Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: FFO - "Amsterdam" Easter Star

  1. #1
    Super Member Wunder-Mar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,272

    FFO - "Amsterdam" Easter Star

    That's no typo in the title - it's an FFO (Finally Finished Object) from a Carol Doak workshop in 2006. I put the project down when the fabric in the corner triangles didn't work but couldn't figure out why. Then I actually counted the other-color squares between the yellow squares and discovered the asymmetry, which made the pattern "shimmer" in all the wrong way at a distance in two of the corners. All it took was a trip to JoAnns, where I found the fabric, had it cut and was back home in 25 minutes. Sometimes the magic works, y'know?

    This foundation-pieced star is Carol Doak's "Amsterdam" - the border is half the original pattern's width, which looked better to my eye. Almost all the quilting was stitch-in-the-ditch, with additional quilting in the white floral setting triangles. Finished dimensions are ~21" x 21".
    Attached Images Attached Images

    If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Rosie the "Ripper"'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    528
    Very pretty. I think a larger border would have been way too overpowering. You did a great job.
    Rosie the "ripper"

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    24
    That's a beautiful star. I wish I had some FFO's. Seeing yours will give me a gentle push to tackle some of mine.

  4. #4
    Super Member SouthPStitches's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    So Plymouth, NY
    Posts
    2,327
    Beautiful pattern and color choices.

  5. #5
    Super Member fivepaws's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    2,604
    Love what you have done.

  6. #6
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,882
    Blog Entries
    45
    you did a great job. i just love her patterns.
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Wisconson
    Posts
    340
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is really lovely....thanks for sharing!

  8. #8
    Super Member kateyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Posts
    2,257
    Very nice. The colors are great.

  9. #9
    Power Poster Tweety2911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    17,069
    Blog Entries
    3
    Beautiful star!
    Helen T.

  10. #10
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    26,809
    Very pretty!!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

  11. #11
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    11,336
    Blog Entries
    2
    Georgous. You did it proud. BrendaK
    Be kind to yourself, by being kind to others. When you help others you help yourself.

  12. #12
    Super Member burchquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Holmen, WI
    Posts
    7,330
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie the "Ripper" View Post
    Very pretty. I think a larger border would have been way too overpowering. You did a great job.
    I agree. And as beautiful as this star is, it needs to "shine" all on its own. I love this!
    (`v)
    `*..*
    .
    .*).*)
    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    So. CA
    Posts
    1,869
    Very nice finish. Sometimes we just have to wait until the piece speaks to us. I just got back from JoAnne's with fabric to finish a panel I'm working on that I had to walk away from three different times this week because no matter what I tried just didn't sing. Finally I took the panel with me and Voila! I came home a happy camper. I love your mini (block) and your color choice and dimensions are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    The bad news is - time flies.
    The good news is - you're the pilot!

  14. #14
    Super Member dove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,564
    beautiful!

  15. #15
    Super Member Blinkokr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Deltona, Florida
    Posts
    7,091
    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

  16. #16
    Super Member Helen S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington State
    Posts
    2,110
    It's beautiful, and with a block that size, one could have an entire quilt top done in no time at all.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

  17. #17
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Beautiful!!!!

  18. #18
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,134
    Looks wonderful!
    Nice job!

  19. #19
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    38,040
    Blog Entries
    1
    Pretty, i like that for a medallionquilt

  20. #20
    Super Member snownannie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Clovis, New Mexico
    Posts
    1,322
    Beautiful!!!!!
    Snownannie

  21. #21
    Super Member Babs194068's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    5,316
    Beautiful pattern and color choices

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.