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I've been working on this quilt for my daughter on and off for a couple of weeks and finally have it down to one last border to add then to sandwich and quilt it. At the moment I can't even think of the name of the pattern (which came out of a magazine) and am too lazy to get up and go see. lol But I've renamed the quilt to "Dance in the Stars". I thought that more appropriate because she will be leaving for basic training in January and I want her to know that in my eyes and her's she can and will be someone. She started crying when I showed her pictures of it            (she's spending the summer with family) and I was on the phone with her when she say the photos. And of course I too started crying.

Usually I will stipple or large meander all my quilts on my Elna machine but with this one I have ordered a couple of stencils and I'm going to do her's different from everyone else's. The main stencil for the block is a double heart 12" and for the sashing I'm going to quilt in the ditch and for the borders I order a continuous heart. I do hope it comes out like I'm seeing it in my head!!! Will post pics when I have it all quilted, which will be a couple of weeks because I have 2 other quilts I have to start and finish by mid Sept... these are for ladies who are purchasing the quilts and both are wedding gifts.

Anyway below is a picture of Alexa's quilt top.. one is it without the finally border and the other is a pic with the last border just laid next to it.

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Comment by Robbin Neff on August 8, 2011 at 5:15am
Interesting addition of the green to an old favorite.  Super job.  I love that last border.  It ties it all together.  The angles in it echo the piecing in the center.  Very nic.
Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on July 28, 2011 at 6:17am
Love this quilt, very pleasing to the eye and love the black and pink together!!!
Comment by Maria Carroll on July 21, 2011 at 2:11pm
aw thank you so much! and you're very welcome for the info. And I'm always looking to make some great friends, thanks for accepting!
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on July 21, 2011 at 5:26am
OOOO!!! OOOO!!!  I have that issue... your's looks better, though :).  Thanks for sharing your pics and the info -and for adding me as a friend. :) 
Comment by Maria Carroll on July 21, 2011 at 2:12am
Again thank you for all the sweet comments on my quilt. I don't know whatelse to say.. it humbles me to have so many quilters say such nice things about it. To Sunshine and any others that want the pattern it came from the magazine Quilter's World issue August 2010. If you can't find it or don't have it or whatever... send me a private message and I'll copy the pattern and either email them to you so send them through the post office. I can see this quilt made in so many different color ways!! And the real name of the quilt is "Walk Among the Stars". I don't want Alexa "walking" but "dancing" in/amongst the stars.
Comment by Kathleen/CA on July 20, 2011 at 6:13pm
Very nice quilt. The colors are nice and I think the name is great and matches the quilt. Good luck with the rest of the quilts you are making.
Comment by Terry F on July 20, 2011 at 3:00pm
That is one stunning quilt Maria!  Beautiful fabrics and color.
Comment by Vicky Girten/MO on July 20, 2011 at 9:09am
Beautiful!!!!!!
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on July 20, 2011 at 8:38am
Could you please tell us the original name of the pattern and which issue of which magazine you found it in?
Comment by Maria Carroll on July 20, 2011 at 6:17am
Thank you to everyone that left comments and suggestions! She has decide she too likes the extra black border so that's what I'll be doing today. But quilting it will have to wait a couple of weeks. I have 2 quilts I have to make for friends as wedding gifts. It will get quilted before she leaves for basic, I'll make sure of that LOL

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