Friday, July 31, 2015

Cathedral Stars Returns ...

... Home from the LAQ

Cathedral Stars -- too big to show it all!
You may recognize this Bonnie Hunter design.  I took the class at Pigeon Forge in March 2011, dug it out of the box at a retreat in December 2013, and finished the top in February 2014.  At which point it was put away with the back and binding for future use, potentially as a wedding quilt for one of the grandsons.  Even though neither has made a commitment to marriage, I decided it would be prudent to go ahead and get it quilted.

My longarm quilter is so talented; she always amazes me with her ideas.

Loops and Ovals in All the Stars
Mirror Images in the HSTs

Flourishes in the Triangles
Loops, Swirls, and Stars in the Borders
I couldn't be happier with the result!  This was my first truly scrappy quilt and it was a struggle for me.  There are enough unifying elements in it, though, to satisfy my desire for order.

Binding will go on at the next retreat.  Then all it will need is an occasion!

Sharing my Whoop Whoop! with Sarah's readers at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. It's beautiful, Libby. I love the pops of red in the design. It just makes it shine. And you are right... your Longarm Quilter did an amazing job on it.

  2. The quilting really enhances the pattern, Libby. Wonderful! (And doesn't "finished" feel great?)

  3. Really pretty - your LAQ did a great job. Nice to have a quilt ready ahead of the need; no scrambling to finish at the last minute.

  4. It's wonderful! Cathedral Stars is a quilt I'm planning to make someday - I hope mine turns out as pretty as yours.

  5. It looks great, Libby! Congratulations! Sharon B in Franklin

  6. This is really beyond beautiful! Your LAQ did a great job!


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