Sunday, June 2, 2013

My New Project for May --- and a Finish!!

The project I started in May for the 2013 NewFo Challenge is almost exactly like the one I started in February - appliqued stars on a neutral background.  Only this time the stars are pink!






I got all the stars finished and all the strips cut.


When I got the other quilt top put together I decided I didn't like it because there wasn't enough contrast.  Most of my neutrals were so similar that it looked like the stars were appliqued to a solid background.  Quilting it made all the difference, though.  I hand quilted it with aqua thread which made the individual strips stand out a little more. 























Of course, a quilt always looks better when the quilting is finished!  Now I love this baby quilt!
























I am linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches.  Now to see what other quilters are up to!



8 comments:

Mimi said...

The contrast looks great in the picture. This is definitely a cute quilt and the quilting makes it even more special.

Ray and Jeanne said...

The finished quit looks great - quilting with the aqua thread really made a difference - so glad you thought to use the contrasting thread! Now I can't wait to see the pink star quilt! ~Jeanne

Barbara Stanbro said...

That is very cute. Love the stars and the quilting. Great job.

Dar said...

What a cute baby quilt and I like the aqua quilting thread. What a clever idea.

Heidi said...

Your star quilts are beautiful and the contrast of the strips is perfect!

Marti said...

That turned out really cute. I like your choice of neutrals, just enough difference to tell they aren't the same fabrics but not so much that they compete with the stars, so they really shine.

Pattilou said...

I love the neutrals in the strings playing of that star block in the quilt. It all goes together just beautifully. Great choice for a binding, too.

LynCC said...

Don't you just LOVE the magic of the quilting itself? Your blue-star quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I really like the low-volume contrast in the neutrals. Very peaceful and sweet.