Feathers, Glaciers and Cactus!

I shared on my Facebook page “HollyDee Quilts” a quilt on my frame and promised photos of the finish.  So here they are…

Maria made this Feathered Star in a workshop I taught last year.  She wanted her star to float on the background and to have a “winter” look to it.  Using mostly “Stonehenge” fabrics really helped us to pull of the look Maria was going for.  The original pattern, by Quiltworx, ends at the first pieced border, Maria wanted her quilt a little larger, so she added 2 more borders and took it from 60″ x 60″ to 76″ x 76″

Maria's Feathered Star - made mostly with Stonehenge Fabrics, pattern by Judy Niemeyer

Maria’s Feathered Star -before quilting

Quilting of the feathers

Quilting of the feathers – be sure to click on this photo – it is very dark here

Quilting in the setting units

Quilting in the setting units

Quilting on the back, love those square feathers in the outer dark blue border

Quilting on the back, love those square feathers in the outer dark blue border

Texture on the back

Texture on the back

And here is what is coming up…….

And what is next on the frame?  Susie's Glacier Star!

And what is next on the frame? Susie’s Glacier Star!

I meant to share this on the previous post and forgot….

I meant to share this on the previous post and forgot.  This was my mom's and now it calls our house it's home.  We have lived in Houston for 17 years and it took about 14 years for us to find this plants happy spot.  Just like my mom, this plant likes to be part of the action, resting in the corner of the kitchen, next to the window to watch the outdoors and next to the kitchen table to reside over meals.  Yes it is a happy place!

This was my mom’s and now it calls our house it’s home. We have lived in Houston for 17 years and it took about 14 years for us to find this plants happy spot. Just like my mom, this plant likes to be part of the action, resting in the corner of the kitchen, next to the window to watch the outdoors and next to the kitchen table to reside over meals. Yes it is a happy place!

Where is your happy place?  Mine is where the action is!

Cheers!

Denise

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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2 Responses to Feathers, Glaciers and Cactus!

  1. Linda L left this comment on my Facebook link, I thought it was wonderful and wanted to share it on the blog….
    This quilt reminds me of the “blue ice” against freshly fallen snow from my days living in the NE. Truly a spectacular collaboration, Maria and Denise. P.S. Susie’s Glacier Star looks just like your Mom’s Christmas Cactus. LOL! Your post sent me to my “happy place”.

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    Beautiful quilt….!

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