Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stars & Leaves Done!

Stars & Leaves was #19 on my 2018 list and it is now done :)


I like to have a quilting project to work on after dinner and this was my most recent one. It's 24" x 24".



I found a lot of inspiration in Ann Hermes' book Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures (Schiffer Publishing, 2014). 


I liked the shape of this leaf (from an unfinished project) and used it again in the blocks that I started appliqueing last year.


It's a simple design. The blocks are 6" and the hsts are 2".


I like quilting stars diagonally in each direction followed by two sets of chevrons 3/4" apart in each segment.


I quilted around each leaf and again 1/4" inside followed by diagonal straight lines in the background. I like the texture. The 1/2" binding is a solid red.  


The back and a detail :)

Hope you're having a wonderful week!




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Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer 



 

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the details on this piece--and the source of inspiration. I was not aware of this book of Ann's.
    The quilting really compliments the piecing well!

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  2. The chrome yellow and the cheddar are wonderful with the fall leaves. The simplicity of the quilting adds lovely texture and compliments the style of your quilt. Yay, for getting #19 off your list. It's really sweet.

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  3. This is such a striking and pretty little quilt! Your colors are gorgeous.

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  4. I LOVE your little starts and leaves project. The quilting really makes it textured and special.
    Love that applique block too - those dots are fun

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  5. Love your stars and leaves quilt! Just wonderful.:)

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