Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pleaides for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

 Pleiades, named for the constellation of Seven Sisters.
7 white stars for the ones you can see easily, 7 blue stars for a total of the 14 that can be seen with the naked eye.  11 more stars quilted in for the many more that can only be detected by telescope.
 This quilt measures 33" x 33" and was made for a guild challenge where the only "rule" was to have at least one 5 pointed star on the front.  Unfortunately I wasn't at the meeting where the other quilts were shown :(.  I wish I could have seen them all.
 I quilted around each star and radiated out from each center.  All on my domestic machine.
 I love to use uglies on the back of quilts.  A great way to use up fabric.

This is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the Small Quilts Category.  (yay for entering two quilts!)

Submissions are through Oct. 31, and then voting!
Original Pleiades post is *here*.


OPQuilt said...

This is still a favorite quilt of mine--it really "shines" if you catch my drift. And good for you for entering the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I looked at it, but was too tired to deal with it all.

Yay! for you!

Vicki said...

I love the quilting on this quilt! Your points are great and like Elizabeth shines.

MegsAnn said...

Cool quilt! I love the reason for the different colored stars. I also piece my backs, it's a good way to use up the uglies. Plus it saves the fabric moneys for things I really want!

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea!