Monday, 27 July 2009

Maverick Stars quilt top completed.

This was finished a few days ago but no time to post as we have been away at two very wet car rallies this weekend. After being promised a lovely summer by the weather people July has been a very wet month particularly the weekends. There have been record sales of camping equipment this year with the credit crunch but after the last couple of weeks I suspect some of it has ended up in the wheelie bin or at the charity shop!
Anyway, back to the quilt! I finished it with a random border which I always wanted to try plus its a great way to use up leftover scraps. Also I think using the three fabrics in the border help to finish the quilt off properly and balance the different fabrics.

Here are closer views of a corner.

The plan now is to use this top as a practise piece for machine quilting - I want to try some different techniques and experiment with echo quilting.
Over the weekend I have done some stitchery for a birthday block and a Noah's Ark block which I hope to be able to show soon.
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Nia Tilley said...

I just love your quilt Janet. I would never have thought of using the black/white with the blue, it looks fabulous. All your points look SOOO.... perfect. I look forward to seeing it quilted. Thanks for the comment re my pyramid. The scarab beetle is actually made of farbic, is stuffed and then covered with beads. It is just sitting in the pyramid.

Jude said...

Love it, yes, the edge fabrics do tie everything in.

JRZ Jenn said...

I think the colors look lovely together! Thanks for showing us, I think it's great!