Thursday, April 14, 2011

NOW it's finished! Spiderweb quilt top *Updated at the end

Spiderweb quilt with string border
NOW it is finished.  I decided that the quilt from the last post, needed another border to finish it.  Here it is!  I made the string border and attached it and mitered the corners last night.  I think I'm going to enter this quilt top in the Quilting Gallery's Scrappy Quilt contest.  Now to see if it can be quilted in time to present it to a special soldier (see last post) for Quilts of Valor.  Thanks to Marilyn for the idea to add Sawtooth stars to the sashing and cornerstones.  Our soldiers are real 'STARS' themselves.  Thanks soldiers for all that you do to keep us free!

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mitered border and sawtooth stars around block
 This photo shows a close-up of the mitered border and the sawtooth stars for the cornerstones.  I cut out 196 tiny squares to add to the sashing strips to turn the cornerstones into sawtooth stars.  I like mitered borders, and thought that they would look best with the way the stars in the blocks go together.  The blocks look 'mitered', but, they aren't.

For the people who pray, please pray for the people of Grape Creek, TX.  My best friend and her family, plus her sister's family have wild fires burning near their homes.  If the winds change, they may have to evacuate.  There are wind gusts up to 45mph and only 12% humidity, and they are several inches behind in rain for the year.   Thanks for the prayers.

10 comments:

  1. I love the added border, really sets it off!!

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  2. It's beautiful, Cheryl! You did an awesome job with it - and it's going to such a worthy cause!! Whoop whoop!!

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  3. Hello! Your quilt is wonderful and amazing with all those tiny patches you have made it!
    Thank you for your visit and sweet words! Teje

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  4. Thank you God for sending the to rain extinquish wild fires in Grape Creek, Texas in Jesus' name. amen

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  5. Whoop! Whoop! The quilt and border are lovely!

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  6. I like the stars in the sashing and the added border. Wonderful! I hope your friends in TX are safe:)

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  7. Love the quilt with the sashing! Perfect finish. Hope your friends in Texas are ok.

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  8. I love this quilt, and your piano key border, Cheryl. Thanks for your comment on my blog and the tips about dog allergies.

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  9. Gorgeous quilt. Love the addition of the last border. Very nice touch.

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  10. That's a great quilt, Cheryl. Please give my thanks to the special soldier who will receive it. Army? The colors look like Army colors! (My son recently retired from the Army, I'm so proud of him!)

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