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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

OK - I was good, and got more done!


Here is my quilt display wall in our hearth room. I change out the quilts here at least by the season, and when we are home, I try to change them out monthly. The top of the Displayaway usually has an appropriate seasonal swag across it, and of course this is the one I like the best!

The quilt that is shown here is my Lucky Christmas Stars. I fussy cut the centers of the stars from some of an old Michael Miller fabric, and then just used scraps from my bin for the star points and sides. I do have to admit that I did buy some of the fabric in Rochester, MN. This quilt was made during my hubby's recovery from his liver transplant in June/July of 2004. I sure got a lot of sewing done while we were there, waiting for his final release to come back home. We had been there since May, and returned home the middle of July. Two of my best friends who also happen to quilt, came there, too, and we had a weekend sew-in just prior to the 4th of July. They made Lucky Stars, too, but each of them had a different theme. We thought the Lucky Stars pattern was very appropriate considering the circumstances!



I showed you two close-ups of the blocks so you can see the Michael Miller fabric, but the first picture of the kids and angels is a bit dark. I also wanted to post a picture of one of the star centers. I ran out of the MM fabric, so I found a FQ in a sale bin that had some Christmas things, and used that in about 5 of the blocks. The background fabric has all sorts of joyful words on it, too. I really like this quilt because the colors aren't what you first think of for Christmas. And it just makes my entire hearth room so happy!

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Sharon this is so lovely! And I love the fabrics in the snowman star with all the happy xmas words! That is so cute!

Sarah said...

Sharon - I love Christmas quilts in non-traditinal colors! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah

Tonya R said...

Fun quilt - I love how you have it set up there with the swag and that little tree with the lights. Very festive. It was awfully sweet of your friends to come and sew with you.

Bonnie said...

I love that it isn't a 'red and green' christmas quilt..it does make me happy to look at it, and it looks great hanging there with the garland and the little light adding warmth to the area....it's got great memories in it too!

Bonnie

Holly said...

I love your lucky Christmas stars quilt! It looks so festive and cheery. I love the colors you used for sashing etc. Bee-you-tee-ful :) You've been busy.

Nines said...

I've been busy-busy this week, but I think you have outdone me!! I love everything you have shown- especially the clock and the Lucky stars quilt. Isn't that a cool way to set the stars? Love it! Your home looks like a real show stopper. I can tell you really enjoy the holidays and put your whole self into it- it all looks so lovely.

Finn said...

Great quilt Sharon, I love that sawtooth star pattern anyway..you can do so much with it. The MM fabric is really cool..I can see why you'd like it. I love the non traditional treatment..*VBG*