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Lemoyne trivet for VA family

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decided to match threads

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Lemoyne Star Quilted Trivet taught by Yahaira Ferriera

Interested in learning to quilt? Been wanting to try a Lemoyne star quilt block, but feeling intimidated by y-seams or hand stitching? Or, maybe you just need a fabulous hand-made housewarming ...

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? cotton fabrics and batting as suggested by pattern, chose fabric color to coordinate with recipient's colors -- red, gold, blue

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What are you most proud of? Choosing to use the matching thread colors ... a bit challenging, with changing out the threads every time I went to a different point. When it came to choosing the edge color-the backing color did nothing to the front. So with my husband's help, we chose the blue ... I think it came out quite well. Yes, husbands can help and can have good ideas! ;-)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun! There's so many choices of combinations. Others have adapted the size & such of this pattern, but I'm just fine with the way it is.

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Great fabric choices. As for threads ... I would go with an old gold & I think that it would accentuate the star beautifully. It would also pull out your blue & red really well. The gold I am thinking about is that deep gold in the large piece of your fabrics. Please show us what you finally used & your final creation. Have fun.

10/19/2012 Flag

you are talking about the quilting color, correct? I think that would work. What color to use for SEWING the pieces though? There will be reds that will be sewn together as well as alternating gold & blue.It'll be a gift so I don't want to mess it up!

10/19/2012 Flag

Yes,old gold for quilting.For me, I would sew the reds w/red thread & the blues & golds w/your blue thread. This will mean a lot of chainges in threads or you could use a clear poly thread. All will work. Yes, I know how you feel about not messing up. :-)

10/20/2012 Flag

I did! I hope I can share pictures, but can't always upload them... I chose a yellow thread for the back and matching colors for the star points. The colored thread peaked through in a couple of places on the back, but all in all, I think it came out great! I was going to use the backing for the edging but didn't like it, so chose the blue and I think it was a good choice! Photo0555.jpg

10/25/2012 Flag

Nice, great quilting done here!

10/27/2012 Flag

Love this colour combination! Well done!

11/28/2012 Flag

Love it. I think I might borrow your quilting pattern. Love the way it looks on both front and back.

12/02/2012 Flag

Do you sell these? I would like one.

01/13/2013 Flag

not yet! But actually I was thinking about it....what colors would you like?

01/13/2013 Flag

I'm selling a few on Etsy.com, on the shop called TurningsEtc. My husband does woodturning, so it's mostly for him, but I can try a few things too.

02/25/2013 Flag