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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Postage Stamp Stars!

Here it is! I appreciate the advice and encouragement about the borders.  I found the checked fabric at Joann's. It has the balance of red and tan that I wanted. The triangle units in the border fit perfectly.  (72 x 72; 5-5/8 yards used.)


 I stopped at two thrift shops on Saturday.  This long piece was $3.00.  It's cotton lawn from India, lighter than quilting fabric.   http://sitaratextile.fm.alibaba.com/product/11050900-10741048/Sitara_Supreme_Lawn.html  It is hemmed at both ends but the selvedges are unfinished.   I'm not an art quilter, but sometimes I need something a bit art-y, and this is that.



Here is a more traditional print: an all-cotton twin-sized sheet....just right for borders or a back. ($3.00)

See what's on other design walls this week at Judy's Patchwork Times.

7 comments:

  1. gorgeous quilt! and fabulous shopping success!

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  2. Very Nice! And I love it when other quilters admit to using sheets...I do too. Sign of a good quilter in my book!

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  3. I really like used sheets for backs but forget to shop for them. Thanks for the reminder. I love how your quilt turned out.

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  4. Love, love the postage stamp stars! The border really "finishes" the quilt.

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  5. The postage stamp stars looks terrific! I hope that you will assemble all the notes on construction and write a pattern to sell! Thank you so very much for all your wonderfully witty honesty about your quiltmaking process, it is always entertaining and usually very educational.

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  6. Your star quilt is gorgeous. The checked fabric is subtle and really edges the quilt nicely.

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  7. What a great finish on the stars. The borders look great and really set off the center. You'll have fun with the sarong at some point. I need to hit the thrift stores again soon. I forget to go with all the other things that go on. I admit I really don't like to go shopping. Well, except fabric shopping.

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