Saturday, May 14, 2016

Just one Star

Minick and Simpson
Just one Star

Look who is back from the long arm quilter and just in time for Memorial Day and Flag Day and Fourth of July.

Every quilt has a story--In 2010 Moda and Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson challenged quilters to make "just one star" for the brave men and women who have made great sacrifices for our country.  

From AppleJack, my Father, Grandfathers, uncles, cousins and all the way back to Grandfather Shultz who was in the Revolutionary War there are many men in my family who have served to protect and defend this country.

These stars are for them.  Once again, Susan, the long armed quilter did a fabulous job with the quilting.

For the backing, I found this fabric which told the story about the Battle of Gettysburg.  Such a sad story, a reminder about the Uncle and Grandfather who fought in this battle.  Because of all the wording and photos in the fabric it was a real challenge to match the pattern for the needed width.  Once again, I'm glad I took the time.

I did not have enough length in the Gettysburg fabric so off to my stash.  The red fabric reminded me of the colorful sashes the officers wore around their waists and the darker fabric is photos of the officers.

Just One Star so much work and so worth the time and effort.

It is a rather cool day in Music City--temps in the 60's--perfect quilting weather.  I'm cracking the whip on myself to get the North and South quilt set, change the decorations from spring to red, white and blue, pull weeds, and a trip to Holly Lobby and. . . 


14 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous quilt you created! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. A beautiful finish and a wonderful tribute to your family members that have served!
    Oh, I should be doing all those things you listed at the end (except maybe Hobby Lobby), but I am not. My weeds are flourishing and I am trying to pretend I don't see them. : )

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  3. Stars are my favorite and I love the red. Good story with your quilt - are you one of those good quilters who does labels?

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  4. Your quilt turned out so nice. What a great memory maker and reminder. I enjoyed your post about Blackberry Winter too.

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  5. What a fabulous story. Quilts with a story are my favorite, and this one is so wonderful.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Loved your last post full of quilts too!

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  7. Your quilt is just magnificent! You make me think I need to try quilting again. I love the family history that the quilt honors.

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  8. Oh my gosh, such a beautiful quilt as well as amazing talent! You've got skills girl! It is hard to stay inside when there is so much to do outside like your fabulous idea about going to Hobby Lobby, uh love that store!
    I'm so glad I stopped by, you are an inspiration!

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful. So classic in red and white and then to have such a wonderful connection to your family. The backing is perfect as well. It is nice when you take the time to line up and match the larger motifs. That's an idea long gone with garment sewers!

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  10. OMGOSH - your star quilt is just stunning. What a lovely finish from your long arm artist. I love all the family connections that go along with your creations, so important is todays "disposable" world. Glad you had some cool weather to motivate you. Monday already - have a good one ! Mel

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  11. Such a beautiful Star quilt and an amazing Tribute to all the men in your family that have served! This truly is a special quilt.

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  12. Your Star quilt is wonderful and holds so much emotion for family members who served. I remember participating in the Just One Star project. Loved your barn quilt post too. We have a Bear Paw block on our outbuilding wall which faces the road.

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