Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Still Stichin...

The Stars are shining is complete....it just needs the label.  I've decided on a quote for the pattern and for the label..."I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars make me dream".  -Vincent Van Gogh
My right hand man and trusty quilt holder is back at his job! :-))

Here is a close up of a corner....if you are wondering what happened to the top border on the quilt, well, I ran out of fabric so I improvised.  This kind of thing works for me....I'm a believer in making do.

The Garden Whimsy is growing.  I've figured out now how I want to connect the blocks and I'm still pondering the border......I need to sleep on it for a while.

Today a friend and I are going booth shopping......for the International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.  Last Fall we did some shopping at thrift stores and found some 'Good Stuff', and today we're going to Ikea looking for curtains.  Abbie has been shopping at all of the wonderful thrift stores in Ohio and has come up with some chairs.  We will be flying into Akron which is near her house and pick up the surprises she has purchased and head the 2 hour drive to Pittsburgh.  It is all just around the corner.  We will stay after for a couple of days and visit with the kids and do some investigating.
"Kites rise highest against the wind not with it".  Winston Churchill


  1. Love, love, love your new quilt! And I think the fabric difference for the top border is just brilliant and is really the icing on the cake (okay, the icing on the quilt!)

  2. I just have to leave you another comment Norma - I really admire your color-sense! I've always wondered how designers are able to pull fabrics together and Ta-Da! the end result is always so pulled together and the colors used fit so well and are just perfect. Again, I'm in love with the quilt from the wonderful design, the borders, and the color way you chose. Well Done!!!

    1. Thank you for being in love with this latest design.......I'm pleased that you let me know.

  3. Love the Stars are Shining quilt. Beautiful colors. Is this pattern available? Would love to make it.