A group blog for working on UnRuly Quilting projects and most especially UnRuly Letters. What is UnRuly? Liberated, wonky, improvisational, mis-matched, points cut off FUN.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A more or less unruly top

When I discovered the quilting world in the www I ran over a newsgroup called R.C.T.Q and spent several years there :-)  Once a year Jessamy of the Netherlands hosted  a star swap. You had to send six 6,5" blocks with blue background and yellow star pattern. I participated 3 or 4 years, pieced a lot of additional stars and ended with a top that I think is too small. So I pondered about a big spikey border or about more stars until finally this idea was born:


Maybe you can guess the name I've chosen for this coming quilt ;-)

The sashing strips and yellow corner squares are all from stash and I didn't care a lot about matching points there. So this and the letters are the unruly part, most of the stars don't fit in this category,  but a few can count as unruly as well :-) For the border I hope to use up my blue and black fabrics in my stash. Gotta make some place for new stuff ! Oh, and I know, the g is missing ...

Heidi

11 comments:

Elaine M said...

Love it!

Tonya Ricucci said...

fun! I'm glad you know the g is missing...

Lisa said...

Very fun!

Lynn said...

The word border makes this quilt sing! (pun intended)

Holly G said...

I miss RCTQ, lemme tell you. great bunch of folks. On my bedroom wall, I have a quilt hanging up. It's a lap sized Friendship Star quilt made with 6.5" swap blocks that were traded over a year's time on a FidoNet message echo.. similar to RCTQ except not as many people and our messages traveled through phone lines overnight to get from one computer to another. Though that's how I got my RCTQ fix back then too. :) We had a different theme each month for the swap. Most of my blocks are signed and a couple are dated 1998. It's my favorite quilt. :)

Diane said...

I LOVE this quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wowie zowie! I didn't know there were so many different stars. Love hearing about using so much of your stash too.

Richard Healey said...

I like it!

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Clare said...

I love all the different stars and the dot of the i.

Jennifer D said...

Fabulous!

Vivian said...

Oh goodness! I just love this quilt. I may just have to borrow your idea on day--if you don't mind.