Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Midnight Stars Progress

I started out making Lori's Midnight Stars and simply followed the directions.  Here are my half square triangles.  I decided to make them all the same.

I liked Lori's idea of using muslin for the light color, as that was very common in the 1800's.  I only had white muslin so I ran to the kitchen and tea dyed a piece.  It wasn't quite enough so I ran back to the kitchen...

After the stars were sewn I couldn't find a fabric for the setting.  Finally settled on gray.  The zigzag setting was fairly common in the 1800's too.  I needed ten blocks to make the half stars.  So I had to go back and make another block.  The quilt is framed with in black with little red hearts.  I finished piecing the top yesterday evening and got it basted and then started hand quilting it.  It will have a cross hatch like Lori's first larger quilt.  Let's see how long that takes!



  1. Very beautiful ! I love your fabrics choice and different setting. Hugs from France.

  2. Wonderful! You really made it your own.

  3. Great color plan. It looks really nice.

  4. Your little quilt is lovely! Such lovely fabircs and I love it with the zigzag setting.

  5. I love the grey background - it really makes your quilt stand out! I have looked at your archive and love your projects - well done for completing them. I'm afraid that I'm eager to start and slow to finish mine but this year I must finish some of...and there are so many I want to start....oh dear.

  6. I just came from Lori's posting showing all the quilts everyone made of her quilt-along....and yours just drew me in! I love your color choices with the gray background....just lovely! And the zigzag setting....perfect!

    Well done!

  7. Hi Bobbie,

    I am organizing a signature block quilt contribution by the participants of Lori's Midnight Star QAL. Could you please email me and I'll send you some details. TIA.

    Barbara J