Monday, December 3, 2012
Big Stars for Nick on Design Wall Monday
It got too big for my design wall, so here again is a picture of my latest quilt top on the floor of my foyer - Big Stars for Nick! Oh Nick and I are both happy with this one. It finished 82" square which should be a generous size for his bed.
It was my idea to add the little black stars. Those speckles are a metallic gold.
This giant star pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co. - you can see the video here - is quick and fun. I did two of these this month and I know I'm going to make this pattern again some time.
And stitching up this one was a trip down memory lane. I only used a tenth of the fabrics I used in my Debbie Mumm version but there were certainly a lot of familiar manufacturer and designer names on the selvedges. VIP, Hoffman, Makover, Jinny Beyer, Nancy Crow, Mary Ellen Hopkins and I tossed in some Debbie Mumm blacks.
The black is Debbie Mumm and the red is a Hoffman...
The red is a Hoffman and the black is a Jinny Beyer...
The red is a Mary Ellen Hopkins and the black is another Debbie Mumm.
I have the top, the back and the batting all bundled into a tote bag to take to the guild meeting tonight to give to Cass for her to quilt. I'm thinking an allover pattern of stars and loops.
And I got the binding on my Christmas quilt late last night. I'm taking it for show and tell this evening - my favorite part of our meetings. I'll take some pictures of it on my bed tomorrow.
Hope you have a great week. I have big plans to start getting my Christmas decorations out, but first I need to figure out how to re-arrange the family room to fit the tree in. An extra recliner got added to this room and it is wall to wall furniture.