Sunday, September 05, 2010

Maverick Stars top done, and a quilting pattern

This went together fairly quickly, once I focused --it was started MONTHS ago! The original inspiration is from Quiltville.com. It's 60 x 68 inches, and I'm searching through piles of fabric looking for a backing. My photo is a little murky - it's brighter in person. Despite all the little pieces, when it was finished I was only 1/8 in. off along the top/bottom. That's a record for me!


Mary of Heartstring Quilts posted this MQ pattern that gives good texture for busy quilts and I wanted to give it a try.
This was a "quick and dirty" quilting effort on my take-to-class machine, so the stitches are not good, but the texture is interesting. This might be the pattern I do on the Maverick Stars.
It's 95 degrees today, and tomorrow the HIGH is supposed to be 65! My word!

22 comments:

Nancy said...

What a lovely quilt! Nice Job

Shari said...

Your maverick stars are sparkling! And I love the 'seaweed' FM quilting...

Your room reno turned out great! A lovely little spot for a houseguest and somewhere new to lay out your quilts! And so glad to hear you are so much better!

Karen said...

I like star quilts very much and especially scrappy looking ones. Yours is good.

Vicki W said...

I love your scrappy stars!

Sharon said...

Me too! I love those cute stars! They do sparkle.

That's a great FMQ design. I can see that would be a wonderful texture.

Hey, you're getting that weather we had a few days ago. Are you getting the rain too? It seems fall is definitely on the way.

paulette said...

Hi Elaine!

Gorgeous quilt!! Who is the designer..is it a pattern or from a book? I would love to order this pattern!!
Thanks!
Paulette

LC said...

Ditto, ditto. I'm in ID paying for every minute online... Scottish wins over wordiness, but I do like this quilt and the pattern for quilting it!

quiltmom said...

what a gorgeous star quilt Elaine- you do really lovely work- the seaweed quilt design is very fun.
I will look forward to seeing your finished work.
Thanks for sharing..
Regards,
Anna

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love the quilt! And the quilting pattern looks like a good possibility for it - and another good one that I can try.

Julie in the Barn said...

Stars are my favorite. Yours is a beauty. I made a similar top awhile back and have been stymied on a quilting design. The one you show looks like a winner. I may try it.

mafranklin said...

I love your quilt. Is the quilting pattern for a long arm? Is there somewhere I could get a printout to use on my sewing machine?

Thanks,
Annette

Purple Pam said...

Very nice quilt. I like that quilting design. You did a great job on your "practice" piece.

FLO_rancher said...

Pretty twinklie stars..so colorful..your stash has all the right colors.

Candace said...

Beautiful quilt. I have always loved the star quilts and yours is wonderful. The simple borders are very effective, too.

Helen in the UK said...

Love those stars! I'm looking forward to seeing your quilting - thought it would be a fun one to try freehand when I saw it posted on Mary's blog too :)

Alycia said...

Wow - That is beautiful - love the quilting too!

gamawinkie said...

Great job on the stars and the quilting. With weather like that, you'd just have to be prepared for all contingencies, right?

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt top, and I really like the quilting pattern.

Mary said...

Love your quilting sample.

Meggie said...

Love those Maverick Stars, and also greatly admire your quilting sample.

John'aLee said...

What a darling quilt!

Angie said...

I LOVE your Maverick stars, Elaine, and that quilting would be great, IMHO. :)