Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Secret Project….

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This is what I made on our recent retreat at Cottage On The Hill…

There is a bit of a story…..….my very dear friend Kerry had designed this from a card I had given to her a while back….when Kerry received some new fabrics in the store Bali Pops she came up with this fantastic pattern to show off the fabric…..

I rang Kerry last week to say please organize a surprise project for me….so….when I arrived in Nundle she asked me to select some fabrics…A jelly roll of Bali Pops Pink Lemonade was what I selected in ….still having no idea what I was making, my first instruction was to make 24 blocks which was a square in a square….still no idea…then Kerry  produced the star that she had made, and said, that’s what you are making…shock horror……I have never attempted anything like this….(but how could I say no)……anyway I made the star, and I decided to raw edge applique the star onto the black fabric, I added the borders and then Kerry surprised me again….. my next instruction was to add prairie points to the outside….so here it is…..

thanks for making me go outside my square Kerry….I did love the challenge…..

(I think my quote today is perfect)…

Happy Thursday

Take Care Peg…

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.

45 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Oh, how lovely... you must be thrilled with how this turned out!!!

I have a package of the Pink Lemonade Bali Pops waiting for a project... now... I have an idea! :D

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your star is amazing, I also love the square in a square border. you must have to be very happy with the result.

Jackie said...

that quilt is beautiful!
ps...what kind of dog is that?

Ullis said...

Wow! It is stunning beautiful! Hugs Ullis in Sweden

Anne D said...

It is gorgeous. Love pink lemonade and love the pattern.

Christine M said...

WOW! It looks fantastic Peg. I love the colours. What are you going to bind it in? Black or more lovely colours?

Cardygirl said...

Looks great...next time you will give her a card with a cake on it!

Jeanette said...

Sch a stunning quilt Peg. It's gorgeous. I love the colours. Happy Stitching,

Fiona said...

Oh.... delicious... you can only be happy around those colours.... it's hard to believe it was a jelly roll.... well done Peg... it's great...
Hugz

Sheryl said...

Wow Peg! what a great challenge and it turned out so gorgeous, great choice of fabric and the design....wow... well done!

pamkennison said...

Ohhh wow......beautiful Peg, love the colours, love the star love it lol.....hugs :)

Mistea said...

Beautiful - the black background sure highlights the colours in the Bali Pops. Yay for a Star!

simplestitches said...

great challenge and what a beautiful quilt you end up with...just gorgeous!

Laila said...

WOW.. That was a beautifull star :-)
I love it !
Hugs.

shez said...

whow and double whow Peg this is absolutely a stunner, pattern and fabric,oh this is great,you are so clever.

Maree: said...

WOW!!!
Absolutely Stunningly Gorgeous.
cheers.

Jodie said...

love it!

marina said...

gorgeous!
So bright and colourful.

Sheila said...

There is an extra bright star shining in Australia at the moment and it is simply gorgeous , wow those colors are stunning! Wonderful job and I am sure a challenge but well worth your effort:-)

Kelli said...

I love the quote too! And your project is gorgeous!! :)

Rhonda said...

love it! what a great surprise project

Kayly said...

It looks simply stunning, Peg.

Liz said...

Its gorgeous. Love it.

Lynda said...

Fantastic Peg! What a great quilt.

Vicki said...

It's fabulous Peg and an original for you :)

Wendy said...

This is beautiful!

Allie said...

Gobsmacked....speechless...Peg that is too too gorgeous!!! Wow!

Fiona said...

Wow !! That is gorgeous Peg - Well Done

Maria said...

Oh Peg I really love it. Brights are my thing and the star really shows up on the black.

jofridsquilt said...

This star is marvellous. I love it. Congratulation on well done callange. Hugs Jofrid

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh Peg, this is absolutely beautiful! You must be thrilled with it.

De said...

Its fantastic Peg and what a lovely idea because the design came from a card you gave to Kerry

Mrs Shepo said...

Just stunning Peg, sounds like a weekend full of surprises. Cheers Pat.

Chrissie said...

Absolutely stunning quilt, beautiful colours, well done

Terry said...

It's beautiful Peg! Congratulations on getting it all put together! :0)

AnitaS said...

It is very lovely. I love the colors.

Tatkis said...

Amazing quilt and great idea about secret project!
Love the colours very much - they are fresh and sweet!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

So very beautiful! You are a talented quilter, thanks for sharing :-)

Christine said...

Stunning....

Farm Girl said...

Stunning Peg! What an apportunity to get outside one's own comfort zone. Love the prairie points too!

Marilyn said...

Such beautiful happy colours, Peg. Love the design Kerry came up with. Very clever.

Lisa said...

absolutely beautiful Peg!!!

Anita said...

Wow!! How cool is that!!!
Nothing like a good challenge hey LOL

Bec said...

It looks fantastic Peg!
The star was a great challenge to take on, good on you!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Peg, I'm so far behind with my blogging and look what I've missed out on.... It is spectacular...