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Granny’s Got Style, LeMoyne Stars – Star Garden

Yesterday I went shopping after my doctor appointment looking for some new Capri’s – I’m not much of a shopper and I’m not sure when I visited the mall in Little Rock last – my doctor’s office used to be near that location and I visited the mall more frequently after the appointment to get in a little exercise and eat before the drive home – then he moved to a different location in Little Rock and I stopped visiting the mall as often.  I went into Eddie Bauer and tried on some Capri’s and actually found several I liked that fit and as I was paying for them the check out gal asked me where I got my bag – she would like to find one like it – well she can’t – I made it!  what a complement –   I made it about 3 years ago from some fabric that I won from Vicki Welsh over at Field Trips in Fiber – Vicki she complemented the fabric so much!!  Thought you would like to hear that.   I offered your web address but she said she couldn’t make anything – not her talent.   I remember the pattern had 3 sizes and I was thinking on the way home that I needed to make the smaller size as this one is a little big for me but I trade it off among my bags periodically anyhow as I love the fabric LOL.  I made a larger one that I use for a tote bag some times too – but not the smallest one .  I looked all through my patterns when I got home and can’t find it!  Drat – why is it that when you get it in your head you want to find something that you can’t!  Anyone recognize the pattern? I’m wondering it I traded the pattern away – I might have to find a new one.


I got the first border done on Lemoyne Stars Sunday night – it is nice quilting on a much smaller quilt!  It goes so much faster!  I haven’t come up with a name for this quilt – well have to think on that.


I have one side of the Granny quilts binding done – 3 more sides to go!  I really like the way it looks.  Someone asked what size do I cut my binding – 2.5 inches then fold in half.  I know some like it smaller but I find this size easiest for me to work with.  Linking to Esther’s blog today.


The print on the back really makes it hard to see the hand quilting – it might show up more after it is washed and dried – but it might not – we will see.  The front is what matters right.


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14 comments… add one
  • Kathy Jul 7, 2015

    You are moving right along with your Lemoyne Stars quilting. I, too, use 2.5″ for binding. I’ve tried using smaller, but I have an easier time with the 2.5″. I hope you find your pattern … or the source for it.
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  • Teri Dingler Jul 7, 2015

    I have used a 2 1/2, a 2 1/4, and a 2 inch binding and seem to like a smaller on some quilts and the 2 1/2 on others. Love that we all have different tastes, and wonderful ideas! It sure has helped my quilting abilities! First thing I thought of on your star quilt was it reminded me of a “starry starry night” with all those beautiful stars! Good luck in naming it!

  • Deb Jul 7, 2015

    No wonder she liked the bag! And wondered where you got it, because it does not look ‘homemade’ at all!

  • Vicki W Jul 7, 2015

    Thanks formtelling the story. That made my day!
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  • Doreen Jul 7, 2015

    “Stars on Parade”???? Love the bag, too, and am sure that I just saw one so very similar quite recently. I can’t remember for sure, but think it was on Fb. Will try to keep a look out for ya!!!! I usually do a 2.5″ binding of late. Any less and it has a tendency to get pulled a bit too tightly to the back side, in order to meet up/cover the stitching, and doesn’t give a “full”/generous ‘look’ on the front side of the quilt when finished (almost looks skimpy). I never cut it less than 2.25”.

  • Doreen Jul 7, 2015
  • Elaine Jul 7, 2015

    Love the bag, and the polk a dot binding!

  • Carla Jul 7, 2015

    Love your polka dot binding! Great star on your star quilt!

  • Coriene Jul 7, 2015

    What a great polka dot binding and love your beautiful hand quilting!

  • Patti Jul 7, 2015

    Very pretty bag! The polka dot binding really sets off the quilt .. love it! l like 2.5in binding as well. The stars are coming along nicely, too.

  • Thimbleanna Jul 7, 2015

    Summer Stars. It’s summer and you’re quilting those stars!

    And, I’m thinking you’re going to have to unpick Granny and choose a backing that will show the quilt stitches. Oh Darn — we’ll have to see it on the frame again LOL!!!

  • Marianne Jul 8, 2015

    I love your pink bag! The fabric is gorgeous. If you find the pattern please share it’s name. Looks like a good size for me.

    I’m working on a binding too but it goes slowly. It’s been too hot to have a quilt on my lap. Maybe I’ll get back to it today

  • Kathi Jul 9, 2015

    I too love your purse:) I dont carry a handbag.. just a clutch.. or I have a wallet style holder for my phone I use for short trips around town. lol! Handbags hurt my shoulders… the clutch gives me just enough room not to collect to much now that all the kiddies are grown and I don’t need that ! ha 🙂
    LOVE your binding on Granny and your border is done on Stars 🙂 Such fun progress there! Sorry so late in reading your blog and commenting but better late than never I think! Have a blessed rest of your week Karen. Kathi
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  • Sylvia Jul 10, 2015

    Love your handquilting, your stitches look great.

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