Monday, October 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday - Front to Back

It was a relaxing four day weekend.  Sunday afternoon was spent in the sewing room, but I did a lot more cutting than I did stitching.  That's OK, all the cutting sets me up to be able to do a lot of stitching during the week when the time in the sewing room is typically a lot shorter.  

Scrappy Stars is finally off the design wall, it's a finished flimsy now.  

Pattern is Folk Art Christmas Stars
by Robyn Pandolph


I'm happy with how it turned out.  Scrappy Stars is my oldest UFO, started 11 years ago.  It will feel really good to get this one off the list.  

The design wall isn't empty even though Scrappy Stars is a finished top, I've got the pieces of the back up there now.  

  

The reds, blacks and greens were used in the top, the light fabrics were originally intended to be the backgrounds for the star blocks.  But after making a few blocks, I realized the printed backgrounds would muddy up the stars.  At that point I switched to tone on tone neutrals for the star backgrounds.  The back will use up a lot of the left over fabrics, so other than a few scrappy strips, these will be out of the stash and into a quilt.  

That's it for my design wall this week.  Check out Patchwork Times  for more design wall Monday fun.  

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did for the borders.

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  2. It is wonderful!! I like how you are making lemonade out of stash lemons! (Ok, so they're not really lemons, but I couldn't resist the analogy!) Your backing will be lovely, too! :)

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  3. I clipped that pattern from a magazine ad long ago....nice to see made up! And the back is great.

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  4. I love a pieced back! Lovely quilt top, congrats on the finish!

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  5. You have done a wonderful job and used your fabrics perfectly. And the back makes it a double quilt. Great job.

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  6. The back is going to be as beautiful as the front. Well done on such a beautiful flimsy finish!

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  7. I'd be happy with it too. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you used the same fabric throughout the quilt.

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  8. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......WOWZERS! That is a really beautiful quilt, and you know I LOVE your backing! It will be great to cuddle up during the Christmas holidays!

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  9. I love how you finished the borders on your Scrappy Stars quilt--gorgeous!!
    Your backing looks great too. Can't wait to see if all done.

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  10. Love the back almost as much as the front. Congratulations on crossing your oldest UFO off the list. That must feel great.

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  11. Definitely makes sense to me to spend time cutting when you have more time so you can spend time sewing when you have less!

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