Friday, November 21, 2014

That's What Friends Are For

I still can't believe this Friendship Star quilt is really done!  This quilt was hand pieced by a friend and I've spent the last 6 years hand quilting it.  

The back really shows the quilting detail.  Each piece of the stars is outline stitched and then the solid squares have a grid quilted with a triple row of stitches.  The texture is amazing!!!

I thought about doing something intricate like feathers or flowers in the borders but finally decided just to extend the grid work out from the blocks.

After all its travels it seemed appropriate to finish binding this while relaxing at the lake:-)

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching I'm counting my blessings: good friends and time to quilt!

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 53" x 70"
Fabrics: 30s Repros.
Thread: Hand quilted with Mettler White (2) 40wt.


  1. Congratulations on a fabulous finish!! What a sense of accomplishment you must have :)

  2. Wow. You can be so proud of yourself. I absolutely love it and admire your effort making it.

  3. Congrats on a beautiful finish! Your quilt is a keeper for sure after all that work you put into it by hand! Have a blessed thanksgiving with your family and friends.

  4. Wow, this is great, Alice! All that patience has paid off. Again, you have the best photo styling for your quilts. You should consider a career.... :)

  5. Beautiful! Yep, it takes forever to hand quilt, but the results are amazing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Very impressive! You must be so pleased that it is done. I have not made the commitment to hand stitch a quilt. I don't think I have the patience for that!