Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dakota Star

Although I do have one hand-pieced quilt project (the New York Beauty blocks) I'm continuing to work on during this busy time, there isn't much other quilting I can do while packing up for our move. We're in a bit of frenzy trying to get everything done before the moving date. Packing is exhausting work. At the end of the day, I'm too tired to do much quilting, and at this point a lot of our supplies are in boxes anyway.

Fortunately, I can still get my quilting fix with the Electric Quilt program.  The pattern is called Dakota Star.  The illusion of curved lines fascinates me.  I created this quilt to get outside of my usual color scheme--blue, purple, green with maybe one warm color added.  I wanted the oranges and reds to predominate.  I don't know if I've succeeded in them being the predominate colors, however, it's a stretch over my usual color scheme where the warm colors are a distinct minority. 

I'm very pleased with the result.  Now if it just looks this good when I actually try to make it.  This quilt is on my bucket list.  I'm looking forward to working with these colors, and collecting the orange and red fabrics, for which my stash is definitely lacking.  Oh darn, more fabric shopping!  ;-)


  1. it is hard to get things done while preparing for a move isn't it.
    That pattern looks really pretty. I haven't played very much with my EQ - I guess I will tackle it when winter comes.

  2. Oh darn, more fabric shopping, - I feel so sorry for you, he he.
    That design is gorgeous, I love the colour combination. I wish I could use EQ, but my computers are Macs, so for now i'll just have to watch everyone else do the designing.
    Thinking of you with all your packing, hope all goes well.

  3. Beautiful quilt, and the warm colors definitely dominate - they pop out from the cooler background colors. So sorry to hear you'll have to go fabric shopping.... ;-)

  4. This is beautiful. I love the oranges and reds with the purples/blues, and the black adds some drama. What a great design!

  5. I am so sorry to hear that you have to go fabric shopping! Will you have room in your suitcase?

    We move often and I know how much work it can be. I am sure your quilting and dreaming of quilting will help de-stress.

  6. That is going to be one STUNNING quilt!!!

  7. This looks WAYYYYYYYYY too complicated for my little brain to put togther. But since you are the Queen of New York Beauty Blocks I have complete faith that you can pull this off and make it look completely gorgeous in the process.

    It's a complete bummer that you'll have o go fabric shopping. I bet you'll hate that !

  8. I want to name that one, "Autumn."

  9. "I can still get my quilting fix with the Electric Quilt program." -- Love that! Your color scheme is beautiful - very rich!


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