Sunday, November 4, 2012

Introduction to My Starwood Quilt


I get together with a group of friends once a month for a potluck supper and then time to sew.  We usually choose a long-term project to work on.  We decided to make a sampler quilt that represented life in our community.  Another member and I searched on the internet and in quilting books for appropriate block patterns.   We then each made our own version of this quilt, working on one block a month over a period of seventeen months.  I added eight more blocks to make a total of twenty-five blocks and named my quilt Starwood - the name of my home.  My long-armer quilted it for me.  I think she does beautiful work.

Each block in the quilt is 12" finished.  I put every other block on point, and with borders, each block finishes at 16". 
This first block is called Starry Pines.  The pattern is by Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.  Our community is located next to the Pike National Forest, named for the American explorer, Zebulon Pike.  This evergreen forest has over a million acres and contains half of the fifty-four 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado, including Pikes Peak.  We also have a beautiful view of the stars in our community, so we thought this block was very appropriate for our quilt!
Click on "Starwood Sampler Quilt" under Labels on my blog to view all blog posts about this quilt. 

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  1. Lovely block. Nice to meet up once a month for quilting, and the idea to make a quilt that represents your community is great.

  2. oh i am excited to take another quilty trip with you!!!!

  3. I love the way you select blocks with meaning attached. Look forward to seeing the whole thing.

  4. Love your Thimbleberries block and can't wait to see what comes next. Someday I'd love to do a personal sampler quilt.

  5. Beautiful block and I enjoyed reading about it. Red Snuggles Plate

  6. I am glad that you are continuing on with your blog although with a different focus, Susan. Lovely block!

    Can't wait to see what the next big project, after the first of the year, is going to be!

  7. can you tell me where I can get this block pattern, its beautiful.

  8. i,am also interested in buying the block patterns,i would like to make all the blocks in to a quilt for myself.thanks

    1. I will always post where I found the pattern for each block. Many of the patterns can be found free online. This particular pattern block is by Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries. We found it in one of her books. I have searched and cannot find the particular Thimbleberries book it came from. I am so sorry! Most of the future patterns can be found free online, and I will provide a link to the pattern.

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