Friday, February 8, 2013

Seeing Stars

So, we recently moved. Went from squishing a family of 8 (my daughter always includes the two dogs) into an 1100 sqft house to a sprawling, well...plenty. When you spend 10 years in a small house you tend to accumulate only the basic furnishings for however many rooms you have, so when we moved, our new house felt sparse. Fortunately, my husband's boss bought a furnished lake house and didn't want the furnishings, which he generously gave to us. But there was a catch, he and his wife wanted a lap quilt to snuggle with their grand kids. Ahh...pressure!! Seriously, you don't want to have to make a quilt for the owner of a company who holds the fate of your husband's livelihood in his hands. Not that he'd fire him because I made him a quilt he didn't like, but still, pressure!!  No color palette, no guidance in design, only thing they said was they like all colors. Well great! So considering that they had two grandSONS and finally finding out that both their (boss and wife's) favorite color is blue, I went to work. This is what I came up with.

Thank you Jeni B for your Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial! Now, I had many more pictures, because I adore this quilt so, so much (as does my little girl) but my computer is on the fritz and I'm using my iPad to do all this. Fun times. Luckily, I only used half of the FQ's and have a 'sister' quilt that I am finishing up for the girlie girl. The owner/boss didn't really care, but his wife LOVED it! Awesome! As long as my husband doesn't get fired. It was one that I was sad to part with. I caressed it lovingly as I folded it up to send on it's way. And I may or may not have given it a quick little kiss.... One will never know.

I used Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry and Les Amis by Patty Sloniger. And I think it's Kona Snow in the bottom and possibly Free Spirit solid in Light Jade up top, in case you were wondering.

I'm heavily quilting this one right now and will post pics when I'm done.

1 comment:

  1. I have tried to comment on my phone 3 times. Apparently the blogger app doesn't let you comment. Anyway, I LOVE this quilt. It's super great, and you did a fabulous job!