Friendship Stars

This quilt has been in process since December–it was so nice to get the top pieced, quilted, and sew on the dark blue binding (which really frames the quilt nicely, but isn’t shown here) while in California. It is a present for my parents, and was supposed to be a Christmas present. So, I’m either 7 months late or 5 months early! I know this isn’t very kosher, but my mom offered to hand sew the binding on, and I took her up on it. Thanks, mom. icon smile Friendship Stars

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Block: Friendship Star (I used the same block in this mini-quilt)

Fabric: Charisma by Chez Moi and Kona snow (which we drove 40 minutes to purchase so I could finish the quilt. I was just shy. Can you believe that 15 fabric stores didn’t have it? Can you believe there are 15 within a half hour or so of my parents’ house?)

Block size: 11 inches (finished) with 3 inch sashing (finished)

Quilted: By me! on a long arm!

We are finally home, after travelling all day. I sat by very kind men who ignored my children when they were getting whiny and told them stories when they needed it. What a relief! It is always bittersweet–so happy to be home, so sad that my family lives on the other side of the country (or rather, we live on the other side of the country from them)

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5 Comments

  1. Posted August 14, 2011 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    Very nice job! I’m sure your mom loved it. My mom (73) does all of my binding!

  2. Posted August 14, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    I love this quilt, it’s wonderful in it’s simplicity.

  3. Posted August 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    what a lovely quilt!!

  4. Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    15 fabric stores all that close together? Wow! I want to live where your parents live! Your quilt is beautiful and I’m sure your mom loves it.

  5. Posted August 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    i love that quilt and your quilting~Well done~xo~

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