Star of the Prairie

As a certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor I often teach “Stars” classes.  Quiltworx (aka Judy Niemeyer) has designed some of the most beautiful star quilts out there and I always love to see a students color choices and watch the progress of their quilts.

Fran had paper pieced before, but had not ventured into a Judy Niemeyer pattern.  She chose to make Prairie Star which is a beautiful quilt.  Having helped my daughter-in-law through making this quilt a few years ago I was able to guide Fran through the process and I love love love how her quilt turned out.  She had asked me to not post photos until after our local quilt show and that was last weekend so now I get to post post post.

Fran is from Kansas and is a prairie girl at heart, I am sure the quilt name called to her.  I love how she changed up the name just a little for her quilt, from Prairie Star to Star of the Prairie.  I also love how Fran can take those colors that really throw in to the mix without a lot of companion fabrics and with a little bit of magic make them fabulous.  Her sense of color is awesome!

The RS units - these are similar to a very large NY Beauty!

The RS units – these are similar to a very large NY Beauty!  Too many shadows – I need fire my photographer – oh wait – that’s me!

 

The Compass Star - I love how Fran's Dark/Medium quilts spin and spin

The Compass Star – I love how Fran’s Dark/Medium quilts spin and spin

The overall quilt.  I love "Chain Strip Paper Piecing" these LoneStar strips

The overall quilt. I love “Chain Strip Paper Piecing” these LoneStar strips

Fran likes to piece her backings from fabrics that maybe did not make it into the front of the quilt, or ones that she purchased extra.  And purposely pieces these "chunks" of fabric off center so the quilting on the back is really awesome!

Fran likes to piece her backings from fabrics that maybe did not make it into the front of the quilt, or ones that she purchased extra. And purposely pieces these “chunks” of fabric off center so the quilting on the back is really awesome!

Quilting Texture Yumminess!

Quilting Texture Yumminess!

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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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