Friday, February 1, 2013

Sarah's Star

Hello, all!  I swear I did a lot of sewing last month but no posting for some reason.  We are running full capacity at work which is a 50% increase over anything we have previously done.  Twelve hour shifts really take it out of me.

I have posted a couple of times about Sarah's quilt.  Looking back it appears I finished the top in September.  I finally quilted it this month.

I used an edge to edge design that is a leaf.  It turned out well but it took TWENTY passes to cover the entire quilt.

This thing is HUGE!  It is too big for any of my beds. I had to load it on the frame across the short side and it was about as large as the frame will handle.

Sarah is leaving today for a medical mission to Ecuador.  She is a resident in a surgery program.  I so wanted her to have her quilt before she left.  So, I was going to ship it to her.  I sent her this picture:

And said, "Guess what this is."  She knew right away.  She didn't want to risk the mail and they were coming home the next weekend.  So, it waited.  She was so happy!  She had been on call the night before and up for over 36 hours when they got here.  She covered up with double and triple layers of her new quilt and fell asleep.  f

I have one very poor cell phone picture sent to me after the quilt made it home and on the bed.  I am assured that it is warm but I see new curtains in my son's future because my DIL has excellent decorating taste and those green won't cut it if the quilt stays on the bed.

It has been a long time but I am going to link up for Finish it up Friday with everyone I can find.  Thank you to all the hosts!

At this time the list includes

Richard and Tanya
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

I also want to mention that in my previous post I started a mystery quilt.  I cannot promise I will consistently post the instructions on the same day of the week but I will post them.  I work an odd rotating schedule and some days are impossible to do anything but work.  Would love to have you join us on our mystery.

Keep stitchin'!


  1. Love your quilt! I love log cabins, but with the star in the center, I don't know if I could make one of these. I'm a new follower from Richard and Tanya Quilts.

    1. Thanks for following! The quilt pattern is actually an Eleanor Burns called Orion's Star. I modified it and used the no waste flying geese method. It really wasn't hard at all.

  2. It's so nice! (It can be scary putting quilts in the mail!)

  3. Beautiful finish, Mary. I love designs with leaves. I can't wait to learn how to do them. I remember working 12 hours a day for a long time. It take a toll on a person. Rest when you can, post the mystery quilt clues when you can. :)

  4. I just LOVE that quilt!! Log cabins have to be one of my all time favorites. I made one and gave it away..might have to work on another one to keep!! Glad to see you posting..I've missed you!


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