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Friday, April 20, 2012

Floral Star of Bethlehem

by Caron Mosey

I don’t remember if I have shared this quilt here or not…
so here goes!

This quilt is one that I worked on for years… and years… and years.  The star was machine pieced one triangle at a time… I mean one LITTLE triangle at a time!  The flowers and designs in the white spaces were designed free-style.  I sketched the basic shape that I wanted, then started creating freeform flowers one petal and leaf at a time and appliqued them down.No two flowers are alike, no two heart wreaths are alike.
I discovered that in as much as I love the border and its green vine, it was a royal pain in the you know what to applique that many leaves.  I’d say I’ll never do that again, but I can’t say that in all honesty.  You never know!
2010 Longway
Each September, there is a large quilt event in Flint, Michigan near where I live.  Longway Planetarium in Flint holds a quilt show each September for quilts that have something (anything) to do with stars.  For 2010, Floral Star of Bethlehem took Viewer’s  Choice, and I could not have been happier!
The quilting was all done by hand, as was the applique embellishment.

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  1. boy that was a lot of work! those flowers sure have a lot of work in them.

  2. Not surprised this quilt took Viewers Choice. One of a kind and beautiful!

  3. A well earned award for a truly 1.class work. Your quilt is a real beauty.

  4. amazing work Caron! it's very lovely.


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