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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Friendship Stars - finished!

There's nothing quite like finishing a project before the deadline! I was asked by one of my daughter's preschool teachers to make a surprise quilt for her other teacher who is expecting her first child. She will not be returning to school in the fall and I only had until this Friday to get it finished. The only request she made was for muted colors so I thought 2wenty Thr3e (I really hate typing that) was a good choice. The block reminds me of samurai stars but according to Erin, it's called a Friendship Star - oops!

I put the camera back on 'auto' and took a few pics before racing it over to school. The colors are definitely looking much brighter than they did in person.
stars quilt HST Moda Twenty Three charms
Friendship Stars

The words were a happy surprise - "goodbye" = perfect!
For the quilting, I stitched double lines in a grid between blocks (which bunched - anyone know why?) and then diagonal lines through each block.
moda Twenty Three charm square quilt
a view of the back 

For the binding, I used an un-prewashed soft orange/pink floral I had in my stash from Joann's. I had to say a little prayer and throw 5 or 6 color catchers in the wash and there was no bleeding - whew!
folded & ready to go
size: 48" x 48"
fabric: 2 charm packs Moda 2wenty Thr3e & approx. 2 yds Kona snow
block size: 12.5" unfinished
quilting: straight line grid & diagonal lines
NEXT! fmt
linking up 


  1. The colors are so cheerful. Love it!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    1. I'm so glad you linked up at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. This is fab! I'm sure she'll be delighted :)

  3. So adorable! As for friendship star or samurai stars, I've heard it both ways. I think it depends on if its a "boy" quilt or not! Fabulous job. Kate

  4. What a beautiful quilt and I'm so glad there was no bleeding! I've never thought of throwing that many color catchers in with a quilt! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Popping over from Sew Many Ways....adorable quilt. I love the stars and the colors! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Super cute! I love the colors!

  7. Cute Quilt! Love it


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