OK, my piece contains a hum dinger of a star.
I started this quilt last summer when a guild sister asked if some of the members could make a lap size/ afghan size quilt for the military members of the church where we hold our guild meetings. This would be an on going project.
I said yes and got the top finished within the week. Got it sandwiched during the next week and then I hit a huge snag. I do very basic machine quilting. I usually don't have issues so I generally never look at the back of the piece as I fly along. HUGE mistake. When I finished quilting the first half of the quilt I looked at the back as I flipped it to work the other end. OOOOOOPS. The entire back of the first half of the quilt was ruffled. I apparently broke my walking foot and never noticed.
I took the mess and folded it up for another day.
Fast forward to Carol's announcement of this hop. It was just the push I needed to pull this thing out after 6 months or so and rip, rip, rip and then turn it into a wonderful gift for a Veteran.
This quilt was made using the pattern idea from Mary who is involved with the Heart Strings Quilt Project. She shares her patterns and pattern ideas for use for Charitable projects. I loved this idea.
This is the second or third time I have made this particular star quilt.
Ok, as all of you regulars know, I am a bit of an over achiever. I will admit that up until 3 weeks ago this quilt was all I planned on posting for this particular hop.
Well 3 weeks ago I heard of a member to member class being offered by The Quilt Guild of the Villages. The class was for quilts using the HST.
The class was on May 12 and one of the options was a Star Quilt, such wonderful timing. I was able to get the top completed just in time for this post.
The quilt used the better part of 2 charm packs. I chose a couple of sweet packs full of little boy stuff, you know, trucks and cars and planes. The only problem with this quilt is that I don't have little boys in my life. So this top will probably remain folded up unquilted for the time being waiting for just the right little boy to need it.
Sorry about the quality of these pictures and the problem of the gray washing out the other light colors but as with so many of you, we've really had nothing but clouds and rain, not exactly great photo weather.
Thanks for stopping in but now its time for you to travel on and check out the other posts for today and any you may have missed yesterday. I am including the list of all of the participants in this wonderful event.
Have fun and enjoy all of the terrific ideas presented by these oh so talented quilters.