The following was a Blank Quilting collection called Holiday Splendor from 2010. I was in a Lone Star mood (and I still am, if truth be known) and so this fabric said: GIANT Lone Star. I had to piece bits of fabric together to make the borders fit. This was rejected by several magazines (what do they know?) and so I made it a workshop and called it "One Day Lone Star." Yes, in a 6 hour workshop you can get most of the center done. That's because everything is ROTARY cut using normal numbers!
|Star of Splendor - 35" Block, 48" x 48" Quilt. Quilted by Connie Gallant|
I still had some of this glorious fabric left, so I made my Magic Triangles quilt. It's actually a large table runner, but has always hung in my living room behind my vintage clock made by my dad about 40 years ago.
What? You don't know my parents? Well, right now they're singing with the angels, but they were quite a dapper couple in the late 1940s when they were dating. My mom was a "real looker" and my dad was so handsome in his white suit. He occasionally played guitar with the big bands in Atlantic City.
|My parents in the late 1940s before they were married|
|Magic Triangles - also quilted by Connie Gallant|
Those are actually 6 large Sugarloaf blocks placed large ends together to create those enormous 60 degree diamonds. That's all I had of the green border print, so that's why I only had two borders!
I am in the process of making another one of these Magic Triangles quilts using white and some modern fabrics. Will keep you posted on my progress.
|Diamonds and triangles and pins - Oh, my!|
|Love these units!|