Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Star Quilt Top Finished

star quilt top finished 
I didn't have great lighting for this... yes it's too sunny and I'm not complaining. Seattle was tied for "hottest major city in the US" yesterday at 89 degrees in our particular neck of the woods. I love it. It's not quite that warm today but it's still beautiful, bright, sunny, warm. I'll get a better quilt photo when I finish up all the quilting. This quilt is going to be part of a star quilt exhibit next month, over at Island Quilter with Seattle MQG.

Putting all the borders on wasn't the most fun ever but I love how it's turned out so far. I wasn't sure what to do as far as measuring the sawtooth borders, so I added the blue pieces to the ends with a little bit of extra length, and then pinned the borders on starting in the middle. Then I trimmed the ends. The plain borders were all measured and done the "right" way.

Next up is making the back and thinking about the quilting. Should I go buy some aqua thread or quilt it in white? Or both?

10 comments:

Jessica said...

Gorgeous!! I love the sawtooth borders. Beautiful work :) I would use white thread!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Absolutely love it Vicki! The colours/fabrics, the blocks, the borders; fabulous!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Beautiful! I love that blue! Really makes your quilt perfect! :)

Bouts Choisis said...

Lovely quilt! The aqua colour is gorgeous - makes a refreshing change from all the white and grey backgrounds that are around at present (nice though they are!)

Sewing Mom said...

Truly beautiful! Wow, I love the colors.

The Reader said...

Gorgeous! the borders turned out great!!

I think I'd use aqua, but that is me being an inexperienced quilter and preferring my quilting to blend in, LOL! Whatever you choose, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Jayne said...

Beautiful quilt!

Elizabeth said...

What a fun quilt! I love how it turned out.

I vote for aqua thread :).

xo -E

Sandy said...

It's a great quilt. Love it!

Angela Nash said...

Awesome quilt! All those borders give me the heebie geebies. Hate attaching them - but soooo love how they look! I would quilt in white.