One finished quilt top and one giveaway…

This week, after a little procrastination. I finally finished sewing all my green stars into a quilt top…

finished green star quilt topI alternated the paper pieced blocks with 8 1/2 inch squares of low volume fabric… using mainly fabrics that had been used in the star blocks.

green star quilt detailI sewed all the blocks together, keeping the paper on the stars.  I have found if I remove the paper from the pattern before I sew everything together there can be issues making everything fit properly.  There can be a lot of bias pieces in paper piecing and you want to minimize the wiggle…

piecingWhen I had sewn all the stars and low volume blocks together I realized the quilt needed a border of some sort.  I ended up making four flying geese blocks and interspersed them within the 3 inch border.

quilt top detailI love how the border and those geese bring the whole quilt together.

green star detailTo celebrate finishing this quilt I thought I would do a little giveaway.

prize packageUp for grabs is this 18 fat eight cuts of fabric so you can make your own green star blocks – 12 different greens and 6 different low volumes.  If you would like to win just leave a comment on this post and we will pick a winner on Monday.   As always I am happy to post overseas.


273 thoughts on “One finished quilt top and one giveaway…

  1. Not only do I love your green stars but also the cute low volume background ( love the little coat hangers and bird tracks). Thanks for the chance to win some more green fabric (my sons fav colour). Seriously depleted my greens on a quilt made for him recently.

  2. I’ve found that Green is possibly one of the most difficult colours to agree on and use and this project has been a revelation. I’ve followed these stars from week one and am using some of the patterns 6 times, but all with different combinations of fabric to make a king size quilt. The flying gees border is a great idea and may also be used when I finally get to that point! Thank you for sharing so much and challenging me to be more creative and experimental.

  3. Thank you for inspiring me to try paper piecing. Being a costume designer, the tiny triangles can freak me out. And I loved visiting Portland last June.

  4. This has been so fun to watch you make – I so admire your perseverance, and this quilt has turned out beautifully!!!

  5. My first thought was, Mercy ~ that border just finishes this perfectly! (And I’m not necessarily a border girl…) Excellent job! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it 🙂

  6. I love the green stars & low volume. So great! Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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