Monday, July 21, 2014

Calico Stars

Calico Stars
Quilt of Valor
56 x 75 inches
The stars and sawtooth border of this quilt were made entirely from scraps of other Quilts of Valor; thus, the name Calico Stars.

I loved working with this pattern (Stars from Stripes) by Cozy Quilt Designs because making the stars did not result in creating more scraps, i.e. no waste. The tips that were cut off to create the stars were used to create the sawtooth border. I did make an adjustment in the placement of the sawtooth border and extended the final border to 6.5 inches instead of the suggested 5.5 inches in order to meet Quilt of Valor minimum size standards.

I'm on a mission to reduce my scraps, so stay tuned for even more scrap busting.

13 comments:

  1. This quilt is one of my favorites!
    Keep sewing girl. You are soon to be scrap free!

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  2. That's a beauty. My eyes crossed when I first looked at it but then I realized it is an artistic masterpiece!!

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  3. Another beauty...and this is a great pattern! This is one of my favorites too. You do such beautiful work!

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  4. Nothing beats a nice scrap quilt. It looks super.

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  5. What a wonderful quilt and NO additional scraps! a win-win!

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  6. Beautiful! And aren't you capturing the true, historical essence of quilting - using your scraps to create functional art?

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  7. It looks great! It's amazing that it was made from scraps.

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  8. You make such good use of your scraps. Your newest quilt is beautiful.

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  9. It looks wonderful! I love the sawtooth border.

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  10. I really, really love this quilt...it is gorgeous!! And I love that you used the leftover triangles!

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  11. Great quilt Nancy. You are doing a great job on taming the scraps. I really like the block on this one. What size is the block? Is it just one section of the star or all four

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