Monday, 21 December 2020

a delightful scrappy finish

I was determined to get another 'finish' in this year, and this is it "Second Star to the Right". I seemed to have taken a long time to work through the quilting processes with this quilt, but I'm still loving it!

After piecing all those stars and agonizing about the setting triangles, I was ready to just- get- it- done! But I'm so glad I waited until the 'right' fabrics came along for the borders. 
There's something very appealing to me about the combination of the grey spot, the pink & white stripe and the Kaffe Guinea Flower wide border. It was a little tricky to decide on the binding material, but I think the Kaffe Aboriginal Dot in Orchid works well at containing everything.
And there are some delightful scrappy fabric combos within the stars too, lots of my favourite fabrics here.

I used a vintage sheet for my backing and chose a wool batting, which has given the quilt a soft cuddly feel. I had it quilted by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi in a 'Baptist Fan with a curl' pattern. The finished quilt measures approx. 60" x 54". To see the enlarged photo just click on any pic

















Keen to start on something new now! 

Wishing you and yours a safe & healthy holiday.
I'll be back next year, and let's hope it's way better than this year!
Linda


12 comments:

  1. What a nice finish you have!! I like your choice of combinations of fabrics too and especially the stripe and Guinea flower borders. The back looks great with the front.

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  2. Lovely quilt, the pink and black are great together.

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  3. It's a beautiful quilt and well done on the borders!

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  4. Beautiful, the combination of pink and black is one of my favourites. Such a pretty quilt with a vintage look !!

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  5. Gorgeous quilt...I love the color choices you made...hugs from our cold landscape Julierose

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  6. What a beautiful quilt. Love the soft pinks. The pink striped border works really well, framing the centre and somehow drawing attention to the flowered border at the same time. Great choices of board fabrics.

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  7. Another beautiful quilt! I love the stars within stars pattern. As others have pointed out, the borders are just perfect to showcase the fabrics of the stars.

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  8. Love this one. It has such a wonderful vintage feel to it. Great job!

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  9. Definitely a delightful scrappy finish and you've used one of my favourite KF lines - Guinea flower - love this pattern in every one of his colours!

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  10. I think you are right about that particular fabric combination - it is extraordinarily pleasing. A lovely finish and a great way to end the year.

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