Thursday, January 8, 2015

Red Stars at Night

Quilt Documentation #182

Red Stars at Night

Quilts for Christmas

My personal quilting challenge for 2014 was to make a quilt for each one of my six grandchildren.

Red Stars at Night was made for Matthew, a 25 year old bachelor who owns his own home. His living room colour scheme is black and white with red accents.

Judy Laquidara's February Scrappy Challenge Block was perfect for this quilt.

I placed the blocks on point and filled in with plain black on point squares.  The four-patches were all made with brown or black prints and white-on-white, white beige or grey prints 

Here's a close-up of one of the blocks:

Red Stars at Night - block

I used flannel with a snowflake design on the back.
Red Stars at Night - back

plain grid quilting in-the-ditch

label and binding

By the way, he's my oldest grandson and the one who gave me my "grandma" name.  When he started talking he called me Samma and it has stuck to this day with all the grandkids.

Matt with Red Stars at Night.

Linking to The Needle & Thread Network.

Happy Quilting,


Quilt Name: Red Stars at Night
Description: 12 pieced star blocks set on point with plain black squares
Pattern: Judy Laquidara's February Scrappy Challenge 
Block Size: 60" x 76"
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Black, neutrals, white
Construction Techniques: pieced
Back: flannel
Batting: Warm and Natural 80/20
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine, diagonal grid in- the-ditch
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: no
Label: yes
Date completed:  2014
Inspiration: Judy Laquidara's Challenge Quilt 
History: Display at the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold 2014 Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History
Maker: Terry Whyte

1 comment:

Marie said...

I love your quilts. This one is particularly striking!