Thursday, February 05, 2009

Peppermint Stars Done!



Finished! This was the original design, but I am thinking of adding a red band on the outside, perhaps with small stars as cornerstones. But that should be straightforward. There's still pressing and de-linting to do. Deb Geyer has agreed to quilt it for me.

I'm happy with this quilt. I had been thinking about using this block in striped fabrics for several years, and it's satisfying to see it done. Every star is different, although the fabrics repeat. Seeing all the different effects produced by different combinations or arrangement of the fabric was the fun part of the project. The piecing isn't as good as I had hoped to achieve, but it's respectable, and I think the design is a strong one. It was a challenge, for sure.

22 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

O! that is just lovely. I have watched it progress and it has turned out beautifully. Well done.

Vicki W said...

It's really stunning! I have enjoyed watching it develop. Will it be quilted soon?

Paula Hewitt said...

wonderful. I am so impressed.i bet the piecing is great.

Candace said...

Truly stunning, Kay - and I think your work is outstanding! I have a question - what do you do to de-lint? I use wide, clear packing tape, but I'm sure there must be a better way!
Cheers!

Quiltnbee said...

Really COOL!!!!!!!!!

Debra said...

Just Beautiful! and I think a red outer border would be perfect to finish it off.

Liz said...

Gorgeous! Very striking, in fact. And something you can be very proud of. It was a lot of work and stress, but looks like it might have been worth it! I think another red border would be just right.

GARI said...

I cannot imagine making all those stars but your's are great. And the quilt is beautiful.

Libby Fife said...

I just know you will be happy every time you look at it. Great accomplishment!
Libby

*karendianne. said...

Razzle Dazzle us! I'm thrilled. If you're up for it, the red band is a smart, [addt'l] finishing item that would really work! (are you up for it?)

I have to stay my favorite part of this, most inspirational, was seeing those stars with striped fabrics. New to me and I loved that.

Brilliant, Kay. You're brilliant.

dee said...

I love eveything about this quilt. The stars, the red, the layout, the great workmanship. It's stunning Kay. Anything additional is only whipped cream with a cherry on top

Jules said...

Beautiful! I love it.

rianammerman said...

It's absolutely glorious! Well done!

Barbara C said...

What a beauty! It's a gorgeous quilt, all your hard work has paid off, and you'll enjoy it for a long time.

Allison Ann Aller said...

OMG, Kathy is happy!!!!
I am too...this is an awesome endeavor. Way to go, friend!

Feather on a Wire said...

Super quilt top and that is certainly no easy piecing with 16 points meeting in the centres

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

You did an outstanding job! I love the colors and design.

jenclair said...

Wonderful! What a beautiful quilt those gorgeous stars turned into!

Kim said...

Oh, well done, Kay! It's wonderful. I think a red border would be perfect.

ranette said...

Just beautiful!!! My favorite color combo.

Denise said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love the mix of reds.

The Calico Cat said...

AWESOME! Congrats on the finish. I really like it. Something arbout red & white (or blue & white) so crisp & clean!