Friday, 18 November 2011

A Challenge - TGIFF

Just over a year ago, my quilt group had a paper bag challenge.
We each had to put a total of a meter of fabric in a paper bag.
We then brought our paper bag to one of our meetings and each pulled one of the bags out of a box.

My bag had a half meter of a black batik with rust colored maple leaves on it, as well as 2 fat quarters of coordinating batiks.

I had quite a few scraps of batiks that would go with the fabrics from my bag.  So I started looking through my books and magazines for a pattern.
I found this pattern in the book Charmed and Dangerous by Heather Mulder Peterson.  

And so was born my Batik Star.

You can see that I used the black batik with maple leaves as the inner border, and points for the star.

My mom did some amazing custom quilting on it.

My mom's feathers are gorgeous!
I love those little pebbles and asked her to use those for the background filler.  Isn't it effective?

And here it is in our living room! 

I am SO pleased with this wallhanging!!  Thank you Cheryl for the lovely fabric!

I am linking up to TGIFF.  Please go check out other fabulous Friday finishes.


  1. Ginette, that is beautiful! Wow! Isn't it amazing what can come from a challenge? The coordinating fabrics you chose work perfectly. Well done. And it looks fabulous in your living room. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Easy to quilt a perfectly pieced quilt. Great Job Gin

  3. it really is beautiful!! good job to both of you...

  4. What a great job from such a neat challenge! It looks liek you have a nice group of people to quilt with. Does your mom have a a long-arm, the quilting is really quite pretty!

  5. You should be pleased, it's beautiful!

  6. WOW....a stunning wall hanging. What a great idea for a challenge. i am always after ideas for challenges for my sewing group. i will be sharing
    this one

  7. greetings from Finland
    a beatiful quilt


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