Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lucky Stars QA (Quilt Story) Quilt Top Complete

Here's my Lucky Stars QA quilt top.  I'll need to research civil war quilt backs next.  I'm not sure what I will do for the backing fabric(s).  This is my first MODA quilt.  These fabrics were bought by a friend of mine who loves garage sale deals.  She bought them for me and didn't even know what a jelly roll was.  The jelly roll was called Civil War Crossings.  There were also a few coordinating fat quarters.  Perfect for the fabric requirements for this quilt.  I paired it up with the blue print Village Green Thimbleberries fabric that I bought a while back when a local quilt shop went out of business.  I think it turned out nice and dark.  I'm almost positive that I will straight line quilt it.  We'll see how straight it is once I load it onto the longarm.  This was my first QA at Quilt Story.

 
 
Quilt Story
 
 
With this quilt top complete there's nothing holding me back from starting another.  I am joining in with Melissa at Happy Quilting.  I'm doing this the Star Surround QA just a little lazy differently than the rest of the group.  I used my Accuquilt GO! Baby dies and let them do all the cutting for me.  I'm going with a 3 x 3 layout.  The squares should be 3" finished making it about 72" x 72" without borders.  With this method not only will my cutting be nice and accurate, there will be little/no trimming and NO LINE DRAWING for the HST!  Whohoo!  I went with just a background and a print.  Here's a few HST and my big pile to put together.  Can't wait to just chain piece!  LOVE chain piecing!!!

 
Check out what everybody else did this week at:
 
For the record, this quilt was made by using Accuquilt dies 55006 Square 3.5", and 55009 Half Square - 3" Fin. Triangle.
 
HST Print 324
HST Solid 324
Square Print 144
Square Solid 108
 
Because I am using 3" squares for the center of the block I decided not to make the four center pieces with HST.  Had I gone scrappy with the stars instead of two colors it would have been:
 
HST Print 396
HST Solid 324
Square Print 108
Square Solid 108
 
I think I started out with about 3 3/4 yard of print, but I'm not sure on that.  I only have a 3.5" piece left!  Whew... that was close!

5 comments:

  1. That is so nice that you have your go to speed the cutting up, yippee!! Great job on the piecing and have fun with the chain piecing :)

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  2. I love your Lucky Stars Top! It turned out great!

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  3. It looks so so good!!!! Make sure you link it up again next week for prizes! :)

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  4. Looks great! Love the colors.

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