Friday, December 10, 2010

Grandma's Stars

Grandma's Stars was a FREE pattern on Connecting Threads a few years ago. I don't see it on their FREE patterns section anymore but I did save the pattern. Just let me know if you want the pattern and I will email it to you!

I made this top living in England and while husband was deployed to Iraq. It had sat for over 5 years unquilted. I wanted to try a new feather design called Goose Down so out came this top.

Last night I stitched on binding, today was wash, dry and crinkle. The color is horrible is this photo but you see crinkle.

The majority of the quilt was Kansas Troubles Seeds of Time. I think the green stars was a Thimbleberries fabric. This isn't a favorite quilt of mine (perhaps why it sat for five years). It is a wonderful small lap size quilt that needs a loving home. I've got somebody in mind...but what if this person doesn't comment that she likes it or wants it? Speak up!!!
Note that if you are a NO REPLY BLOGGER I have no way to send you the pattern! Please include your email if in doubt.

71 comments:

gardenpat said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I would love to have a copy of that pattern!!

Christa said...

I love star patterns! Can you please send me a copy of the pattern.

Darlene said...

It's a wonderful quilt, Mary! I remember the pattern on Connecting Threads. The special someone is going to enjoy it - hope she responds. :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautifully made and a great pattern but not my colors either Mary. I hope your designated person responds.

WoolenSails said...

Your quilt came out beautifully.
No piecing for me, going to try and do some cut outs today and do a wall hanging with wool, so I can finish it and hang it.

Debbie

michelle said...

Just beautiful!I will have to keep you in mind when me and my mil start learning.have a great weekend.blessings michelle

Sharlotte said...

Nice quilt Mary! Looks almost like an adapted version of the fifty-four-fourty or fight doesn't it? I love Kansas Troubles and Thimbleberries fabrics! I went to Connecting Threads today as I had forgotten about them til recently. They have a couple of really cute patriotic blocks on their free patterns page.

isa13 said...

Hello from France
It's a marvellous pattern and I have never seen it before . May I have it by email ?
I hope that the person in your mind will answer
Have a nice day

Kim said...

Hey there ~ popping in to wish you happy holiday preparations! I see you were able to breath life into yet another quilt top and it aways amazes me how different a quilt looks once quilted. I like it. What's not to like? You seem to know just the right quilt to send to each quilter friend, I think this one is going to make somebody smile a very big smile! I always love stars and Kansas Troubles is always a favorite, too. What's not to love? :-D

Mary Lou Casada said...

Twin world strikes again, Mary! LOL I still have the pattern, too and I made this quilt back in the day with the kit Connecting Threads provided then -- Darlene Zimmerman's Granny's 10, in sweet '30's colors! They were a little pastel for me and I gave the quilt to a family friend for a wedding gift! My quilting was NOT as gorgeous as yours (walking foot and grids, m'dear not stunning feathers!)! LOL I love what you've done with yours. Have you EVER made an ugly quilt!? :-)
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Wendy said...

The quilt looks great on your rake. Love the crinkled loved look of quilts. I know a warm and cuddly home that would love that quilt.

A Plain Path said...

I like how you've hung the quilt! Very nice!

And I love the new blog background...love cinnamon sticks!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Ah, what a treat to read your blog this morning. Your quilt is beautiful!!!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

Love this quilt....please send me a pattern...Thank you for sharing, it is the season.!! lpnjam@aol.com

Strlady said...

Gotta love finishing a little something! Especially when it's not of your taste! I love Connecting Threads. I picked up a few of thier kits a while ago but haven't gotten around to them. I need to check if I have this pattern when I get home (I have downloaded quite a few of thier stuff), or you should just send it to me and I'll add it to my freebie list. This one tunred out truely lovely. It's Christmasy! LOL! What's the size?

LeKaQuilt said...

I love this beautiful quilt, and i woud love to reseve the patter'n from you. I hope that your friend is one of those who like your quilt :o)

AnnieO said...

Well, I don't know who your designated friend is but she will be lucky! The new feather quilting is just beautiful. I didn't know you'd been 'round the world...

