my new quilt
I did get back a quilt I had sent off to my long arm quilter a while ago. She tends to take a while, but she does a beautiful job. Sorry about the picture. The sun was shining very brightly which was nice for the day, but not so nice for pictures. You also get a view of our rebuilt wall after we had to tear it down for mold issues when we moved in.
I still need to bind it, but I am so happy to have it back. It's based on Island Star by M'liss Rae Hawley from More Fat Quarter Quilts. I started just making the stars and was going to make a lap size, but then decided that I loved the way the stars came out so much I wanted it bigger to fit on my bed. I played around with sashing and came up with this pattern. I had to call the friend I was shopping with when I bought that background and get another 1/4 yard to finish. After I finished the center I had to improvise a border without any more of the background. I am happy with the way it turned out. I think I would have liked it better if I had used more background in the border, but at least I used some stash.:oD