Sunday, January 21, 2007

Carpenter's Star, 1/2 way there :D

Well, I must say my family is going to all leave me if I don't knock off this ridiculous amount of work I have been doing lately. I bought this fabric back in I think September... because I love Americana, nautical, boats, and this was all of that! So, I got the pattern Carpenter's Star, bought 8 fat quarters, and the border fabrics and it sat in my closet until now...

Here is the fabric:

The pattern:


I got all of my blocks cut, sewn, and cut into triangles, and then laid them all out. I did this in about 3 hours, it wasn't bad at all, I was impressed with how fast it came together. Here it is laid out:


Close up of star:


And this will be the border... I am thinking this will be a good wall hanging, it'll only be 70" x 70". I have a big wall it'll go on, that is if I decide it won't make a nice lap quilt. We'll see...

Here is my messy kitchen table... it has been taken over this past week. Do you like Spike? He's my cactus and keeps all hands off of my stuff :P My husband had him on his desk at work forever, now he's home and we don't know what to do with him. So he's my centerpiece for now.

9 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, you did all that in 3 hours? That's amazing. It's beautiful.

Vonna said...

That is an amazing amount of work in 3 hours! WOW! Was your rotary cutter smoking?!
Great for you and it is beautiful!
:)

Wendy said...

I love your fabric choices - great colours! And the star looks wonderful. Stars are my favourite blocks in any quilt.

Carol said...

Heather, those are some really pretty fabrics :-)

Von said...

To this non-quilter (but great admirer) 3 hours doesn't seem very long! Oh, I can just imagine that you were having so much fun. :D Your family surely understands and makes allowances for when Mom gets in the "zone"!

Katrina said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I am sure your family will forgive you, all it takes with mine is a nice dinner, LOL.

Barbara said...

My lower jaw is hanging down on my chest. WOW! WOW! Did I say wow? I can't believe how gorgeous that is!

As for Spike, I love him! I have such a soft spot for cacti. :)

MysteryKnitter said...

Spike is just...Spike. I mean that cactus. It is quite magnificient.

Lourdes said...

I have had my eye on this pattern for some time... is 70x70 the largest size on the pattern?
Thanks for sharing your star. You have inspired me to make one.
Lourdes
lourdesfay at gmail do com