Saturday, October 9, 2010

Moon and Stars















Taking a break from the beloved red and green quilts to work on something totally different.  Just finished the first block for the Moon and Stars quilt from McCall's Vintage Quilting magazine, Spring 2006 issue.  I loved this quilt from the moment I saw it, and this seemed to be the right time of year to start it!  The antique quilt was made in Texas in 1896.  Once more blocks are finished and put together, will post so the stars in the corners show up.  Don't you just love the graphic appeal of two-color quilts?















So excited that the pieced baskets from the Reproduction group swap arrived this last week.  They are all so unique and wonderful - so fun to see the creativity and marvelous work that went into these blocks and am thinking about how to put them together.  Will definitely make at least two to six more blocks to go with these. 

13 comments:

Juliann said...

Oh I love that moon and stars block - very unique.

Karen said...

The Moon & Stars block looks very interesting. It will make a striking quilt in the two colors.

Mary Lou Casada said...

I thought I recognized that block -- I love those magazines and seems like every quilt is one you want to reproduce. You've got a gorgeous two-color thang going on there! :-D Love the baskets, too. The colors are right up my ally!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Kathie said...

great block I agree I love 2 color quilts
I remember that quilt from the magazine always thought oh I should make that. what color/fabrics are you using???? great combo.
can't wait to watch your progress....
great basket blocks...
can't wait to see how you decide to put them together.
Kathie

Kathie said...

I meant is that black and cheddar from Kona? Moda Belle solids....
great quilt for this time of year to display too :)
Kathie

Mary said...

Nice moon and stars and beautiful baskets! The black and cheddar together are striking.

Libby said...

Moon and Stars is just delicious! Can't wait to see more *s*

Janet said...

I remember seeing that quilt in the magazine. It is really wonderful and so different! I look forward to seeing your blocks develop and yes I LOVE 2 color quilts!

Lori said...

My friend made that quilt with various cheddars and black. It is wonderful! I can't wait to see more of yours.
Love your repro blocks too!!

Sharon said...

What an interesting pattern. I love two color quilts. I've made a couple but the fabrics have been varied and printed. I think this one is going to be outstanding. Thanks for the seeds!

Anonymous said...

The Moon and Stars Quilt is absolutely amazing. I love the bold colors. Very Halloween! Love your work Dixie Doodles.

Meredith said...

As soon as I saw your block I clicked on over to your blog. That quilt is on my wish list. Glad to hear your block turned out ok, so the magazine instructions must be ok. Your colors are very nice.

Janet said...

I love the black and orange quilt.
I will have to pull out my issue of
the magazine. I just finished
Blackbirds 1904 and this one would compliment it.
Love the baskets too.
Janet