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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Stars of the Heartland


And now, we interrupt the production line of star lap quilts to show you the completed top that was just sent to the quilter in Iowa. It is a 92" X 108" quilt from a pattern of the Des Moines Iowa quilt guild (I think in the late 1990's?) called Stars of the Heartland.

My friend, Carolyn and I each made half of the stars on our own, and we used any color blue for the stars, and then cut leftovers of white-on-white fabrics for the background. She made the white borders, and I pieced the blue one.

Then we came together for two afternoons and put it together. She did the backing while I put the rows together. You'll notice there are some blue and yellow small stars and a couple of large ones in yellow too. Just something different to sparkle it up.

Now, back to the lap quilts. The one I've got on the machine right now is a blue one! Next post will be the one I finished yesterday - a red, white and blue one.

We've made this quilt before for a Breast Cancer organization, and we just love it. Every time we've made one, we always say we'll do one for ourselves...but by the time we finish it, we're not so ready! LOL! It's like a giant puzzle when you go to put it together. I believe I unsewed twice as much as what was left together! It will be auctioned at the end of February for the Caritas Clinics (Duschene) in Kansas City.

22 comments:

Tracey said...

It is so pretty. Great job!

Hedgehog said...

What a great team effort!

Nellie Bass Durand said...

A wonderful setting for those traditional stars ... orderly with a random appearance. I'm graphing that one out for future reference. Thanks.

Rae said...

I love your white and blue star quilt.

Carolyn said...

It's beautiful, I love the layout of the stars and how the pieced border brings it all together. Lovely!

Angie said...

Oh Sharon, what a beautiful quilt! I love the layout!

Dawn said...

Oh it is beautiful! And so much fun to do with a friend!

Katjaquilt said...

Beautiful

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Quilts just do not get better than blue and white.

tami said...

That is stunning. I'm sure it is going to bring in a lot of money.

Lisa D. said...

What a great quilt collaboration!

dot said...

Beautiful quilt. You and your friend did a great job. Who ever gets this quilt will be very lucky.

Tonya R said...

You two are a great team. Hope the twinkly stars raise lots of money.

Holly said...

That's really, really pretty, Sharon :)

Anonymous said...

Love the Stars of the Heartland quilt!! Where can I get a copy of the pattern?

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the Stars of the Heartland! My favorite colors!

Anonymous said...

Oooh. I love the blue and white Stars of the Heartland.

Sarah said...

Sharon -

Where can we get a copy of the star quilt pattern? It's fabulous!

I love the charity quilts too! I made a Quilt of Valor using that same general pattern.

Thanks for sharing!

cher said...

what a smashing star quilt-and what a great team you make. I would love to bid on it...thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

You're steaming ahead with those charity quilts and they are all lovely. The gigantic star one is stunning - can't wait to see it quilted :-)

Anonymous said...

I just saw a quilt very similar to this in Fons & Porter's current magazine! I like this blue & white version better. :o)

Patti said...

I hope it brings in a lot. It is certainly beautiful! Makes me thing of a Judy Martin quilts. Love the blue and white - it would look great in our bedroom! :-)