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« on: February 04, 2012 04:04:22 PM »

I named it this because the colors remind me of the painting not because it looks like it.

This is a triangle log cabin block done via paper piecing.  It's my first dabble in value fabric placement although it's not that well done.  I used up nearly all my blue scraps and had to swap with a friend for more dark blues.

It's a baby gift for my assistant.  Hmm, any questions?  Thanks for looking!


Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt by athenamat, on Flickr


Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt by athenamat, on Flickr


Back of Starry Starry Night Baby Quilt by athenamat, on Flickr

Oh yeah, the blue star background glows in the dark!  Awesome!

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012 05:22:53 PM »

This is great - I see the color reference to the painting - good name for this quilt.  You did a remarkable job - I admire the log cabin triangles.  I've not seen those done before - just beautiful.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012 06:08:38 PM »

Thank you fiddle girl Smiley

I also forgot to say that I did a quilt sandwich rather than binding.  I wanted the edges to be clean and I thought it'd be faster which it turned out to not be.  Each of the strips were 1.5" so there was really a lot of piecing for a quilt that's only 42x48" so I thought that skipping traditional binding might be a small shortcut.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012 06:31:08 PM »

That's really cool!  I think you did a great job with the balance of different values.  And bravo for working with all those angles... omg, I hate sewing triangles.  Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012 08:44:14 AM »

Thank you Smiley

The blocks were really fragile because of the triangles, I had to fight against the tendencies for the triangles to get mishapen.  I don't think I'll make another triangle quilt for a long time although I love love this one.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012 06:07:18 PM »

You have a lucky assistant - the quilt is terrific!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012 05:00:53 PM »

Thanks much Smiley  She sent me a nice thank you message.
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012 06:40:12 PM »

This quilt is so pretty, and the pattern is great with the fabrics you used.
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