Thursday, December 31, 2015

Rustic Stars

Finally finished!

Last year, at Thanksgiving, my husband's aunt, Nancy, let me know that she has plans to redecorate her bedroom.  She wanted to do it in Americana and she would really love to have a new "bedspread."  She mentioned how nice the one I made for her sister (my mother-in-law) was (hint, hint, hint.....).  Last month, my mother-in-law let me know that Nancy had taken down all of her 90's stick on wall borders and began painting that bedroom (again...hint, hint...).  Well, I guess they were letting me know that I had procrastinated long enough.  It was time to start working on Nancy's quilt.

I always planned to give it to her for Christmas this year.  This was a pattern that my old sewing circle picked to work on together in January and I really wanted to do it.  I thought about beginning to work on it every month since then...I just never did!  I decided to gather up all of the fabrics and take it to my in-laws house over Thanksgiving this year.  I figured that if I just got it cut out, I'd start sewing as soon as I got home...and it worked!  It was done a week later...just in time for Christmas!
This was a fun pattern and the only changes I made to it were:
  • adding an extra row of stars (I needed about 12" more in length to fit Nancy's bed)
  • using fusible stabilizer under the star points (I wasn't sure how Nancy would feel about alot of fraying, so the Wonder Under will keep it from being to frayed).  BTW, this Hunter's Star pattern is super easy as all of the start points are top stitched instead of pieced!

Rustic Stars
Pattern Designer:  Lynne Hagmeier (American Patchwork & Quilting - Oct. 2014)
Quilting:  Freehand Meander (avoiding the bulk of those star points)
Quilting Thread:  Federal (Glide)

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