Thursday, September 01, 2016

basket medallion sew-a-long third border, stars

This is part four of the Gwen Marston Style sew-a-long.
Lori at:
started the medallion sew-a-long with the theme basket for the center.
Cynthia at:
chose the first border theme--childhood.
Cathy at:
chose log cabins for this next round. 
Katy at:
chose stars for a theme.
For next month, Wendy at:
Her chosen theme is something fishy. I am not sure where this will lead me!

Star Theme:
I have loved the Missouri Star Quilts Falling Triangles design and thought it might look 
like twinkling stars if made smaller.
I scaled it down and used different piecing methods (I don't like the bias edges in Missouri Star's method) to come up with a 3 inch finished block (3 1/2 inches unfinished).
The pink is cut from 2 1/2 inch strips with an EZ angle ruler, as is the grey triangle. The rectangles are cut from 1 1/2 inch strips to 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 inches.

My first set of blocks were made from a slate grey that turned out to be too dark for this top. They are set aside for another project.
These I made with a steel grey and about 20 different pinks.

At this point it measures 51 inches square plus seam allowances.

I have discovered that when I want to make a rectangle quilt, and the quilt wants to be a square, I will be making a square quilt.

See what others are doing:
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Wendy Caton Reed said...

That border fits beautifully with the rest of the quilt. I love it!

gayle said...

I love how the shapes and colors echo out from the center! It's beautiful!

Magpie Sue said...

I love the triangles in place of actual stars! That's truly liberated!

Danice said...

So creative and pretty. What a great interpretation of the stars round :)

Mamifleur said...

Very beautiful Lynn !

Anonymous said...

Your "star" border is brilliant! It really does remind me of twinkling stars! Great interpretation! Your top is lovely.

Cathy said...

I love your quilt. The star border is wonderful. Hugs

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

The falling triangles make a nice border. Love your fabrics. Yes, looks like the quilt "wants" to be square. Better listen! ;)

Nancy said...

Your quilt looks positively delicious! I love, love, love those pinks against the grey. The stars from so many different pinks are just too beautiful for words, not to mention that the whole border works so well with the greys used around two earlier borders.

It's funny that we think we are the creators when it comes to quilts but, like you, I'm finding that sometimes the quilts do the choosing. I think this will look great as a square quilt!

--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

Karen said...

Your star border is a very creative one. Love the colors.

Lori said...

Gorgeous colors and I love your latest border as it adds a lot of movement and depth.

Sandi said...

Love stars and your twinkling stars are lovely!