Tuesday, November 1, 2011

One More Summit Swap

I have one Sewing Summit swap item that I made, but unfortunately didn't complete in time to actually swap it in person at the Summit. Happily, Elizabeth's mini is all done now, and she has received it, so I'm free to share it! This was for my "roommate swap" with AnneMarie and Elizabeth. Elizabeth's mini is the same design as AnneMarie's (which you can see here), but in different fabric/colors.

As you might remember, each star is from Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars, which features stars named after each of the states. So I went for the hard-core symbolism and did four stars: Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, and Utah. One for each of our home states, and one for the state where we all met. I really love how both of these minis turned out!

I used yellow thread to quilt Elizabeth's, a decision I questioned after it was done. But now I like it and I'm glad I broke out of my usual thread rut. : ) And I love love love the stripey binding. I usually like to do striped binding on the bias, but this one just called out for straight-grain, and I'm really happy with the end result.

Here's the back, with several iterations of Dena Designs' Tarika. I love these prints.

Yay for roommates, sewing buddies, and friends. Thanks for a fun swap, ladies!

20 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks fabulous and I love the yellow quilting and the stripy binding!

Linz said...

Soooooo cute!!! I love it!

Heather D. said...

Beeeeautiful! Love the back, and also how much the quilting shows up on the front. Awesome. :)

Amy Sp said...

Wow - Both of those star quilts are fabulous! I love the symbolism behind each with the states too...very cute. ;) The bright backing is a nice contrast to the dark solid on the front. Love it!

Elizabeth D. said...

I just finally found the perfect spot for my gorgeous mini yesterday - right next to my sewing machine :) I totally love it and I think you've inspired me to try to break my white quilting thread rut, too!!

**nicke... said...

what a fun swap and what a fun mini! lovely lovely lovely lee! i also love the symbolism behind each star. what a thoughtful little fox you are!

Annabella said...

The stars look so beautiful and pop against the grey background. What a wonderful reminder of your amazing weekend in Salt Lake City with your roomies.

Greta said...

This is so pretty. I love how the middle of the stars look like watercolor.

poppyinpink said...

I love where quilting is going...and you are riding the crest of the wave there! That is a splendid looking quilt. I love stripey binds too!

Katie B. said...

Really pretty! Lucky Elizabeth!

Sheila said...

Great stars, I love the bottom right - it looks curved!

Kiera said...

Looks great. The yellow quilting really sets it off!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh it's gorgeous! Love the effect of the stars where the colour seems to radiate from the middle

AnneMarie said...

I LOVE what you did with the yellow thread. It looks fantastic!! Yay for roomies!

Toni said...

Those stars are amazing! I think you have definitely sold me on that book! Excellent mini!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I love it. And I love those bee blocks too.
BTW I wanted to join your WIP tomorrow but I can't link up because I have to post from my phone. But I already did my post. Come by and see my WIP. If I get out to the library tomorrow I'll do the link. I added your button to my sidebar. I love your blog!
Have a great Wednesday.

JanuaryT said...

The whole quilt is awesome, but I love love love the bottom right block. So cool!!! I'm so excited about The sewing summit, I can't wait for next years to come. Again fantastic job.

Kristie said...

Looooove it in grey :)

randi said...

very nice little quilt!

Leila said...

Beautiful!!! Your stippling is perfect! I am always scared to quilt in contrasting thread, but you nailed it.

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