Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sixty Stars

Jason and I are headed to Wisconsin today to celebrate with much of my family.  What are we celebrating?  It's my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary! 

My mom and I decided months ago to collaborate on a quilt to give to my grandparents for their anniversary.  My mom had some star blocks from a bee she participated in that we thought made a good starting point for this one.  We used Kona Snow (I think) for the background and civil war prints for all the stars. 

Sixty Stars

It turned out that my mom made pretty much the whole top of the quilt.  The only thing I can claim is cutting a few of the pieces and ironing about 18 of them while she sewed them together the day my parents came to my house so my dad could go check out a vintage bike rally.

Star & Quilting

Why do I get to claim to be part of this quilt making team?  Well... I quilted it.  I visited Jackie at A Quilting Place Omaha and spent about 5 hours quilting this one.  I chose a variegated tan to light brown thread  that blended nicely with the top.  Can you see the quilting in either the above or below photo? 

I chose to do a pantograph called Come Dance With Me.  I thought this pattern was the right density for this quilt and the shape of the design complimented the fabric choices we made.  It was elegant without being over the top frilly. 

Hopefully Gramma and Papa will like this quilt.  We named it "Sixty Stars".  The 60 stars are meant to represent the 60 years of their marriage.


Crafty Mama said...

It's beautiful! What a sweet and thoughtful gift, I'm sure they will love it☺ The quilting is gorgeous too:-)

Melissa said...

The anniversary quilt is beautiful and I'm sure it will be treasured!