Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blooming Stars



This past weekend I was able to complete a leader ender project I had going this winter. It is from Bonnie’s site and is called Boxy Stars. I decided to call it Blooming Stars as I used all greens for my stars and for the boxes around them I used all florals. It was such an easy project and I must admit I love using up fabrics from my stash. This really put the stash to good use as even the backing fabric came from it. I had quite a bit of yardage of the green Robin Pandolph fabric that I used for the border. I have no idea why I would have purchased that as it is not a style of fabric I would normally use. It worked perfectly for the border as it has yellow flowers on it and the sashing fabric is the same shade of yellow. I have to say it was nice to complete a project without really thinking about it. I spent a Sunday afternoon in January pulling the fabrics and cutting the blocks and sashing strips then I placed them in a basket next to my machine and sewed them only as Leader, Enders. It was fun to see it come together. I have moved my liberated bars over to that basket so hopefully it will be my next finish.

14 comments:

Carol said...

Laura it is very pretty...looks like flowers blooming...those leader ender projects are great...you really get a top done without even trying. FUN!

Connie said...

I like the quilt a lot. And I like the border - it's really a pretty quilt!

Dawn said...

Very cute! I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever finish anything lately!

Kim said...

Oh, a friend of mine used that same pattern from Bonnie; it's fun to see it again in different fabrics! Nice job!

tami said...

Beautiful quilt. I love it.

Sandra said...

Leader/Ender quilts are so cool! I love the colours in this one.

Lily said...

Laura it's a very pretty quilt indeed. Well done on your finish!

Love your grandma's friendship quilt too.

Hope you get that broadband one day!

mamaspark said...

Wow, that is awesome! I just began my first leader, enders project. I don't have much cut for the scrap bins so I think it could take awhile but it is a fabulous idea. Keep up the good work!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the colors in this quilt. The corners look like little hearts to me...or maybe flowers.

I think of Leader, Enders like bonus quilts!

Libby said...

Wow you've got yourself a great quilt there. I'm definitely going to have to investigate a leaders/enders quilt. I think I'm missing out on a lot of fun.

Tazzie said...

I love it Laura, it looks just lovely. I had to look twice to realise it was the boxy stars pattern. It looks lovely with the floral fabrics around the edge.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

atet said...

It looks so fresh and springy. I have got to try one of those leaders enders projects -- these kinds of results are reason enough!

Bonnie said...

I love the green stars!You did great!

Bonnie

Susan said...

I love this one. It's just so peaceful and feminine.