French General Boxed Christmas Stars Quilt by Kathie

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Boxed christmas stars quilt - book: pretty in patchwork holidays - john q. adams
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2013-04-10T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I'm going to make a scaled down version of one of the quilts for our group Pretty in Patchwork Holidays Sew Along for April.

I've been playing around with the Quilt Design Tool and came up with this version using some of my French General fabrics.  I wasn't quite sure how to set the quilt on point so you have to turn your head right now when looking at the picture.

This is my first attempt but the Design Tool is fun to use (of course I should have been cutting out another project I'm working on)!

Update: I'm not wonderfully on top of it but I've got things cut out and organized so now I'm putting together the blocks. My first one is a little wonky . . .

May 5th: My stars are getting better the more I make :smile:! Now I'm playing with the placement on my design wall. Next step . . . pulling the top all together on point!

May 6th: The quilt top is pieced and ready to quilt! I've noticed after piecing on point that a few of my centers should have been shifted. My layout also changed so that's something I'll watch for next time! I've also decided against a narrow border as it was distracting from the stars. I don't think I'll have all the quilting done by the deadline but I really like how this one turned out! Lots of learning on this quilt . . .

Pictures

Top trimmed and ready to quilt
Stars on point
Top assembled
French General Stars
Playing with placement on design wall
Using The Quilt Design Tool

Loves

Comments

True

Love this and it will be gorgeous! I just love the design tool!

Caribousmom

Fabulous!!!

Kathie

Thanks True & Caribousmom . I'm not sure if this is quite the fabrics I'll be using but I do want to incorporate my French General fabrics. Just curious . . . do you know how to change the blocks to on point?

True

I don't but Alex or Rebecca might

Kathie

Thanks!

Rebecca

Sorry I hadn't gotten back to this Kathie - Alex just answered for someone else in the forums. Let me know if you have any questions. https://www.threadbias.com/groups/welcome-to-threadbias/forum_threads/questions-and-technical-issues/page/45/post_num/445#445

Kathie

Rebecca thank you! I was going to ask in the other thread but I got busy sewing!

Skynme

That looks really beautiful.

Sewzalot

Oooo-Awwww!!! I love that French General Star Block!!

True

These are so gorgeous in this fabric! Will be a lovely quilt and cannot wait to see it done:-)

Kathie

Thank you Skynme , Sewzalot & True ! I've been collecting and holding onto this collection for a while now. My first intro to French General was by my daughter when I made my first "real" quilt and I've loved it also! I'm almost done piecing the top!!

Sewexcitedquilts

Very nice use of the fabrics.

Rebecca

Awesome! This looks so fantastic Kathie!

True

Ok one word LOVE

Janquilter

This is beautiful! I love the fabrics and the design.

Kathie

Thank you Sewexcitedquilts , Rebecca , True and Janquilter ...I'm excited my star points are pointy smile !

Mary

This is so pretty...beautiful work!

Mymble

Wow- this is so beautiful- I had hopes of doing this or the heirloom one for April but getting sick was such a bummer- now seeing yours-so great- I will need to get those quilts made- just beautiful!!!

1kadybug

This quilt is striking!! Love your choice of colors.

corginole

This is quite striking - especially with the on point layout. I look forward to seeing how you decide to finish it.

Periblue2

Really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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