Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mexican Star

Yesterday I took a class to make this Mexican Star wallhanging.  It was a fun day even though there were only six of us who signed up.  Our program chair was there, also, and she was working on a project for the monthly class she is teaching  which will culminate in a lovely large quilt for the people taking the class.   Today I have been working on getting my blocks finished and, by golly, I have done that.

This is a piece of batik that I have in the hanging.  I think this is gorgeous.  Planning the colors is part of the fun for me.  Sometimes, I question what I have picked out, but I am pretty happy with how this is turning out.  Piecing is not my first love in quilting and I most likely won't make another little quilt like this but amvery glad that I made this one.
Here it is laid out on the bed ready to be sewn together.  Next time I show it in a post, hopefully I will have it quilted and bound.  I took my camera along yesterday and, if you haven't already guessed, forgot to take it out and take pictures.  Eventually I hope to be able to show you the ones made by Stephanie, Kathy, Leslie, Marcia and Helen.  All of them are so pretty.
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Leslie said...

Oh your mexican star is just wonderful. I love the colors that you picked for it. Yesterday was alot of fun. You are messy!!! Lol, me too,though.

carol fun said...

LOVE that batik - gorgeous colors. This is going to be a stunning quilt. And a day spent sewing with friends is a wonderful day!

Sue said...

Really beautiful! I do love the fabrics you chose for the Mexican Star. I have never heard of this pattern before so thank you so much for sharing it:)

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful autumn we are having!

Stray Stitches said...

What a beautiful pattern. The colors you selected are gorgoeous!!

Janet said...

This is so pretty. I love batiks too.