Jill said...

It is nice to get a old project finished, even if it isn't a favorite. What I love about the quilt is the "54-40 or Fight" block. That has to be one of my favorite star blocks. You can create so many variations, just a fun block! And, the quilting is beautiful.

pirate said...

I *love* diagonal lines in quilts. They just seem so much more dynamic than a grid layout. Your rendition is just so lovely.

I would appreciate a copy of the pattern so much! thank you!

Carrie P. said...

Now that it is quilted I don't know why you don't like it. It is very pretty hanging on your rake. I do like that star pattern but I will probably never get around to making one.

Diane H said...

Beautiful! I've never made a 'crinkly' quilt, always pre-shrunk, going to give that a try one of these days. Just wish I could quilt like you!

Rita said...

Beautiful quilt, Mary. As always, your quilting really makes it shine!

Carrie P. said...

I just saw you won Amy Butlers quilt book. Congrats.

quilting Jeannet said...

Wow!!! I like your blog too! I wil put you on my bloglist.

warm greetings, Jeannet

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the quilting you did. And a lap size quilt is just perfect for sitting under in a recliner!!

Debi said...

Mary, your quilt is so beautiful, I would love a copy of the pattern. Everything you quilt is awesome.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, I am so glad you finally quilted, wash and crinkled your long time in waiting quilt, LOL. I think it is wonderful. If the person you have in mind doesn't comment, then would you throw my name into the mix with other hopefuls please? I also would love a copy of the pattern for the quilt from "Connecting Threads" when you have a chance to send it. Thanks so much.
Big Hugs, I hope you are staying warm.

Ariane said...

You did a great job with this quilt!! Who ever you give this quilt too, will love it!!!

arlette said...

Love the quilt you made, it's gorgeous, I don't know why you don't like it... Hope the special someone answer this post, and I'm sure she will so happy with the good news!!!, can I have the pattern please?

Cyndi said...

Mary, the quilt is beautiful and I love your new "Goose Down" feather design. You are such a wonderful quilter! How generous of you to want to give it away...omeone is going to be very happy with that quilt! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Bari Jo said...

Love the feathers!! I love the crinkly look you got after the wash/dry! Love the way you hung it also!! I just may have to have you do feathers like this on a quilt soon! :o) xoxo Bari

Becky said...

Your quilting really makes this quilt. It will look wonderful on a table with Christmas china. I'm not certain that I would make this pattern, but would love a copy of the pattern to study:) Have a fabulous weekend!

Carol said...

Nice quilt Mary, I like it. Nice feather design for the quilting. I like that cozy crinkled look too.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Cheryl said...

Love a washed, crinkled quilt!!

Shelley said...

Oh My Glory Mary! I Love that quilt and now that it's crinkled it's even better! I would love to have the pattern to try and make it. Goose feathers? What a neat name for a pattern! Love your new blog surround. And, if the goat cooks and decorates, he's welcome any time LOL!

Linda said...

So pretty! Love it. Quilting is so beautiful.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You've been busy! The goose down pattern is gorgeous. Lots of swirly feathers. You always choose such pretty designs.

Karen W said...

Love the pattern. Could you please send it to me.

Thanks.

Karen
Boogabearw@cox.net

Janet said...

Wow, I LOVE that quilt - so traditional! I'd love to have a pattern too! Of course I'd also love to have the quilt, in case you're looking for a home!

Happy holidays!

Janet
jfquilts@gmail.com

Loris said...

Beautiful! I love the feathers :-)

Joan said...

Beautiful quilt!

Joanne said...

Beautiful quilt!
I have an old rake that I was wondering what to do with, I'll have to see if I can turn it into a quilt hanger - thanks for the idea!♥

Joyful Quilter said...

5 years? Hmmm, I think my oldest unquilted top is 3 years...you win! I'm glad you finally finished it as it is very cute. Hope the someone likes it.

schmidt1016 said...

You did a lovely job on the quilt, but it isn't my colors, either. But I would love a copy of the pattern. I love those stars! Thanks.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

QuiltSue said...

