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:

Kate said...

gorgeous quilt! and fabulous shopping success!

Podunk Pretties said...

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

Gari in AL said...

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

Rhonda R. said...

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

Vic in NH said...

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.

~Kris~ said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.