Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Hands Hurt...

...my wrists are sore, and the fingertips on my left hand are raw, but by golly my nephew, Karl, is going to have this quilt for his 21st birthday on April 11!





The pattern is called "Star Struck" by Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie's patterns really help you use up scraps. I kept the gold and ivory fabrics consistent in all of the small quarter square triangles, but the quilt could be done completely scrappy. I was inspired to use this pattern when I saw Val's version on our quilting forum. She used Christmas reds and greens, and I'm sure it'll become an heirloom in her family.


Karl is a great young man. He's a junior in college right now in Fulton, Missouri. He and his parents moved up here from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and it is really great to see more of him now. I pumped him for color preferences at Christmas!



From now until April 11 I will be hand quilting this quilt! I haven't made a queen-sized quilt for a long time, so it's quite a change for me.

And now an invitation...

A very sweet friend of mine, Kimberly, has started a new quilting forum on Delphi, The Quilting Bee. I already know a lot of the quilters there and have even met some of them in person. They are good people! However, we welcome new members with open arms and look forward to what we can share with them and learn from them. Click on the logo at the right to join us!



8 comments:

Debi said...

I love the colors in the quilt and you can't go wrong with stars!

Babs Schmidt said...

That is a great quilt! He is very lucky!

Wilma NC said...

Love the stars!!!

Lynn said...

He's gohg to love it! Perfect "manly" colors and stars are my favorites, too. Good job, Sheryl.

pollyanna said...

Oh yeah how great is that? He will love this quilt :) I can feel the snuggling under it as I type :)

Jan said...

What a great quilt---he will love it!!!

Improvedliving said...

That is a great quilt! He is very lucky!


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julieQ said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! What a lucky guy. Now time for your hands to recover!