Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh My Stars Quilt

For our guild Christmas Party
we were challenged to make a quilt
that will be used for
the decorations.
It was a "crayon challenge"
and the color I drew
randomly from the bag
"Tropical Turquoise"

The  pattern I chose was
by Callie of
Make It Do

 A throw size
50" X 68"
I downloaded my pattern from a PDF file
Love Callie's version in red :)
 All of my quilt was made from scraps
which stays with Callie's theme
of Make It Do
In today's world we could learn a lot from
 the old Depression Era saying
Use It Up
Wear It Out
Make It Do
Or Do Without
 The backing is even from a piece I found in my stash.
 I used the colors in the birds
to pull for the scraps
on the front.
My many thanks to Pat Roche
for the machine quilting :)
All labeled and ready for our Christmas Party
next Tuesday night.
Which, by the way, I will
NOT be able to attend :(
*for a very good reason,
that I will share with you tomorrow :)


•stephanie• said...

"oh my stars!" was what i said to myself when i saw your quilt.
it turned out great.
and i love the label.
a lot!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that turned out great, love the backing fabric too.

Carol said...

I love it Nedra...the pattern is the colors, the back is perfect and the quilting is beautiful! And the BEST label!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

What a terrific quilt! That pattern is great for showing off fabric. Thanks for sharing!

beth said...

Ooh! I love your quilt! I love the back! Wish I had that cute backing in MY stash!

Lori Holt said...

Oh Nedra!!! I love your quilt. Its a pattern that I made 3 quilts from several years ago ( a queen for my bed...a twin for Ben's bed and a table topper for my kitchen) except my pattern was called Scrappy Stars.
It's a great pattern for any color/style combo and I love yours!...and the backing and the adorable tag are perfect!

fiberchick said...

Wonderful colors and the backing is charming too!

SewCalGal said...

Really beautiful stars quilt Nedra. Great job getting the stars to pop. Gorgeous fabrics.


Jana said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love how you are using all your scraps this year!

Brenda said...

You did a great job with your challenge quilt. Love the color.