Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Wall Hanging

So many pretty quilts to see at the Blogger's Quilt Festival put on by Amy's Creative Side.  Here's my entry for wall hanging.

I made this quilt after I repainted my sewing room. (It used to be our school room and the walls were blue, red, orange, and green.  And yes, I loved the colors for that purpose!) My new color was turquoise and I wanted to hang a quilt on the wall, but all my other quilts were too  big.  So I picked some colors that would be bright enough for my taste, yet not clash with the wall.  

Here it is on the wall.  The walls are not baby blue, but really turqoise.  It's in a corner of the room that is dark and hard to photo.  I picked this carpenter star pattern because a throw size quilt of half square triangles sounded painful!  I figured a smaller version would help get me through my fear.  It did.  I love this quilt and I have a larger HST quilt in progress.  

The quilting was simple - straight lines on the prints, semi-mirco stippling in the white and feathers in the borders.  I say semi because I have never stippled so small before and that was as small as I started out and knew it would look funny if I went any smaller.  Small stippling can be quite the workout - but it was totally worth it!   

Pattern:  Carpenter's Star
Size:  33 x 33
Quilted by:  Me

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the festival!

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