Friday, May 16, 2014

May Quilt of the Month

I am very late in changing the quilt on my bed this month! I made this quilt a really, really long time ago. It is a Radiant Star from the Eleanor Burns book. I have been cataloging my quilt finishes since 2001, and this quilt pre-dates my list. I bought the fabrics at the store where I learned to piece quilts, Red Barn Sewing and Yarn Center in Merrimac, MA. I know that when I moved from Haverhill to Newton back in 1992, I was still working on this project. I also brought this quilt top in progress to a Jane Smith quilt retreat in Maine as well as to the first Quilter's Nook quilt weekend in 1993.
My May Quilt of the Month is highlighted by my adorable black pug Elvis. Pug brothers Romeo and Larry were invited to participate in the photo shoot, but regretfully they declined.
Elvis and I think that everything looks better with a pug on it!
At one point I had my whole bedroom decorated in pink and black to coordinate with this quilt, but I moved to a more neutral color pallet so that I could change my quilts according to my whims.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the quilt.
The quilt center.

Star points
This quilt was machine quilted for me by Sheila Drain, who did it on her Bernina. It has grids, about one inch apart, as well as feathered wreaths.

I hope that you are having a great day!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Elvis is such a great model. Gorgeous quilt! I want to do a star like that, it is on my bucket list as soon as I can get back into my sewing room since I started cleaning.

  2. Beautiful quilt ...and everything does look best with a pug.

  3. That border fabric was always one of your favorites. I still have scraps of it and think of you when I come across them. I love seeing my fellow UFO queen finishing things.