Monday, 31 December 2007

Feathered star

Christmas was good, but busy. Lots of visitors to our open house on Christmas Eve, then parents and children staying over the holiday. My DH's grandma used to say, 'God speed the parting guest' and I know what she meant! It's lovely to have a houseful, but also nice to get back to normal.
Once DS had gone back to London, I was able to get my sewing room back. I celebrated by making a feathered star. It's a Martha McClosky pattern I picked up from the Home and Garden Television site. I know it's really only pictures of the demonstration, but the instructions were a bit tricky to follow, especially when it came to assembling the block. 'Stitch each row together and complete' wasn't really enough for me - maybe I should have bought the book! Anyway, I'm pleased with the result, although I still have to work out whether I want to make more to start another quilt, or whether the journey was sufficient.
Hope everyone has a good time today, and has a happy, healthy and productive 2008!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fab Lynda! I made one like that once that went in the centre of a quilt for DD2...I have always wanted to go back and make another...but that has yet to happen ;o)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

You did a beautiful job. Happy New Year!

loulee1 said...

What a pretty block. I wonder if Jane is onto something and if you could use it as a centre piece if you're not ready to tackle another piece.

Best wishes for 2008.

Lisa said...

That's very beautiful Lynda and you would never know that you have trouble with the pattern.

blackbearcabin said...

why not make a bunch of different snowflakes and create your own winter wonderland quilt :)

jillquilts said...

Gorgeous block!