!

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