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|Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 2009|
Deep in my stash were two burgundy reds with white prints, and two whites with burgundy prints that I had been saving to use together sometime. My neighbor was cleaning out some back issues of magazines and gave me a few. When I saw this quilt in the April 2004 Quilter's World Magazine I knew I had finally found the right pattern to use them!
I began piecing the quilt in January 2008 and then stalled out after the top center was completed. There was not enough fabric for borders, and by that time the colors had gone out of fashion. I couldn't find that shade of dark red anywhere!
I found some gingham that was the right shade, and used it for the border. I hated it! I ripped off the gingham border. 'Twinkle' sat in the UFO pile. I was so disappointed, because I loved the center, but whatever I auditioned for the border was just not right.
Finally, after over a year of searching, I found a dark red remnant that was nearly the right shade of red with a light grey print. I figured that it was the best I was going to find. I finished up the quilt in October 2009. It is twin size, 67x78.
The quilting is done with dark red thread-- stitch in the ditch except for the large white areas where I stitched the star pattern that is pieced into the quilt. The border is quilted with five-pointed stars. It was a motif I found in a library book and could make with three passes around using my walking foot.
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