Sunday, February 13, 2011

Midnight Stars - Thanks, Lori!

I started Midnight Stars Part 1 (pieced block outer triangles) during late night retreat sewing.  I had little yardage with me, so I pulled the fabrics from scrap strip sets.  The pea-green fabric set the tone for the entire top - it's a hard color to base a quilt around!  There was alot of fabric auditioning going on at my house before moving on to Part 2!  I didn't have enough background fabric (darker of the two) to complete the setting triangles, so I alternated with a second fabric.  The darker background (2004-2005 Thimbleberries) really played nicely with the pea-green triangles and was my first choice.  I probably should have used the darker for the outer border and the lighter for the four inner blocks - hindsight!  Haven't decided if I'll add an outer border - the top needs to rest for awhile.


Close-up of the two star blocks -

15 comments:

Karen said...

The blue fabric makes this quilt sparkle. Good job.

Impera_Magna said...

How lovely... the green works perfectly!

Sharon said...

Love the green!

libbyquilter said...

i have been craving the green lately . . . must have something to do with spring fever~!

love your midnight stars~!

:-)
libbyQ

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your Midnight Stars!

Lori said...

I really like what you did with it! Sometimes when we don't have our stash to pick and choose from the quilt turns out so spantanious and sometimes better!!

Barb said...

These blocks are awesome...love the green.

Lisa said...

I LOVE it! What wonderful vibrant colors! Everyone's turned out so different, with their own personality.

Béa said...

Very beautiful version. Hugs from France.

Joanne said...

When I was looking on Lori's blog - your version was my favorite - love it!♥

Cheryl said...

Fabulous fabrics! Love your version.

Robin said...

What a great adaptation of Lori's quilt-along. I noticed you live in Indiana. Is there a book on vintage Indiana quilts that has been published or is there a project to compile one? I have two of my great great aunt's quilts (she lived in North Salem Indiana) that are so fine, they deserve to be shared. They are both hand pieced and have delicate quilting.

Barb said...

How fun is this version?
Three cheers for the green, love it!

cartulinas said...

Wonderful color! It's very beautiful

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

Love the green colorway!