Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014

Can't believe it's that time again!
Thank you Amy for all your hard work in hosting this fun event.

Welcome to new visitors to my blog.  
I hope you like what you see. Poke around and look at my stuff!

For this festival I am showing a quilt that I just finished.

Star Fever.
65" x65"
machined pieced and quilted by me!

I started this quilt this summer at Quilting by the Lake.
Under the direction of the fabulous Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
This quilt is inspired by a quilt in her 15 Minutes of Play book.

But I super-sized it and modified the block layout.
Victoria let me borrow her giant diamond template to get started.
(I'm still hoping she will produce and sell these!)

This is the first rendition.

Then my teacher, the grasshopper, said,
"Turn it around let's see how it looks the other way."
She is always right.

Hehe.  Like it both ways.

The class helped me pick out the setting fabrics.
Loved it.
BUT . . . could find enough of it to finish.
So it languished on my design wall all summer.

Sassy V in her QBL apron for the auction.
She is a great teacher!  Take her class if you get a chance.

Now back to the star . . . 
I kept flipping it back and forth
trying to decide which way I liked it best.

In the end, I went with the original design.
I like the two different purples and oranges in the center,
gives it a bit of pop.

I did echo channel quilting about 3/4" apart, but VERY organic.

a pieced back . . . 

a label . . . 

a rolled end . . . 
ready to go.

This quilt is being donated to the Greenwich Breast Cancer Alliance
for their silent auction on November 6th.
I made them one last year and was happy to be asked again this year.

Kinda hoping this is a new tradition for me too!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are enjoying all the eye candy 

Thanks again to Amy for putting it all together.


  1. Wow, I love the way it turned out as I saw its first iteration. You did an awesome job with it...color, quilting, backing, binding! Applause!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing all the options you tried out. I think your final choice was certainly the best. I hope it raises lots of money for Breast Cancer Alliance.

  3. Love it Lisa, so want to do QBL next year too - Chris :D

  4. Love it with the purple and orange center!

  5. Its fun and vibrant - fun to see the different options. Good luck - both at the auction and on the quilt festival :)

  6. Beautiful quilt- cheerful and vibrant! And how nice of you to donate it for a good cause.

  7. Wow! Lots of gorgeous color and you made an inspired choice for the background fabric.

  8. Really beautiful, and I'm sure it will raise lots of money in the auction.

  9. You rocked it Lisa! ;p) My Star pupil! ( was that you who put the apple on my desk?

    1. Haha! Thank you Ms. V (AKA Grasshopper) Yes that was me with the apple bit . . . wanted to make you giggle. oxox

  10. This is great! It is very cool to see an 8 pointed star made out of squares! I like your final decision...the white in the center really shines!!