Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp #1 TOP finished! (almost)


On Thursday night I finished this top!  Almost.... (I am going to add some sashiko circles around the "flower" circles - but the piecing is done)

It had languished for about a month, just waiting for the last border... leaves cut out freehand and machine blanket stitched... deliberately "off" because I do love the eventual frayed look in something casual like this.




 Another early morning "90 seconds, I promise!" photo with Tommy and friend Hansen doing the honors...




I really can't name this anything other than "Stars in a Time Warp #1" because that's what I've called it all along.

Thank you Barbara Brackman for a year of amazing educational and witty posts - it's been a treat!!  Barbara's blog Civil War Quilts is excellent in every way and she is so generous to share so much deep knowledge.

I am still making stars for SIATW#2 ....


I have slacked off somewhat on the homework of really matching up the stars with Barbara's weekly themes.... but I keep making stars out of this messy stash.... with a simple plan in mind.


Meanwhile..... HOW many "pre" Thanksgiving grocery runs have I made??... I am feeling just about ready but it seems every day there is more to get and more to do.  I made and froze pie crusts and somehow once that is done, I feel I can handle anything, ha ha!   Pretty soon the house will be filled with company.  Today, the first wave arrives with my Uncle Frank all the way from Ireland - can't wait!


6 comments:

  1. Oh how fun to see your big flowers with the big leaves in the borders! The corner blocks really pull it all together. Love how much sparkle this quilt has:)

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  2. Love your star quilt and the appliqued border! Never thought of cutting leaves freehand......nice idea!!

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  3. Your quilt is so appealing! Love the way the border turned out. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. That's finished up beautifully. It looks wonderfully vintage I those fabrics.
    Sounds like a busy but special time ahead with Thanksgiving- a great celebration

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  5. wow - you did that so so fast Share a photo of the gentle frayed look, I'm curious about it.
    how many total quilts will you make?

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  6. Congratulations for your nice quilt ! How many stars have you done ?? I participate in this project but I have made only one star per week !! :)
    I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Cynthia !

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