Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 5 October 2012

Heartland Star is finished!!

I've continued today, working along with Judy and some others on day 2 in the October virtual quilt-a-thon, and I accomplished my goals. WOOHOO!!
Here she is in all her finished goodness, bound, labelled and hanging sleeved. It feels so very very good to have her completely finished. She is from a pattern designed by Judy Martin, in her book Patchwork Among Friends. Have you ever had a book where you want to make almost all the quilts in it? This is one of those for me. This is the first quilt I've done from this book. It won't be the last. There is an Autumn leaves one that is loudly calling my name.
I used the faux piping binding technique to completely machine finish the binding. I know some people love doing the binding, and putting in the last stitches by hand into it. It is their favourite part. Not so for me. By the time I get to doing the binding of a quilt, I am so very ready to have it done, that the time it takes to hand stitch the binding drives me crazy. So, I used the fabric of the wide border for the binding, and the darker green of the inner border for the piping. I like the little added spark that little bit of accent gives the finished quilt.
Here's a close up of the center of the quilt. I love the colours in the center of this star. I bought these fabrics on a shopping trip with my blog friend Jannette. It was the first time we had met in person, and it was such a fun day. This quilt will always remind me of that day and our first meeting.
And here's another view of all those feathers in the background, along with the smaller stars. I LOVE THIS QUILT! I fell in love with the pattern when I saw it in the book, and it turned out exactly as I dreamed it would.
I'm linking this post up to Amandajean's Finish it up Friday and also to Sarah's Can I get a whoop whoop


  1. You did a wonderful job! I love the fabric...gorgeous.

  2. Lovely quilt! Such beautiful colours and gorgeous quilting!

    Love the idea of the faux piping for a quicker binding. I hate binding too!

  3. So beautiful! Is it for hanging on a wall? You'll have to find it a place of honour in your new home!

  4. Great finish. It is fun to meet your sewing and internet friends in person. I just meet one last week to buy fabric together. She spent more then me.

  5. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Congrats on a fabulous finish!
    Don't you love it when a quilt turns out to be as wonderful as you had hoped it would?!? What a great pattern and amazing quilting...it definitely needs to visit some quilt shows to let everyone enjoy it!

  7. This is really pretty!! You did a fantastic job on the quilting:)

  8. Such a beautiful quilt! You did an amazing job with it. Whoop whoop!!!

  9. How pretty!! Congrats on your finish!


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