I think it's wonderful and I love the new quilting design you used.

Kaaren said...

Are you kidding me??? How could you not L-O-V-E this quilt?

It's gorgeous, Mary...but then again, all your creations are.

Carol said...

Mary that is a wonderful quilt...I love those stars...love how it crinkled.

Gene Black said...

Gee.... I am not a she so I don't suppose that is coming my way. Lovely quilt! I wouldn't mind having the pattern.

Gene Black said...

Gee.... I am not a she so I don't suppose that is coming my way. Lovely quilt! I wouldn't mind having the pattern.

Kathy H said...

I would love to have the pattern. I love the star quilts and this one looks very interesting. Your quilt looks beautiful. Love the quilting on it. Hope your someone responds so she can receive the quilt.

Barb said...

Love the quilt!

Jo said...

Mary...The oldies are still goodies. I imagine the quilt provided some good therapy for you while he was deployed. Love the new quilting design.

Sue said...

How generous of you to share your pattern. I'd love a copy. If your firend doesn't reply or want your quilt, I'm a big fan. :)

Karen said...

A quilt you can display at Christmas time. Doesn't it feel good to get it done!

Needled Mom said...

I love the quilted feathers, Mary. It looks so pretty hanging there all crinkled after washing.

Rebecca P said...

Oh Mary, that is the sweetest quilt, the pattern is so neat. How did I miss a free pattern form C Threads? I would love a copy if it isn't too much trouble.
Then of course your quilting is wonderful!!!! How I love feathers.

Deb said...

I think it's a beautiful quilt and would love to have the pattern. Please e-mail it to me! Thanks!

Michele said...

I love that quilt! It is beautiful! I have had many quilt tops that have sadly sat unquilted for a time but when I pull them back out I am much inspired to quilt them...I would like to have the pattern, but I have a long list of project to finish so no rush!

Michelle said...

Nice quilting, as always. Love your pebbles below.

Millie said...

Great quilt and quilting, Mary. Congrats to get a UFO from 5 years ago done. Great inspiration for all of us who have lots of UFO's in the closet.

Vivian said...

I remember this pattern from Connecting Threads a while back. There are free patterns galore if we just look around a bit. But how do we find the time to make all of them? plus make the quilts that tempt us in our magazines? plus a few quilts out of each book we own?
It's a losing battle in my house. But I'm having fun trying to keep up!

Barb said...

what a fun pattern - I love the crinkle! its awesome! - no pattern please, I'm already super behind on projects - don't tempt me :)

Cindy said...

Great new quilt design, Mary.
Who doesn't love a Kansas Trouble quilt? LOL

Do you have many UFO's?I rarely do and at this time I actually have four or five to quilt - highly unusual for me not to "just finish" something up.

hugs.

bunbear said...

your quilt is very pretty! i would like a copy of the pattern, please!
tammy k. in illinois where it's cold
http://www.bunbear.blogspot.com

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Okay - first off - how cool that you were in England! And, the quilt is really pretty. I absolutely love the feather design you did with the quilting! You're always an inspiration!

Allyson said...

I have to ask about your 54-40 or Fight blocks in that quilt. Do you rotary cut them or paper piece them? I think that star block is so fun to look at, but absolutely evil to make. I can never get that section with the star points to come out the way it should. There are so many patterns that I just love, but they have this block and I tend to shy away from it. I need to either buck up and perfect a technique for it, or resort to paper piecing.

Yours is perfect. Seeds of Time was some of the very first KT fabrics I bought. I still remember trying to pick out the ones I liked best from the line.

Glad to see you've pulled it out from the UFO stack and finished her up. That's always a great feeling.

thatchristine.blogspot.com said...

I love to read your Blog but have a difficult time with the background color. Just wondered if any one else has trouble with it? You do such a nice a blog and I look forward to it.

SueC said...

I love this pattern. I would also love to have a copy of this pattern. Thanks!

Cheryll said...

I love this quilt! It's perfect for some Christmas fabrics I'd like to use up. Please send me the pattern. Thanks!

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