Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Stars at Night

I finished putting together the top for my departing avp's quilt. I really like the way this turned out. I don't typically make a quilt from fabrics from a single line. Almost all the fabrics--except a few homespuns and the background--were from a Fig Tree Quilts line. It made me feel like I was making a quilt for APQ :) The green in the stripe isn't as minty as it's coming out in this photo--thank goodness. I took the photo at night and was too lazy to walk downstairs again to flip on more lights before snapping it.



I've made this quilt at least four times, each in different moods, and it always works. It's neat seeing how the quilt takes on the flavor of the fabric.

I was driving my daughter to a playdate this afternoon, and on the way there, I realized that I passed the back of our house. Of course, it wasn't our house, but it was the same model in a different subdivision. So, after dropping her off, I doubled back to see how they had painted my house--just to get an idea. It looked nice, but I like our scheme better. (I also now know how to fit a pool on the back without losing all the wonderful light we get from our 2nd story windows. Just in case.)

So, it's the same with this quilt. It's always but never the same. I'll make time to quilt it next weekend, well in advance of her goodbye party. The rest of this week I've got to get motoring on the rest of my hand applique'd stars. Why am I doing this by hand again? Think, think . . .

Oh, and I probably need to start counting to 100 when the urge to buy fabric comes on. I broke down and bought a Moda jellyroll of the Sanctuary line. It was a difficult day, and in the end, I thought the Moda version of the roll was better for me than the bakery version. Tough call, though.

11 comments:

sammy_bunny said...

Very cute. I like the borders around the blocks with multiple fabrics on each side.

Su Bee said...

Hmmmm.....Moda/bakery --- that is a tough one. Good call tho - the Moda last longer and is prettier. Love that stars&bars block; it really does look diferently every time.

Patti said...

I love this quilt, and I love the colors! Moda fabrics are the best. What is it about them that just calls to us? I'd happily take a bolt of every single one if someone were to offer them to me - or even just a yard or two LOL!

Did you design this or is it a pattern?

tami said...

Beautiful quilt. I know what you mean about different color schemes totally changing the same pattern. It's so fun to see how they turn out.
You made the right choice going for the fabric instead of the bakery. ;-)

Carol E. said...

Pretty quilt! Is that a Terry Atkinson pattern? Good call on the Moda/Bakery dilemma. I face that one too often myself.

atet said...

I've made this one as well -- and yes, it is amazing how the fabrics change the mood of it. Always a lovely surprise.

As for the moda/bakery dilemma -- you probably did the right thing. Teh fabric is much less fattening and you can make something pretty from it. The bakery -- just tastes good. Then again, if it's that bad of a day I would probably do both!

Shelina said...

I've been buying more fabric than I should lately too. And I wasn't even having a bad day. Your quiltis beautiful - it looks great with the fabric line.

The Calico Cat said...

NICE _ I satill need to make one or two of those!

Helen said...

wow. this is an amazing quilt. with such a simple pattern, you have really managed to make each block look so unique by the fabrics youchoose, but all the blocks still work together.

Mary said...

I've seen several versions of this quilt - yours is lovely.

Quilting Mama said...

I found you working my way around the Q4P ring.

What a beautiful quilt. I LOVE those colors!