04 March 2009

4SQS5-Mono

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Here is the reveal of my contribution to the Four Season Quilt Swap Monochromatic swap. My swap partner lives in another country so this has already been mailed. I do not know if she stalks my blog so no names will be mentioned.

This quilt is 20x20" and turned out so nice I am making one for myself, albeit in red and green. Sidebar: I have always wanted both a feathered star and a red/green quilt.

There are 4 different blue fabrics playing together and the light blue is also used as the backing. All fabrics are from stash.

Quilting was done on a domestic sewing machine using either a light blue variegated rayon thread or a dark blue variegated rayon thread. The star was ditch quilted and then free motion was added. The center quilted medallion is reproduced in the four corners of the quilt. In the north, south, east, west large triangles I used a quilting pattern called Nordic Cross. The border was filled with a series of straight lines or undulating lines.

Hopefully, my partner will like it.

19 comments:

  1. Very nice! I have wanted to make a feathered star but hesitated because of the small pieces. The quilting is also lovely. I am sure that your swap partner will love it.

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  2. That's just beautiful! You really pull out all the stops for your swaps. I'm sure the recipient will be amazed and grateful.

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  3. Oh my gracious Paula - I wish I could have been your partner. That is truly georgous! Great, great job.
    Marne

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  4. How could she do anything but LOVE it? It's fabulous. You always put such thought into your pieces . . . . and it shows *s*

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  5. Since I am still struggling with my first feathered star I have a real appreciation for the work you have in that one.

    It is exquisite.

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  6. She will love it! Can you send one my way? LOL

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  7. oh your partner will LOVE IT!!! it's wonderful! such a snowflake effect you made! gorgeous!!!

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  8. Lovely, lovely quilt. Your partner is truly lucky!

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  9. Very nice! Getting a feathered star as a swap quilt will be a great surprise!

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  10. Wow - it is gorgeous! Wonderful piecing and excellent quilting. I wish I were the recipient too, but since I'm not in another country, and since I'm not in this swap, I guess not. :(

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  11. Those colors look so rich together. It is gorgeous. She will be thrilled - you can be proud!

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  12. But of course your swap partner is going to love it! Silly girl...I know I do. I say just go for it if you really want a Feathered Star you just have to toss the "size fear" aside and do it.

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  13. Matchless! What amazing work. Completely inspiring.

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  14. Lovely little quilt... I think your partner is very lucky indeed.

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  15. Without a doubt, she will love it! Great job!

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  16. I love that the quilt is monochromatic but still "pops". You have a very good eye for color variations. Great job! ~ksp

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  17. It is great Paula! I've always wanted to make a feathered star...it's on my "to make someday" list. Was it difficult?? Did you hand piece it?

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  18. It is lovely and I'm sure your partner will love it! Well done!

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  19. this came out gorgeous!

    and I can relate to the unexpected expenses. We are going through a period of things breaking all at the same time - the vacuum, the dryer and my car all need some TLC which adds up to $$$. LOL

    good thing you made those socks to keep your tootsies warm!

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