Saturday, 21 February 2009

Maverick Stars Quilt

My quilting progress has been quite slow recently - I have been working on my Double Delight mystery quilt - but on Wednesday decided to have a go at Bonnie Hunter's maverick stars. I had been cutting some of my scraps into 2 inch squares so I used them. The blocks are not as scrappy as they could be as I used the same placement for each one but at least the stars came out different. However apart from the spotty all the fabric is repurposed/recycled from shirts. Then I joined them with some hand dyed turquoise squares (my favourite colour!)
Then last night I added a spotty border. The squares were 5 inches and this little top is just 25 inches square but will make a lovely baby quilt. Haven't decided on the outer border - I may do scrappy flying geese because I love them.

This week has been half term and DS1 has been staying in York with some student friends for most of it. This has given us both a bit of breathing space away from each other, given me time to fumigate his room and helped him realise what a great time he will have if he sucessfully completes his college course and goes to Uni. He arrived home last night with a gift for me from my favourite shop!! And he thanked me for cleaning his room!!



Forgot to post these earlier - bought in the flea market in Leeds on Thursday. I actually got 5 boxes each with 8/9 reels of thread - most are unused. A great vintage find!


And finally just as I sat down to write this post - the sun was setting over Barnsley - what a lovely sky!

2 comments:

Jude said...

Hello,me again,
I like the quilt, was it easyish??I'm in a rut at the moment, that pattern could be just the thing to get me out.....
Beautiful sunset, puts Barnsley in a totally different light!!! Ha ha...
Sons are a bit like that, you love them one minute and want them away from you the next....

Jackie said...

I love your Maverick Stars quilt! The light uniform backgrounds give it a less busy look than most scrappy quilts and I love it!