On the Frame: Lucky Stars

My sister in law has been sewing up a storm!!  It the past month she’s made THREE quilts.  She mailed two down to me to quilt for her.  She is chasing a deadline as one is for her dad for his birthday in early February.  I got one done right away and the second waited a couple days until Tueday when she contacted me and said that the weather is just kind of crappy and it looked like Wednesday might be the best day to come.  I dropped what I was doing and went to throw her second quilt on the frame.

Well she had bought a sheet to back it but the sheet was too small….she suggested I piece it but then I noticed that the sheet was mostly polyester.  Drat-I forgot to her a cotton sheet.  Well I had been to Goodwill on Saturday when Hubby and I were out and I happened to find a sheet that I bought.  At the time I questioned it as the color was nice…just not something I typically have use for-but it was such a nice sheet..as brushed 100% cotton and queen sized so I bought it.


It was PERFECT for the quilt!!!

She made this with the left overs from my quilt made with Moda’s fabric line PB&J.  I had leftovers and the then dug through some of the other fabric scraps I had and we managed to find enough for the top plus a few extras.  The extra fabric we added really made the quilt POP!  The extras are the brighter oranges and yellows.


I just did a free form type of quilting.  I ended up really liking it.  I was a little challenged on picking a thread color and was surprised with what I ended up with…a pastel variegated.  I would have never imagined that to work but it looked wonderful.  The little hint of color on the white areas looked great.


I got the quilt off the frame late Tuesday night so Wednesday morning, a few minutes before they arrived, I quickly tossed it out on the couch and snapped a photo.   Isn’t it a pretty quilt.  I love the fabric!!  The quilt pattern in Atkinson Designs’ Lucky Stars.


Everyone who ever comes to me wanting to know more about quilting, I recommend this pattern to.  It’s very forgiving and looks harder than it actually is.

I sent Steph home with a BIG bag of 100% cotton shirts….I am thinking that having to cut those shirts down and “make them into fabric” might slow her down a bit but we’ll see…and for those inquiring minds who want to know if I bound the quilts for her-  I didn’t.  She’d been watching some youtube videos and thought she might be able to do it.

It’s been fun finding someone else who is quilt obsessed.


10 thoughts on “On the Frame: Lucky Stars”

  1. Beautiful quilt! Love the quilting, Jo! I made that pattern in purple/blue/pink/raspberry batiks, and it is one of my favorite quilts.

  2. I’m so glad she decided she could do the binding herself!! Such a sense of accomplishment when you put that last stitch in! Please remind her to put labels on her quilts – descendents will want to know!!!

  3. I made this pattern up twice – one with all cat fabrics and one totally scrappy. Both are terrific. My friend just finished hers in red, white and blue. It cost her $200 for the quilting, batting and binding. It is a very BIG quilt. Debbie in WV

  4. Beautiful! Glad I’m not the only one who buys those thrift-store sheets (and cotton shirts) thinking of their quilting usefulness. My kids think it’s funny that I’m usually seeing “fabric” when other people would call the same items clothes and linens. Great quilting design, too.

  5. What a wonderful quilt. It was so nice that you could get it quilted for her in time and that you found the perfect backing. It is a great quilt pattern, I will have to add it to my list of future projects.

  6. Wow! It’s hard to believe one of my quilt made it on your blog! It sure looks awesome! Thank you again for the wonderful quilting job and for everything else you’ve done for me!

  7. Great job, both of you! That was indeed a beautiful sheet you found, I love that color of blue. And I envy your energy, you are such an inspiration to me!

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