Tricky Stars – Finished!

Tricky Stars

I am quite excited to present: Tricky Stars!

She finishes at 66×80″, with lots of Star Wars fabric. No, there are no seekrit Death Stars on this quilt; I had been collecting greys to make a Star Wars quilt for quite some time. And even after finishing THREE Star Wars quilts, I still had a bunch left over.

The pattern is the Cathedral Stars tutorial from Bonnie Hunter, and I’ve been working on and off on this for a couple months, with the lime and white patches as leaders and enders on a couple different projects. Once those were done it was time to power through the rest of the elements and make a top!

Tricky Stars

I did an overall meander in the center with white thread, and black thread on the setting triangles. I love that dragonfly fabric, and still remember who gave it to me, so I’ll be sure to let her know it’s going to good use!  I finished quilting with straight lines in lime green in the inner and outer borders.

It’s terribly scrappy, but I love it to pieces.  Once I know for sure whether it’s going in a raffle or an auction, I’ll let you all know in case you want a chance to win it to benefit either Good Mews or Ahimsa House, both of which are excellent animal charities.

Autumn GloryBonus picture of the wool felt project I FINALLY put the final stitch on; I thought I’d have this done within a few days of getting back from the Christmas trip to my parents’ house. Obvious missed that one, eh?

At least now I have my pumpkins ready for spring.

My new hand project is a cross-stitch project that will probably only take me a million years. I’m working on a sheep and already want to poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick.


I forgot how annoying it is when doing a semi-realistic cross-stitch and you have a bazillion shades of the same color: white, off-white, whitest-white, honky, light beige, and ultra white. GAH.


11 Replies to “Tricky Stars – Finished!”

  1. Pretty quilt! I like the dragonflies. Every time I see Tricky Stars, I read it as “Tricksy” (in Gollum’s voice, of course). No clue why, it just happens, and I lol.

    It’s a good thing cross stitch is done with a dull needle if you’re going to be thinking about poking yourself in the eye all the time. Good luck with all the similar colors. I’m sure you have them all labeled to help keep them straight.

  2. Tricky stars twinkle beautifully! I love the way it came out, this pattern looks fantastic! It’s really important to get your great-looking pumpkins ready for spring! And the bunny maybe for fall? :)))
    Congratulations and looking forward to see the bolder you when you’re finished with the cross-stitch project 🙂

  3. You are either doing redneck cross stitch or you threw honky in there to see if we were reading all the way to the end.

    LOVE Tricky Stars. That lime/white/grey combo is yummy!

  4. Wow Pam, you’ve had some especially lovely finishes lately! Tricky stars, the felt project and Easy Street are all exceptional.

    I hear you on the cross stitching. I want to make a celtic tree pattern with lots of greens — which would look best in our living room on black. I’ve done this type of project once before and it looks great now but made me pretty crazy as I worked on it.

  5. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors!

    In the spirit of diversity, exactly what color is “honky”?? 🙂

    Love ya!

  6. I really like the Tricky Stars (although after the comments, I’ll never be able to read the work ‘tricky’ correctly again).
    Good luck on the cross stitch. That looks intricate!

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