Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Spent a little time in the sewing room yesterday and today. I love the new year. It always gives me the feeling of a new beginning and I love the quieter time after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 

I first auditioned the light setting triangles for my Stars in a Time Warp project. I loved it and was sure I wouldn't like the darker fabric.  However, once I got this green up on the design wall I loved it too. I decided I better take photos so I could compare side by side. Though I still love the dark setting triangles I love the light better because I think it shows off the variety of star colors and placement of dark, medium and light within the stars. What do you think?


I had made 41 stars. Given the length of the border print I figured I could make each star strip with 11 star blocks. I wanted 4 star strips so I made 3 more blocks. To make this wide enough for my bed I'm going to add two borders from a large floral print on the sides. The floral print, border print and much of the light setting triangles will use fabrics from the Matter of the Heart line from Kaye England. The green that I auditioned for the setting triangles is also from that line and I'll probably use it for the binding. I have a couple cuts of yardage from that line that I'll use for the backing. I must have really loved that line. I didn't buy it all at once and it took me a while to realize it was one line of fabric. Thanks, Kaye England! This quilt will go on our queen size bed. Well, I'm off to sew together another strip of stars. Hope the new year brings you lots of happy stitching!

13 comments:

  1. It is stunning Maureen!! I like both options but I see your point on the light option. I just might select the light. It's going to be so pretty, and I love that you already have a place in mind to use it.
    Happy New Year to you and yours - Wishing you all the BEST!

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  2. Maureen, I am delighted with what you have created from your stars. The light triangles do give the stars more life and make a very pretty quilt for your bed. Love the way you have set the blocks between strips of that beautiful border print. Congrats on getting a quilt made for your own bed. I know that is a difficult thing for quilters to get to. I'm sure you will have a smile on your face every time you walk into your bedroom and are greeted by this pretty piece. : )

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  3. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. Your setting and border fabric are perfect. Hugs

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  4. Your quilt is looking gorgeous, this will be a stunning finish!

    Wishing you the very best in 2016 - Happy New Year!

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  5. I love both colors. What a great setting!! Kaye's fabric is superb!!

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  6. Gorgeous! I agree with the lighter setting to feature the blocks - but both are lovely. And if you are using it on your bed it will be more restful :) Love the way you have used this fabric line! Happy New Year!

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  7. Great result Maureen. I must say that I am partial to the dark one. The quilt will look gorgeous decorating your bed.

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  8. Looking beautiful I see what you mean with the lighter fabric for the stars. Your border fabrics are lovely, go with your thoughts it will be pretty.

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  9. A tough call - both are wonderful. The dark seems to set off that lovely floral print - makes for a dramatic setting. The light certainly lets the lovely pieced stars shine. Guess you should make both versions and alternate depending on the seasons? :-) if only we had enough time & fabric, right?

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  10. I like the lighter setting triangles best too. What a fantastic border fabric - this will be a lovely quilt!

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  11. I think I remember that Kaye England fabric. Good use of it.

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  12. Pretty setting for the stars. I like both settings! I lean toward the darker but really both are wonderful
    I love January too - Happy New year!

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  13. Oh, both of these settings are so beautiful! I think you should do the one that makes you happy! Isn't that funny how we're attracted to one line of fabric, buy bits of it, and then realize that it's all from the same line? That means it's REALLY calling to you!

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