Monday, April 29, 2013

Shine Finish

I finished quilting this one up last week in plenty of time for my April goal of the Lovely Year of Finishes.

I free motioned stars over all of it using two different colors.  I used the poly thread from Superior So Fine on the light areas and then in the red/blue areas I used a red in Aurifil.  I wanted to try the So Fine thread since that is what Angela Walters uses and I just finished watching her class on Craftsy.  I liked them both.  I didn't really think one was better than the other or they looked different either.  Maybe they will when they are washed as I have not done that yet.

I did the outer border with bigger stars all the way around.

When I had it finished both the DS and DH both loved it.  They wanted to know why I don't make more in that color scheme.  While I do love the look from far away this quilt gave me a little heartburn so not my favorite but I think it did turn out great. I really liked the back.  I bought one piece of the QOV fabric and used a navy with white stars that I had in my stash since about 1994!  I had enough for the back and the binding!  That one piece added looked great!

Thanks for stopping by! Linking up with Let's Get Acquainted Meet over at Gemini Stitches.

List of Goals found here.

Linking up at She Can Quilt for the Finish Along.


  1. Congrats on the finish. The quilt looks great!

  2. Wow, I do like those colors together as well...very neat!

  3. Such a beautiful quilt - love the big blocks on the front. Thanks for linking up this week.

  4. It turned out great! Great work! Beth, i also wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! It is is for bloggers with less than 200 followers. just pop over to my blog for the rules here (promise it's not spam!) : Good Luck!

  5. This quilt looks really great and patriotic in a cool scrappy way! I love the scrappy feel and the fabric on the back really echos that. Great Finish!

    Also - just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award - I really enjoy reading your blog so I just wanted to spread the word - these little awards can be silly but fun. Here is my post about the Liebster:


  6. Nice patriotic quilt! I love the back too.

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