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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Moda's wool and needle Cotton Flannel

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What are you most proud of? The center applique!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do it in cotton - not flannel - flannel is hard to work with when doing applique!

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I am not a sessioned quilter. What size quit is your goal. When I look at the quilt in your photo, it seems the lower stars are smaller than the top, but I dought you made it that way. Maybe just the photo. A boader of some kind of print would draw your eyes to the middle. The material you have choosen is very plan, if you could find a print that had some of the same colors in it, would pull your colors all together. Or even if you make blocks for a boarder using the material that is in the quilt. I would make the next sash going down a size. I love stripes but I am not sure that would go well with the stars. Nice job keeping things squared. Good luck with your project. Be sure to post when your are finished it.

05/07/2012 Flag

The stars are in graduated sizes as are the borders and I am leaning toward your suggestion of making squares or blocks because I think subsequent 'rounds' would be too plain. Also I don't want to lose the center block - I want it to stand out. The fabric actually has a small print in it but it doesn't show up in the photo. My son wanted all Patriot colors (navy, silver grey, and red). I'm like you I like brighter prints. I do like your idea for stripes - maybe a border using all the colors in stripes to separate the center area and then adding pieced blocks from there! Got me thinking - thanks my friend:-) I'm not seasoned just a woman with ideas and time on her hands:-)

05/08/2012 Flag

BTW My son wants a KING size quilt!

05/08/2012 Flag