Murrieta Stars

Murrieta Stars - Flannel, scrappy baskets

This quilt is coming along really well and I am almost done with it – and I still have extra fabric!!  So good too because it needs one more border about 5 inches wide on the length side and a narrow border on the width to tie it together for the last border.  Right now it is 89.5 inches long and 99.5 inches wide.  I’m thinking just 2 inch border maybe on the sides here to hold all those squares together ok with no stretch.  I don’t know why on some photos I get this faint white circles that show up.  they shouldn’t be there!!  And it always seems like it is from two different angles that I take the photo from.

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The length doesn’t come down very far – so I will add 5 inches at least to the top and bottom – then the feet will stay covered. – Keep in mind this is flannel – even though I will wash on cool and dry for only a little while on low I’m sure there will be shrinkage.  I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric AddictSew Fresh Quilts , Jo’s Country Junction and Susan’s Quilt Fabrication:Midweek Makers, and My Quilt Infatuation.

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And a couple more baskets done – 32 total – I have one more prepped so I will need to do up more soon.  I think I will finish up the flannel before I start the birds and get it all folded up and out of the way – get the binding made out of the left overs and have more room to work.

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  • Gretchen May 17, 2017

    Murietta Stars is looking so nice and yes, flannel really shrinks, more than regular cotton fabrics do. It will be very cozy next winter. Your little baskets are so cute. At one of the quilt retreats, someone showed a queen sized quilt made with all little baskets in the center, hundreds of them! Very lovely but that was so many baskets to make. Enjoy your day.
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  • Katy S May 17, 2017

    I love the yellow background! This is beautiful!

  • maxine lesline May 17, 2017

    The pieced borders certainly pull together all the colors.. and the expanse of yellow is visually pleasant. Yellow, I think, is considered a friendly color… your quilt confirms it. Hope to hear soon that your beans are setting on.

  • Ramona May 17, 2017

    The borders look great! The additional border of squares really brings your eye out. It’s going to be so toasty warm!
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  • Miri May 17, 2017

    Great looking top…never thought of actually piecing in flannel-just thought of it for backs. Yes, I’m finally back and soo happy about it.

  • Paula May 17, 2017

    The quilt looks very nice, and I can’t believe how much extra fabric they included! I’m often struggling to cut the correct pieces because the kit people were so stingy.
    The spots are specks of dust on your lens. They show up in a photo when the light hits them just right. Try using a micro cloth or lens cloth or brush to gently dust the lens. Hope this helps.

  • Roseanne May 17, 2017

    Hi Karen,
    That quilt is really looking nice. I love the two colorful borders you added – they just make me smile. ~smile~
    Roseanne
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  • Sandra B May 17, 2017

    Karen, that second scrappy border for Murrieta Stars looks great! You will definitely finish this quilt top soon!! Has the flannel been easy to work with? I have not worked with flannel and was just curious about how you liked working with it….
    Your little baskets look great…
    We are having unseasonably hot weather in Virginia for a few days….in the 90’s…UGH! Then, for the weekend, back down in the seventies on Saturday…and around 80 all next week…this has been the craziest year ever, weather wise!!

  • Vicki May 17, 2017

    The flannel quilt is going to be so pretty and very warm for winter. Will you hand quilt it?

  • audrey May 17, 2017

    I just love the slightly old fashioned look to your quilt! The colors are so sweet and lovely. With quilting and shrinkage, it will be absolutely wonderfully cozy looking!

  • Belarmina May 17, 2017

    Karen precioso me encanta!!
    las cesta genial

  • Kathi May 17, 2017

    I am loving Murietta stars and your little baskets are coming along nicely too <3 Kathi
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  • Susan May 17, 2017

    Such a pretty quilt – love flannel for backing as it makes it so soft and cozy! As for the white spots, try cleaning the camera lens.
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  • Linda Dutch May 17, 2017

    Yes! I do love the yellow background on this, it’s reminiscent of vintage days gone by!
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  • The Eclectic Abuela May 17, 2017

    Flannel is my favorite! Lovely work.

  • Jenny Benton May 18, 2017

    You must have tiny marks on your camera lens. Either on the outside, so you should be able to give the lens a very gentle wipe. Or if the spot is on the inside – like I had a while ago, you won’t be able to move it, and may well need to buy a new camera. Alternatively, you could take the camera to a camera shop, and see if they can help you.
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