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!



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

  2. congrats! Looks like fireworks what fun

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

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

  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

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

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

  8. This is just amazing! Just lovely!

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

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

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

  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

  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."

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

  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!



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