Monday, January 17, 2011

Amish Star quilt top - Completed

Amish Star Blocks quilt top.  1 Dusty pallete Kauffman roll-up.  Black Kona yardage for background and wide outer border and Gold Kona for narrow inner border.  Size: 81" x 81"
I am so happy that the Amish Star quilt top is completed.  It's quite majestic.  I finished it the night before my meet-up with Margaret W, Jackie O W, June, Lillie, Diane (Lillie's DD) and Paul the next morning.  I really pushed myself to finish it and so glad I did.  We had a good time chatting and stuffing our face! :)

The Burda blouse is also completed and even wore it for Sunday's brunch with above mentioned friends.  Love making garments for myself, oh so satisfying.  Now I need to start on the Trouser Sewalong.

Margaret W gave me this wonderful stitchy loot!  Love it all.  In the mag there's a beautiful XS piece by Thea Dueck.

Margaret knows me too well ... It's super pretty. This will definitely jump into my 2011 to-do-list!

And this is a close up of the vintage lace in a key-chain holder.  Bought in London during Margaret's recent trip.  Too dainty.

Last week I also received a lovely gift from Faizon, from her trip to the UK in December last year.  I've been looking for the perfect Christmas Red tatting thread for some time now.  Size 30 or 40 is my preferred size.  Time to dust off my tatting shuttle :)  Thanks so much Faizon.  I have wanted to make a reverse colour option of this pouch I made some years ago.  The snowflakes were tatted by Faizon.

I've completed Part 2 of Lori's Midnight Stars Doll Quilt Along.  Loving the pace that Lori has set.


  1. The quilt top looks stunning Barbara - did you and Merilyn decide that today was Amish posting day?
    The colours look gorgeous together - yes I agree it is "majestic"
    Looks like you had a wonderful day - good friends, good food, some lovely gifts and dressed in your new garment. It looks lovely and the colour is quite lovely.

  2. The quilt top is beautiful.

  3. Your Amish quilt is awesome! Are you a hand quilter? Do you plan on quilting it yourself?
    What a fun package full of lovely surprises!!

  4. Anonymous10:32 pm

    The Amish Star is amazing.

  5. Barbara, your Amish Star quilt looks sensational, you have done a beautiful job!!! How will you quilt it? I love the little key ring holder with the piece of antique lace, a lovely idea for a tiny scrap of precious lace!

  6. Anonymous2:08 am

    The quilt is beautiful.
    Kaye Whitney

  7. The quilt top is beautiful! The gifts you received are wonderful, too. It looks like your friends know you well, having picked out such great stuff for you! ;)

  8. The Amish stars is just beautiful Barbara! Having a day together with people who share your passion is the best of fun. I love the Quilter's Gather pattern and I am sure we will be seeing it in the process of being stitched very soon on your blog. It is just too adorable not to stitch!

    Hugs from Holland ~

    P.S. - I have started the CW blocks but will not be doing them all since I was no crazy about the 3rd one. I am going to post about the first two I made soon.

  9. it's great to be back visiting your beautiful blog. you've been so very busy creating many beautiful things while i was away~!!