Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A gold star for the teacher

Actually, they're purple and blue and black stars. Here's another repetition quilt I've been working on -- nine patches made with four-patches, and maverick or wonky stars. I deliberately went for the muted mediums in this project, and I used some some truly ugly light prints from the 80s. I wanted the stars to pop, and I think they do, plus the nine patches make a nice diagonal across the quilt. This is intended as a throw quilt for an amazing elementary school teacher we've had for the past five years, and I'm planning some words to go around the outside, and I'm going to back it with a nice cuddly flannelette so she can have a nice nap under it after a hard day at school.

10 comments:

Carol E. said...

That is just gorgeous! She will love it!

Mary said...

Beautiful! I've been planning to do another a star quilt and I you just convinced me to make them wonky stars!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what a wonderful gift. The stars look great and I don't see any ugly prints from here, which means your plan worked!

the short half of the rest of it said...

indeed the stars do pop out! and they seem uniform until you look more closely, I like that :-) it is a truly wonderful gift!
Elizabeth

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a lucky, lucky recipient! What kind of words?

BrendaS said...

re words: I finished them last night, and will post pix when attached to the borders. So far they say: "Life is a field trip" and the name of the teacher, followed by the words" Star of 303" (number of her classroom.) anyone have an opinion why caps are faster to make than lower case? I still prefer the look of lowercase

blackbearcabin said...

This quilt is lovely! and i agree with tonya...none of the fabrics look ugly to me (but then again, i loved the 80's) hehehehe Looks like you blended em just right to make them look pretty! Well done!
lisajo

Angie said...

I LOVE your wonky star quilt!!! One of these days I'm going to make me some wonky stars!! :) Thanks bunches for visiting my neglected little blog. :)

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Wow, this looks bigger than a mere throw! You've used your values very effectively. Love the wonky stars :- ) Good job!

Hedgehog said...

This is great! I would really like to try out some wonky stars... So many ideas, so little time!