Friday, January 16, 2009

Staying Inside and Getting Some Quilting Done



The extreme cold (it was -24 degrees this morning) is certainly motivation to stay indoors and get stuff done.

The compass star quilt pictured was started in a class with Judy Mathieson at the Vermont Quilt Festival this past summer. I got about 2/3 of the top pieced in class and finished it at home. I quilted it this fall, and finally, yesterday I put on the binding. This is the first time I have bound a round quilt. I used bias strips from a fat quarter and it worked perfectly - I usually have great beginners luck.

The whole thing is about 30 inches across. I figure it would make a nice holiday centerpiece for a table.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

That is beautiful. I like the colors, the binding ... the whole enchilada. That makes me think -- I took a class on mariners compass with her also. So, where is the block? I doubt if I finished it! Stay warm. I'll keep quiet about my measly -2~!

Gabriele said...

The compass star is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Debbi said...

Your quilt is wonderful! You are very lucky to have been able to take a class with Judy. Great work! Love the colors.

Audrey said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Quiltsmiles said...

What a stunning table topper and I love your sense of colors. Beautiful.
Jane