Monday, May 3, 2010

Quilt 140 - AHQ Jewel Box Star

April, 2010
50 x 60

I started this quilt a few months ago for the American Hero Quilts (AHQ) project. Mom was hosting another (AHQ) sew weekend at Pacific Beach, so I made sure we had this along to finish up.

Normally you would put the jewel box squares and the star squares right next to each other so you get a secondary pattern, but the blues and reds didn't seem to have enough contrast and the pattern was just getting lost. So, improvise was the word of the day. I decided to set off each block with dark sashing, and used extra partial blocks to make it a little longer.

It still needs a small border, probably dark blue. Looking forward to another sewing weekend!

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