March/April'13 No. 150
I have to admit my original intention when looking for this magazine was to work with Bonnie Hunter's Lazy Sunday mystery quilt. And, I am still in the process of doing just that. However, the quilt on the cover, Star Splitter, was absolutely eye-catching! I had heard of Victoria Findlay Wolfe through various articles, and from who else, but, Bonnie Hunter! Little did I know what I was missing out on? Victoria's work is so fun to look at because she, according to the Star Splitter pattern in Quiltmaker: "uses an improvisational scrap-piecing technique to make her own fabric,".................SOLD!
What do you do for someone who has blessed you with MANY SCRAPS? I say, make'em a quilt! And the Star Splitter pattern was a perfect match for this effort.
Please enjoy the photos from this quilt making endeavor!
Piecing the stars from "made fabric."
MANY half square triangles for the borders.
Partial star segments laid out.
Beginning the lay out on my
design wall, floor!
Awesome shot with the sky!
Stained glass anyone????? Cool shot from the back side!
This quilt was made for my friend Bev who gave me the scraps from which I made this quilt. When I received the bags of scraps from her and went through them, I noticed that she had an abundance of greens in various shades, prints, and hues. When I mentioned something to her, she said, "you found me out.....I LOVE GREEN!" I thought it would be interesting to see how this pattern turned out using one variable......GREEN! I am pleased with the end result and..............
I think Bev and her husband Tom are too! (Not to mention one of their dogs, Greta!)
(Nothing like a quick break from yard work to receive a quilt? LOLOLOL)
Bev will be quilting this quilt as she is a long arm quilter. Her husband Tom just retired (CONGRATS) and they plan on doing a lot of travelling. She informed me she believes it will travel with them in their motor home on the bed so they can enjoy it each day. I hope it brings you both joy during your travels!
I loved the way this quilt turned out, and was eager to share it with the original designer, Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Much to my surprise she asked if she could share it with some of her blog readers at 15 Minutes Of Play. Thank you so much for creating this pattern AND for the shout out Victoria!
In other news, I attended my first marathon.........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Amy, I didn't run in it! Are you kidding me?????????? LOL I had several friends that did though, and it was so exciting to see them run.......
RECEIVE THEIR MEDALS!
WAY TO GOOOOOOO GUYS AND GALS!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter