October 8, 2013

owls in the stars

i'm here, though i can't believe it been almost THREE months since my last post. i have not meant to be so quiet. when the choice is to sew or blog, sewing usually wins out....and i'm *pretty* sure i'm amongst friends on that one.

it doesn't help when there has been secret sewing going on. i'm excited to finally get to share a little quilt i made for my nephew, who will be making me an aunt the beginning of novemeber.
this quilt was part of a couple of projects we did with the STLMQG. the first is a workshop we were lucky enough to participate in with Jacquie Gering. what a blast!! this lady was real and genuine and i so loved hearing her stories about how and why she creates the way she does. it was a morning well spent! i had other ideas for my 'crazy piecing', but in the end the crazy was getting a little TOO crazy. i used it as the 'grass' part of my quilt.
the other challenge we did was the 'ohio star' challenge. basically we had to make a quilt using the traditional block in a more modern way. my sister has a loose owl theme going for my nephew's room. stars+owls seem to make the perfect quilt to me.
this was the first time i did a more patchwork background on a quilt. i was pretty nervous about how it would turn out. keeping the blocks in a light-dark progression and the stars in the consistant white gave some structure to the improv. i LOVE how it turned out!
i finished the back with some leftover blocks and blues i had on hand. the quilting is wavy line quilting with my walking foot and Starry Night inspired swirls around the stars.
i am so pleased to be able to give this to my sis and her little one. it's one of the main reasons i love this craft in the first place.
quilt stats
size: 45"x60"
fabric: assorted scraps
quilting: wavy line by me


  1. your project is lovely. it really came together nicely.

    i admit, i am now trying to put you with the "real" person. I joined the STLMQG in august. have we met? were you there last weekend? I came in late, accidentally through the front of the room and had a babe with me.

  2. Love, Love, Love this quilt!!!

  3. Might my favorite of yours; its awesome Laura! Lucky sister and lucky baby to have you!


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