Wednesday, March 29, 2023

It's a Wrap

This sweet little quilt started out as a way to use Lemoyne Stars given to one of the gals who quilts at our church years ago. She decided it was finally time to give them a new life. 

They are made from pink and blue flannel, but weren't sewn into a block, just the stars were made.

So Helgard attached them to a white backing with a black stitching line and left the raw edges. At first I wasn't convinced as to how it was going to look, but it has turned out very nicely. Instead of a batting she used a flannel sheet and it was lovely to quilt; it has a terrific weight to it.

Thirty blocks were joined without sashing, large enough to make a small quilt. The blue floral backing came from her stash, so then the puzzle then became how to bind it.
Last time I showed you two of the three bindings we decided to use on it, and here are all three together. They are light enough to work well with the front and dark enough to work with the backing, and they play well together. 

Every component of this quilt was sourced from Helgard's stash and they have come together to create a charming quilt that will be gifted to someone in need. We've been talking about who that might be and came up with a game plan that is taking on a life of it's own. More on that next time....M


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Lovely vintage looking blocks going to be so pretty with those binding fabrics. Awesome!

Kyle said...

What a delightful way to use those blocks. The binding worked out perfectly