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Thread: Mosaic Stars quilts

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Mosaic Stars quilts

    Mom and I had a retreat weekend at my house this weekend. She helped me make a sample for a workshop I'll be teaching at our local guild in October. The main quilt is already made and shown to the members (here and at the guild), but I wanted a couple more examples in smaller sizes.

    The black one I made from fabrics pulled from my stash -- including the favorite fabric black border with squiggles -- an Alexander Henry print from 1997 -- that I've been hoarding for the right project. The "right project" never came along because I never could bear to cut into the fabric!! I am IN LOVE with this quilt....don't know what it is....just the colors I suppose and it's going to hang in my studio as soon as I finish layering, quilting, and binding it!! ! Guess I'm back in a brights/contemporary/artsy phase after 10 years stuck on 1800s reproductions, LOL!

    The pastel one Mother made from fabrics she pulled from my stash. I personally feel the yellow is too pale, but she refused to go with a more saturated yellow, so I suggested she make the border with the yellow, rather than in the micro-print beige. She struggled with the "butterflies" in the border -- Mom has dyslexia -- but bullied her way through and is very pleased with the results. This quilt will probably be sent to my former business partner in Austin to be sold at her birthing center's boutique.

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    Both very pretty, it's amazing how a pattern will look so different with different colors.
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    I think you found just the right quilt for that beautiful squiggle border. What a sensation, those colors make such a cheerful splash. Your mom's quilt is so soft and would make a beautiful baby or child's quilt.
    Kitsy

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    What a great pattern and your colors are wonderful on the black. Your mother did a very nice job on her quilt. The butterfly border is excellent. When you are dyslexic or dysgraphic, all the things appear to be going in different directions so it does get interesting.

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    Love this pattern. Wish I was closer to be in your workshop. It sounds like so much fun

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    I generally dislike pale yellows, but I love what your mom did with that one. This is a great pattern idea. I like both quilts, but I go more for the dramatic one with the black. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Isn't it amazing how a fabric just "speaks" to you and someday you know you will find the right place for it. That is beautiful and the pattern is just right for it.

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    Both are wonderful. The border on that first one is just so sharp.
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    Those are both beautiful. No wonder you didn't want to cut the fabric. It is spectacular, but you did it justice.
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    I love The border fabric on the first one. Both look great.
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