Saturday, April 5, 2014

Star Quilts



 Another one of the quilts from Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation is "Stars over Iowa" which I made using some of my favorite Amy Butler prints. All of my ancestors on my Mom's side came from Iowa, and I have fond memories of visiting there as a young girl. But this quilt is extra special to me for another reason.




My great-great grandmother, Emma Acelia Wakefield Fitzgarrald also made a stars quilt from some of her fabrics sometime in the 1930's. It has been so much fun to have this quilt in my home over the last couple of years! 

Also today...I need to announce a couple of Schnibbles parade winners from the other day! Carrie will be sending some April Showers Layer Cakes to Lisa from Sinta's parade and to Terri from my parade.
Also, Sinta will be sending a little something (2 charm packs of Garden Party Tango) to Susan S and I will be sending a little something (mini charms that can be used for next month's project) to Hildy. 
 
Please send me your mailing info ladies!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



11 comments:

Hildy said...

Love your Stars of Iowa quilt and planing to mix it with your spool quilt for a mini:-)
And thank you for choosing as winner:-)
Have a great weekend, Hildy

laurajane said...

Beautiful star quilt,love it..x

Christine S said...

Gosh these are beautiful! The instant I laid eyes on your star quilt it became one of my favorite star quilts ever. I also have fond memories of Iowa as a child. Someday I hope to move back there and stay forever. I have been collecting 30's fabrics/feedsacks. I think I will definitely have to make a solid white background star quilt from some of my prints. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

Lea said...

Two beautiful quilts! How special to have you're great great Grandmother's quilt. What a treasure. You're star quilt looks soothing and snuggly. Love the way you quilted it.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is lovely Sherri.

Jennifer said...

Simply gorgeous! Your book is definitely going on my "must have" list.

Tilda H said...

My book just arrived a couple of days ago and I am IN LOVE!!!!! I want to make ALL the quilts!! hehe. So glad I bought it. And I love the stories!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh Sherri -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt! And I LOVE the way it's been quilted too. So often, the quilting dominates the piecing which always makes me sad -- but this is just PERFECT!!!

Barb Gibney said...

Ahhhhh Sherri, you have outdone yourself. beautiful,beautiful, beautiful. And how very special to have been able share in having your great great grandmothers quilt

Nani J said...

I wish I could spend more time piecing and quilting--never enough time to make all of the beautiful quilts that I see on your site. Small bites of the elephant...

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out great, I love the colors you chose!

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