Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"STARS FOR JESUS", another collaboration

This year's theme for Woman's Retreat . . .

Here I am with my church quilting group. We made another quilt for our Woman's Retreat and raffled it off. The only instructions from our leader was to use the dark starry night fabric as the background and incorporate the blue and yellow provided. With all the assorted sizes, it was a bear to assemble but worth the effort.


I made 4 stars, including this mariner's compass (left), paper pieced (Not my favorite thing to do but I like the result). Claudia, the group's leader, made this star (right) for the back (to fill in where we were short of backing fabric). We are already starting on a quilt to correspond with next year's theme.

As I continue to piece hexagon rows, I realized it will be shorter than desired so . . . I scrounged my scraps and I'm now piecing more hexagons for 2 more rows. Still finding this fun.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Both are wonderful! I just love the hexagons.

Jackie said...

The church quilt is great! I am just in awe of your hexagon quilt, simply fabulous and coming along quite quickly.

Funoldhag said...

Lovely quilt you and your church group made. And, Janet, the hexagon quilt is fantabulous! The fabrics are wonderful - you are going to get an A+ on that one! I notice blocks in plastic baggies - is that the way you line up your rows after laying them out? What a great idea. :-) Carol

BUMBLE BEANS said...

the hex, fabulous. love love love it!
have i said that before. well i do.
if only I could finish the one i started I'd make one like this too!

linda said...

Love both of those quilts! The stars are amazing! I am taking a class next month with hexagons. Instead of piecing the hexagons and having all of those "Y" seams, you piece them row by row. I'm always looking for the easiest way!