Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Orion's Star"

Once upon a time, I was asked to make Eleanor Burns "Orion's Star" as a sample for The Joyful Quilter in Glenville, New York. This is the beauty which came from that request. Unfortunately this photo has muted the rich teal blue, orange and tan colors.

Here is a close up of the large 16 inch blocks which are a star set within a traditional log cabin of darks and lights.

So, this sample led to a class which I taught early in June.
Here is my table runner (teaching tool) from the class. I can't quite decide how to lay it out. Do you prefer this arrangement or the one below?

These beauties are Dawn's. She intends them to become a soldier quilt. Aren't they just stunning?

Mary Beth made these beautiful and rich blocks all from her stash fabrics. I can't wait to see how the large quilt looks with those beautiful blue stars.

Finally, the following "Orion's Star" quilts were featured at the Garden State Quilter's Guild Show the first weekend of June in Morristown, New Jersey. This first one is called "Secret Garden" and was made by Grace Walsh and professionally quilted by Jeanne Bancroft. It was made as a high school graduation gift for the maker's granddaughter.

My personal favorite, "Butterfly Kisses" was also made by Grace Walsh and professionally quilter by Jeanne Bancroft. Another gift, Grace Walsh writes about her granddaughter, the recipient "Since she was a little girl, she has had a great love for butterflies. She believes that when a butterfly lands on you, you have been kissed by an angel."

Lastly, "My Spring Orion Star" was pieced by Mary Ames and was professionally quilted by Sister's Choice Longarm Quilting. The unique setting sets it apart from the rest of the collection. I love the "piano keys" border treatment.

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