Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stargazing on the Farm

Hi Guys!

Did you miss me?!  The last year has been a whirlwind for R and I.  First of all, we got married in August (yay!).  Then we adopted a new puppy.  Then we found a new place to live. Then on the day we picked up the keys to our new place, R ended up in the hospital for a short stint (hes fine btw).  THEN we lost our beloved 14 year old American Bulldog, Dodge.  Its been a lot of drama in a short amount of time, but it seems that we have finally found some peace and quiet. (don't worry, I was knocking on wood as I typed that).

Understandably, 2016 was not as productive for quilting as 2015, however I do have quite a few projects to share with you, and there has been progress and even some recent quilt finishes. 

The quilt I want to share with you today is one I actually finished last February (eek!).  I had contemplated the "Feedsack" line from Moda for a while, and finally bit the bullet.  The pattern I used is "Lucky Stars" by Atkinson Designs.  I love this quilt pattern because it uses 12 fat quarters and background.  That's it.  In my version, I did add a border to make this more of a lap quilt size.  This pattern does make larger sizes as well however using more fat quarters.

I have made this pattern multiple times now, and it never gets old.  This size quilt makes a great gift, and it goes together quickly.  Because the stars "float" in the background, it is easy to get perfect points every time.  It is also a great way to show off larger prints because the pieces are a decent size.

The fabric in this quilt is so cute!  I especially love the tiny trucks.  This line also has a lot of smaller classic prints that were blend in well with other lines by this same designer.  I loved the pop of robins egg blue as well.  It gives this line of fabric something unexpected.

This was one of the first quilts I finished on my long arm.  I quilted it all over with my favorite swirls pattern.  Swirls look great on almost every quilt, and I admit I have probably used them too much at this point.  Sometimes I just can't think of anything else I would prefer.

This quilt hung up in the quilt store for a short time, but is now back home where it belongs.  I'm not sure what my plans are for this quilt yet.  Perhaps it will end up in the Etsy Shop?

Thanks for visiting everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great start to 2017!

The Quilted Mitten