Irish Star #2; Top Finished

Scrap Happy Day’s coming up gave me a nudge to get the Irish Star stitched. So without further ado, here it is:

1 Irish Star 2 top finished

50 x 70

I knew it would be dark when I finished, so I took a photo half way through while the sun still shone to get closer to the actual colors.

1 Irish Star 2-4 rows

I haven’t decided whether I’ll quilt it or not.  It is large enough that guild will accept it as a top and either have a long armer quilt it or tie it at their monthly comforting-quilts sew days (when those happen again). Its destination is the HIV/AIDS “Strength for the Journey” camp, where each new camper is given a quilt. (And if the camp doesn’t happen this year, the quilt will keep till it does.)

I also haven’t decided what next.  Either I’ll quilt some child quilts that are in waiting or start the ocean-themed quilt that has been brewing for quite a while.

Meanwhile, I used the leaders/enders for the final assembly of the top to start on another quilt-along, Star Kissed. Tutorials for both Irish Star and Star Kissed can be found on Deanna’s blog, Wedding Dress Blue (here).

1 leader-ender

These will become a one-block baby quilt, 36 x 36 someday. I tend to reject the pastel squares in scrappy projects, so they have been piling up. A baby quilt seems a good destination for them.

To see other Scrap Happy projects, see Kate,s blog around the 15th. I’ll be linking with Finished or Not Friday, another Scrap Happy, and Oh Scrap! Links will be added when available. ETA And then because I have more time these days, I found Midweek Makers and linked up.

History of Irish Star #2

Started a year ago

Stars begun


More stars







Filed under quilting

11 responses to “Irish Star #2; Top Finished

  1. Love that Irish Star! The colours are so fresh and bright, and the design makes those stars really glow!

  2. The Irish Star top beautiful. As for your next project I vote for the ocean theme. I’m working on something ocean theme and I need ideas!

  3. Love the star quilt! Don’t quilt it – let them do it and move onto the next project (do you need some scrap triangles…ha!) 🙂

  4. What a super top! I love how the solid stars leap out against the scrappy squares 🙂

  5. Beautiful! Beautiful!! You did such a nice job:). I think it would be fun to quilt it too. I always like to see my quilts to the finish line. Lol! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

  6. Susan Nixon

    Fabulous finish, congratulations! I’m working on Star-Kissed, too. =) But I’m going to make the 9-block size with the 2.5″ squares.

  7. How about adding a border or two to increase the size so it’s suitable for donation? Helps to bust the stash too!

  8. Beautiful top, congratulations, I love the colors!

  9. I love your Irish Star! I don’t typically do pastels either so I’m often up the creek when it’s time for a baby quilt. As long as I can use my bright scraps I’ll be okay!

  10. Oooh, that is beautiful! The colors work well 🙂

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