Stars and Diamonds

A good friend of mine finished getting her teaching degree and license, so I decided I had better make her a quilt. She had commented on liking this while it was a WIP, so I thought it must belong to her.

By the time I finished the quilt, she had taught for her first year, too. I think many of us know how that goes in quilting. I ended up giving it to her on her birthday, because it was the closest occasion to when I finished.

This quilt is based on one I saw on Pinterest from Pat Speth, but I made the blocks enormous to simplify, and I emphasized the negative space diamonds a bit more with the border.

Another fun fact in the history of this quilt is that many of the blocks came from a red white and blue block exchange we did at my quilt guild several years ago. I was so happy to finally finish this UFO.

2016 Quilts

These are my Quilts from 2016.

They each went to someone I love very much, and have a story behind them.

The turquoise went to a friend who has not been blessed with her own children, but who is rearing her niece and nephew, and told me she was “expecting” again as a joke, because more of her siblings’ kids were coming to visit her as well.

The purple plus sign went to a friend who finished an educational program which was very challenging, and who was having a bit of a dark winter.

The scrappy one is for my sister. The photo of the full front truly doesn’t do its color justice. The braid quilting on the border represents sisterhood. It is one of my favorite quilts I have ever made. I almost couldn’t bear to give it away. Almost.