Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rosemary's Stars Quilt

The stars quilt is finished and I am calling it Rosemary's Stars, because it will be going to Rosemary. My sister in law Rosemary is a very capable woman (and a sweet one, too).  But you know even very capable people sometimes go through things that are hard to handle. I'm hoping this quilt will help if even in only a small way.

I have dawdled about finishing this quilt because frankly I did not know to whom it would be going.  I usually know ahead of time, but this time I did not know until last night. And once I knew, it finished very quickly (or at least it seemed that way to me, though it was after two-thirty this morning before my head hit the pillow!)

You know I like red, and this one has plenty of red in it, but there are other pretty colors as well. I think the gold tracings on the fabric add a lot to its pizzazz! 

The backing is a sweet pink fabric that I've had in the stash for a while, and the binding is this black and cream stripe from Connecting Threads. I like it! (By the way, they have some really pretty fabrics in the clearance section. Just saying.)

And.....Mr. Muddling and I noticed on our way to church this morning that there is actually some Autumnal color going on in the trees. This is not that usual for Houston, but it surely is pretty!

It's been a beautiful day here today, and quite warm. The cold is due back tonight, but it won't be extreme this time around, so that's fine with me. Good thing, huh, since I can't change it! 

I hope you've had a happy weekend and for those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving if I don't get back on here before then!

Hugs and kisses,


Susie Swanson said...

Wow, Your sister in law is going to be one happy lady when she gets this. You have a heart of gold my friend. You put so much love into every little stitch. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful, kind hearted friend that's always thinking of others. Happy Thanksgiving and May God continue to pour out his blessings upon you. Hugs and much love, xo

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Elaine! Boy, you sure are quick too! And why don't you have Autumnal colors? Do the leaves just fall too quickly? Or, do they not fall at all? (Surely, they must?)

Exuberant Color said...

Pretty quilt, and you know I love red too.

Maybe your trees have color this year because of the extra rain you had.

Karen S said...

A great finish on the stars and the red is definitely right. Glad you have found a home for it.
Now you need to get some catch up sleep!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That Stars quilt is so pretty ... love the red and you're right, the gold tracings will add some nice sparkle. Praying that this quilt will be a blessing to your sister-in-law.