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It has taken me more than a year, but I finally completed this quilt which is a companion to the one I made for Laura. The basic star blocks are the same in both quilts, but the layout is a bit different. In this quilt, I turned the blocks on point and used large squares of the primary fabric to offset the star blocks. The borders on both quilts are the same scrappy construction although Laura’s quilt has a wider border than mine. The backs are also similar but slightly different. Here are the two quilts side by side First the fronts:
Now the backs:
This companion quilt is a large lap size: 54″ X 64″ using Denyse Schmidt’s amazing Hope Valley collection of fabrics. The white fabric is Kona white.
I free motion quilted this one making loopy, organic stars all over with some pebbling in the half square triangle edges and corners:
The binding is the same raspberry fabric as the back:
I also hand embroidered a label:
I have to say, this is one of my favorites to date. I love Denyse Schmidt’s vintage inspired fabrics against the crisp white…and there is something about blocks on point which makes my heart beat a little faster:
I am also really happy to finally finish this quilt which represents a friendship. I’ll be thinking of you Laura when I snuggle beneath this quilt with a good book in my hands!