December 6, 2013 § 18 Comments
The other day I was wishing that Asteria was already quilted. We have been having a cold snap this week. It feels like Holiday Festivities everywhere. And this would be the perfect quilt to put on our bed right now! Next year for sure!
You can see how big this quilt is. My whole shed is covered. My husband says he likes the stars in the corners. I don’t know if it is because I made this quilt predominately red & white, or because it is the season, but to me they feel like they could be Christmas stars.
I’m quite happy with this quilt and glad that it helped me find my way back into the sewing room again.
Updated to Add: You can find the Asteria pattern over at Needle in a Hayes Stack. I eliminated blocks 5 & 7, modified block 3 and added the red inner border to make a slightly smaller quilt that will fit our bed. It finishes at 95-inches square.
November 25, 2013 § 3 Comments
November 11, 2013 § 7 Comments
Asteria blocks 3, 4 and 8. Block 3 was finished at the end of October. Block 4 was finished last week. And I just make block 8 this morning. If you have been following along, in my effort to make this quilt a little smaller I am eliminating blocks 5 and 7. You can find the original pattern over at Needle in a Hayes Stack.
I still have block 6 to make. I’ve been holding that one until last because it uses the light floral fabric and I’m debating whether it will work or not.
I like where this is going!
I think I may resurrect the Random Sampler QAL after this…. only one more block to go!
What are you up to?
October 17, 2013 § 5 Comments
And… Blocks 1 and 2 together. Mine is going to look SO different than the original Asteria pattern.
(I’m not sure that I like these iPhone photos)
October 10, 2013 § 4 Comments
My local quilt shop where I work recently started the Asteria Block-of-the-Month program. It is a HUGE quilt and finishes at 106″. Yikes!
We were talking about how to make this quilt in different fabrics and in a smaller size. I think one of the challenges quilters face is how to envision any pattern in their own style. For some reason, I LOVE this kind of challenge. And I feel like it is my mission to help & encourage others to do the same.
This Pippa fabric from Michael Miller arrived at the shop while I was working and I fell in love with it. I haven’t totally decided on all of the fabrics I want to use yet, but I know I want to use this Pippa fabric and the one next to it which is Reminisce from Art Gallery Fabrics. (I drew up the blocks in EQ to play around with color & fabric in the image at the top.)
So now I am off to make the quilt. I guess this was the shot in the arm that I needed to find my way back to my sewing room.