Garden Stars – Almost Finished

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The little Garden Stars quilt top is almost finished. I’m debating whether to add a small border. Right now it’s 12″ square. If I do add a border, I’m not sure what colour to add.  Mr. Q.O. says lime green. I’d like to add a border of the fabric I used to fussy cut/print the stars, but I’d have to cut something that was too wide, I think. So maybe a piece of that fabric will be the backing for the little quilt.

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The back, after I graded all the seams and pressed it.

I had graded the little 3″ stars as I made them. There are a lot of seams in this small quilt – 205 pieces in the 12″ square to be exact – and grading them makes it feel and look better and will make it easier to quilt, which I am going to do by hand..

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This little bowl contains the clippings from grading the seams after joining all the stars together. Mr.Q.O. says it looks like kitty coleslaw.

When I started putting it together,  I had my stack of 52 little .88″ squares, 9  large 1.76″ squares and 16 of the 1.24″ QSTs sitting on the end table, ready to add. I know better than to do this, but I got up to go get some water and left them unattended. When I came back into the living room, there was a trail of the small squares and the resident fabric thief – Baxter was rolling on some of them. I picked them up off the floor and those that he’d rolled on off his fur and immediately counted them to be sure he hadn’t eaten one. Then I worked on getting the fur off the little squares. No stack of fabric shapes is safe around here if it’s within his reach – he just loves to play with them. He’s been like this since he was a kitten – just loves to grab pieces of fabric and play.

I used two Inklingo collections to make the quilt – the 3″ LeMoyne Star collection and the 6″ Waltzing Matilda collection. I wanted to have the 1.76″ square that’s in the Waltzing Matilda collection rather than piecing four of the .88″ squares from the 3″ LeMoyne Star collection together.

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“Wanted Poster”

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I’ve wanted to get a photo of Jake’s eyes again for a while – and we did. There’s something about his eyes that just fascinates me.

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Baxter, the fabric thief, just snoozing away – showing off those big paws that are oh, so adept at getting hold of small pieces of fabric!

14 thoughts on “Garden Stars – Almost Finished

  1. The little quilt is looking great! It’s a wonder you have all the pieces with that little, I mean big fabric thief! No fabric is safe around any cats, they feel the need to mess with anything that is in order.

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  2. What a gorgeous little quilt! I’m with Mr Q.O. – a lighter shade of the green would make a good frame border. Baxter, those little fabric pieces are not kitty candy, you know……Jake leaves them alone, so you should too!

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  3. So pretty, and teeny Tiny… Wow!!
    Heads up… Phone won’t take a charge. Purchased a new one its defective. Might be gone for a while. Jakes eyes look.like their almost see through, like glass.

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  4. Love your little quilt….but what small pieces!!!
    I also have a fabric thief! He is a black and white kitty, and his name is Vinny…18 years old, but still loves to play!!

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