Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First flimsy of 2015!

Well, I think my Modern Amish is finished...

I may still add some black borders?


I had intended to make a 24" Feathered Star 

for the centre.

I had some of the paper pieced pattern, 

and a photo from one I had made previously,

but no instructions!


Luckily I had templates for a 15" block-

thanks to Meredithe who blogs over at

Pomegranate and Chintz!

The block came together relatively painlessly...


I did though make half square triangles of my own,

cutting them down to size, 

rather than using the teeny tiny template provided...

All those pieces in a (nearly)  6" block


(No, not a bear paw block at all!)


with just a few missing points!



I did set it on-point before adding corner triangles 

and a red border,
Oh, there's a lost 'point'!

bringing it up to size.

I think I might put this one aside for a while-

All the black trimmings are very messy!

Happy sewing!

SUZ

21 comments:

  1. What a great first finish for the year! Just looking at all the tiny bits!!!

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  2. congrats! Looks like fireworks what fun

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  3. I love this Susan. It's absolutely stunning. That is a fantastic first finish for the year.

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  4. How gorgeous! I have always loved the bold simplicity of the amish quilts. I can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  5. WOW You have a great start to 2015--the feathered star is beautiful. I have several projects in the works but no progress to report

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  6. Gorgeous quilt Susan! Your center star really makes the quilt shine!

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  7. It sure is stunning! Will you quilt it yourself?

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  8. This is just amazing! Just lovely!

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  9. I'd say you're starting off the new year with a bang! That's a fabulous finish.

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  10. This is just stunning Susan - really love how the designs pop off the black!!

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  11. This top looks gorgeous! How greet that blogging can help in a situation like this. Quilting friends are so helpful!

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  12. Oh, Susan! What a stunner this quilt is going to be....that center is gorgeous. I don't blame you for putting it away for a rest....that wasn't easy, I'm sure!!

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  13. Absolutely, positively beautiful. Those are some tiny pieces.

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  14. It is gorgeous! I love the bright colours against the black....those little bits do look perfect!
    Helen xox

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  15. Wowza! It is so special Susan! I love all the bright colors set against the black. You did a fabulous job!

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  16. I can appreciate all the hard work and hours you put into this quilt. It's lovely.

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  17. A bit more black in a border and then a red binding perhaps?

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  18. This is striking! Your feather center is perfect, and you made a good job of it. It's amazing to me that all our diverse blocks look so good together. I'm happy mine "belongs."

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  19. Its Stunning Susan, I think maybe next year I might try some more complicated piecing Clare x

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  20. This is beautiful. I have made a lot of Amish quilts back in the day, but I have forgotten how beautifully that black makes the other colors shine. Another successful quilt top of yours!

    Elizabeth

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