Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm on a roll!

Yippee! One more finish to add to Peg's challenge. The pattern is Boxy Stars by Bonnie Hunter.Half of the fabrics came from 2 1/2" strips or noodles that I had swapped at a Yahoo group, NickelQuilts, about two years ago. I bought FQs for the other half because I wanted a certain blues and greens in the quilt. The inner borders and binding came from stash. The outside border fabric came from Susan, my SIL. Doesn't it added that final touch to the quilt? :-) When Susan emailed me the photos of her fabrics that she bought for her first quilt, I coveted ...yes, I did! lol... that flowers fabric. After all, it has all the same colors I had picked out for this quilt, and it was meant for me, right Susan? LOL Well, she kindly sent it to me right away for me to use. I love how the fabric looks in the quilt. Thanks, Susan!

Here's the back side...
It took me longer to decide how to quilt this than to actually quilted it. I spent 3 days of looking through magazines, blogs, and websites for inspirations and finally narrowed down to swirls and feathers. I spent less than 3 hours on Sunday afternoon quilting it... from winding the bobbins to taking mini breaks. It is freehanded with sort of large half feathers and swirls and echos around the shapes.

You know, I love this quilt! It's going to be very difficult for me to give this away. At least, I will have it for a few months longer 'cause it will be a Christmas gift.

8 comments:

Candace said...

I love your boxy stars, the colors are gorgeous. I would have a hard time giving it up, too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You should be so proud, that is just gorgeous Rhonda....you go girl...congratulations...the border is stunning....

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt. The border really is perfect, and I love the way you pieced the back. I can see why it will be hard to give away.

Jeanne said...

That fabric is perfect for the border. The quilt looks terrific and it's another finish for you! WTG.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Fantabulous!! You ARE on a roll...!!

Kathy Wagner said...

Another wonderful quilt finished...congratulations!
It was so kind and generous of your SIL to give you that perfect fabric! I love how you pieced the backing too!

Susan said...

Wow! Now that's a quilt! I love it. Now I don't even want to continue with mine as my quilt will look like a first grader did it. Too many colors to choose from but you always seem to manage picking the right colors and shades for beautiful quilts. I am so jealous! You did a great job and the colors and patterns are perfect! Way to go, Rhonda!

Christine said...

great looking quilt

cheers
Christine