Seeing Stars - Quilt for my Daughter Update

>> Thursday, November 15, 2012

Well, the quilt for my daughter has changed. Dramatically. It's no longer my design at all, but a pattern. Now the desired quilt is this one called Stars and Strings designed by BrendaLou Scott and Liz Scott Adams of Scottie Dog Quilts in Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2012.

Being the way I am. . . I had to try a test block. It's made up of triangles. I used the construction method from the pattern, but it is similar to the one that Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts made in her summer sampler. No foundation paper though. I love the solid colour triangles and think this would look great with all the fabrics we  I have already been buying for her quilt. 


My daughter doesn't like this block because it's not EXACTLY like the one in the magazine! {this one is made of scraps so I can practice and figure out if all those triangles will make me too crazy to even start. Oddly enough, I think I'll be okay!}

This is where I get to learn a bit about what she really likes. Really.

 She likes
the plain white background
the stripes in the stars
more specifically
the six pointed stars with 1930s prints

Most of all? She loves the border!

Has this happened to you? 
Have you fallen in love with EXACTLY what you see?

This happens so rarely for me that I almost missed it.

I kept trying to offer modern suggestions, alternate layouts {to make it easier for me - which, by the way I did find in this Scott Hansen free pattern}, different star blocks, 

when all she wants is the same.

How easy is that?!

Sometimes love can be that easy ;)

Sarah Vee



BrendaLou January 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM  

Hi! I'm BrendaLou Scott and my daughter actually designed this quilt. We usually design together, but this quilt was totally hers. I'm so glad you liked it. I made one with warm, earth-tone batiks which is also nice. I've seen it done with polka dots, Christmas and the kitchen sink. Your's is gorgeous. congratulations on a lovely job!
BrendaLou Scott, Scottie Dog Quilts

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