Monday, February 25, 2008

Look for the Star

Now that Guðrún has shown her quilt on her blog, I can tell you a bit more about her quilt!

For a bit of a twist, ricrack (I’m trying my best to get rid of that stash….LOL) has been added around the circumference of the star and I have to say that I love the look! :o)

The light blue background material …. well there is a story with that. I purchased a blue cotton scarf back in the fall and was washing it. You know the routine … a lot of dye came out of the scarf; so I just threw in some pieces of white fat quarters and viola! :o) If you do this, just be sure to set the dye with vinegar and salt in a bucket of water and soak for a few hours, or days if you forget about your fabrics.

Now, hop on over to Guðrún’s site and see how she ended up displaying this quilt. You will enjoy reading her post about it!

Have a great day!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my DH ….. I’m off to make him a special cake for dinner tonight.

Pattern Source: EQ6 for ‘Star of the West’ block

13 comments:

Belém said...

I saw the quilt on Gudrun´s blog and it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the dying tip :)
PS: Happy birthday for both of you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Best Wishes to your DH....the quilt is stunning you have done a lovely job Rose Marie.

Catherine said...

The quilt is fantastic. Great idea on the dying of fabric. Happy birthday to your DH

Guðrún said...

This is a much better picture than mine :) Happy birthday to your DH.

loulee1 said...

What a pretty litle quilt. I love the way she has displayed it.

hetty said...

You did a wonderful job on the quilt! Thanks for sharing your dyeing tip. Happy Birthday to your DH!

Bren said...

Beautiful! I love how she framed it. Happy Birthday to your DH!

Marcie said...

Another terrific quilt design! I love it--and the quilting too. Can't believe you just threw white fabric in the tub because you had loose dye! Any it looks so neat!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Hope the cake turned out well. This is very pretty. Always enjoy your work.

Judith said...

It is just very beautifull.
By the way your box is really growing at the moment. Hope to work somemore on it today.

Jeanne said...

Happy belated birthday to your DH. Wonderful little quilt for Gudrun. The rick rack is adorable. They are selling it in the quilt shops here to go with lots of projects.

Anne Ida said...

What a gorgeous little quilt! Love the effect of the ric-rac! Great job!

May Kristin said...

Your quilt for Gudrun is so gorgeous! I love it!