Blogger’s Quilt Festival Fall 2010

Yikes, I almost missed the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

Barn Raising Stars

The quilt I’d like to share is one that was completed a couple of years ago for a wedding. My mom and I worked on it together, as we have on several quilts. My cousin is a firefighter, and we knew the colors of the quilt were going to be black, white and red. We found a couple of fantastic prints that fit the firefighter theme so well – one is a red firefighter badge print, and the other is a black and white Dalmatian print from Alexander Henry. I’ve found that split diagonal blocks are so much fun to work with because of the many setting options. This is a barn raising setting. It is quilted with flames, which were a lot of fun to do.

Barn Raising Stars quilting

We barely finished this quilt in time for the wedding. In fact, I think Mom was still stitching down the binding in the car on the way! This was one of our favorite quilts, and Mom commented on the way home that she felt a sense of loss that she hasn’t on any of the other quilts we’ve made and given away. We know it went to a good home, and my cousin and his wife were very appreciative of it. They have it displayed in their “fire” room which is decorated entirely with firefighter related objects.



  1. Oh! My! Goodness!! I really love this quilt!! You both did a splendid job with it. The quilting is perfect too! What a lucky family to receive such a wonderful quilt!

  2. The 3D effect is terrific. I’ve never seen anything like this–its really eye catching. It’s definitely an heirloom and your cousin was a lucky man! Thanks for sharing your quilt’s story 🙂

  3. Really enjoyed reading your post on the making of the quilt. What a fun,great memory to have of working with your mom. You guys did a great job and I reallys smiled at your mom stitching down the binding on the way to wedding. How fun. It is a beautiful quilt. Love Lois

  4. I think the way you and your mum collanorate on quilts is wonderful. Love the design and the fabrics you chose for this quilt.
    It looks great!

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