Thursday, 1 March 2018

Mary's Etoile Rouges

Obviously, it's not 'rouge' but that is the name of the pattern.  This is a block of the week quilt from Green Avenue Quilts all blocks are variations of Ohio Stars.

 Mary wanted a custom quilting treatment, but this quilt is very large (that's a king size bed I have it draped over), and we did not want to break the bank either, so it's a continuous design, and the only stitch in the ditch is around the borders.  There were only a few designs where I didn't plan properly and ran into a corner and had to break my thread, but that's what happens with designing as you go.
 Isn't this border fabric wonderful?  Mary decided to treat the whole border as one, so a nice spineless feather fit the bill.  The fabric line is French General.  I just fell in love with the blue.
 As a sampler quilt, I wanted to use lots of repetitive designs--u-turns, continuous curve, loops and unquilted areas, in different variations and repetitions on each block, according to the piecing.
 Mary brought a wool batting, which allows the stitching t show so wonderfully. 

 Mary also made two pillow shams with the bonus blocks from the program.

 This quilt was fun to do, which is a good thing, because there was a lot of it!  

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