Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A star finish!

I have finally managed to finish one of my February challenge projects. It was a set of Lemoyne Star blocks which I got from the proceeds of a 'raffle'. Nine people made the same block in purples, and then one block was pulled out of the bag to determine who got to take them all home.

It was tempting to just put them together in a nine-patch and make a lap quilt, but they are all so lovely, I wanted to do more with them. I designed an Irish Chain block to go between them, and am very pleased with the result. This one will be snailing its way to my sister-in-law's in time for her birthday next week.
By the way, you can see that my garden is still mainly sleeping, except for a few brave crocuses!

9 comments:

loulee said...

Your stars look great, just right nestled in by the crocus.
Is it just me or is spring late? I didn't get stolen Daffs for Mothers day, cause there aren't any yet!

Contented Caroline said...

It's stunning and I'm sure will be well received.

Diana said...

What a great idea for the setting. She's going to love it, I know!

Andrea said...

It's a lovely quilt and the setting you came up with works really well.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks amazing!! Well Done!!

Barb said...

congrats and well done - the purple is lovely with the green - fresh!

Shasta said...

This is pretty - I really like purple and green together.

sewkalico said...

It looks fabulous!!!

Chris said...

What a beautiful quilt!