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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Steelers Stars


My best-laid schemes ganged agley this past week. (That's using Burns' words from   "To a Mouse" -- ) .  I came down with a cold on Tuesday.  I sneezed and sniffled and napped at home Wednesday and Thursday.  I delegated, rescheduled, reassigned, and remotely reported as needed for the quilt guild meeting Wednesday, a medical test on Thursday, a community meeting Friday, and the AAUW state board meeting Saturday.   I had to make those decisions in advance, and though I was feeling better by Friday afternoon, I didn't want to push myself into a relapse. 

In between naps I did have time to sew!  I got the Steelers quilt to the flimsy stage Saturday evening.  It is a variation from Bonnie's pattern in that it's all star blocks (she has some plain squares).  I didn't want it to be too folk-arty gold or too modern-lemon-yellow, so I used fabric from both styles and a lot in between.  The Steelers logo has stars with a bit of red and a bit of blue, so I have some red and some blue in with the black/gold/white.   The outer border is black with coppery/gold motifs.  It's darker than I wanted, but there wasn't enough of the one other possible fabric. Now that I see the photo, I think it works well.  

The flimsy is 60 x 72 and used 3-5/8 yards.

See what other quiltmakers are up to this Design Wall Monday at Judy's  Patchwork Times    (Wow! I'm the first to post this week!)

13 comments:

  1. it's gorgeous! - and I have your same cold! Glad you are feeling better.. Kate

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  2. As a Steeler's fan, I definitely give this quilt a thumbs up :-) I hope you continue to feel recovered.

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  3. I love all of the different colors you used in the Ohio blocks, it gives the quilt a lot of interest.

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  4. A very successful quilt! I'm glad you are getting well now.

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  5. Good choice with using different yellow. It sings.

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  6. Your yellows make this quilt shine. I love it.

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  7. Fabulous quilt. Now I am going to have to look at my Bonnie books to see the original. I had the same problem with my border selection process. I am trying to avoid a purchase but I don't really have enough of the right fabric.

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  8. Sorry about your cold and hope you are feeling better. It seems these things come at the most inconvenient times. But good job on finishing your quilt top, it looks great.

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  9. Despite the fact your not feeling well, you did a great job completing the top! :)
    -Lindsey {Inspiring Creations}

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  10. I'm not generally a yellow person but I really, really like this. Well done!

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  11. Hope you feel better! The quilt is wonderful, love the stars and can be adapted to just about all the teams. Nice

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  12. Hope you are fully recovered soon. Great job on the quilt. It looks very much like a Steelers quilt. (Wheres the nice purple and black that should be in those stars? Go Ravens...) I'll have to go look at the quilt -- is it on her web page or in a book? I like how you broke up the little stars so they weren't just 12" blocks.

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