Monday, May 5, 2014

Star Blossom Reveal

Star Blossoms is all done.

It was a fun project to piece and the longer I worked with the fabric the more I loved it.

I'm glad I tried doing something a little different with the center blocks, and while the center blocks don't slap you across the face now that it's done, like they did when I started, a different background fabric probably would have been a better choice.  Note to self, it's OK to use a fabric outside the fabric included in the family of fabrics.  

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 134
The pattern is Star Blossoms by Bonnie at Cotton Way
The fabric is Madhuri by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake
It finished at 70" x 70"
It has approximately 1,049 pieces.

I hope to get it quilted quickly so I can enjoy it this summer, several quilters commented that this top had a nice summer feel and I agree.

Sinta at the Pink Pin Cushion and I were doing a little Star Blossoms sew along and Sinta finished her top and blogged about it here.  I really love the light outer border she chose and the extra piecing in her inner border, great job Sinta, what's next??


  1. The colors are very bright, great for the spring that never seems to get here. It would brighten up any day! Great job!

  2. Another terrific quilt! You always find the most amazing designs to try! Will hop over to see Sinta's version... it's so fun to see how quilters interpret designs in their own unique way!

  3. another beauty! Looks like you and Sinta had a good time with this sew along.

  4. Another great finish Thelma ! I always enjoy how you make each quilt your own

  5. What a Happy & Fun Quilt! Looks like the beautiful flowers that are blooming everywhere right now!

  6. Really nice finish and love seeing what you do with these patterns....feels like a nice summer day, warm and fresh!

  7. Such an interesting block design. And you know how many pieces in it!

  8. Thelma, this comment has nothing to do with your Star Blossom quilt (although gorgeous...) but CONGRATULATIONS on the BIG WIN at Paducah.

  9. whoa!!! i was just about to tell you how Way Cool this one is when i read the comment just above this one and went looking for the Paducah win - HM#3-405 DONE PICK’N, Thelma Childers, Charleston, Illinois" ... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    p.s. - but i can't find it!!! now i'm gonna lose sleep wondering what you finished picking!!!


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