Tuesday, December 4, 2012

TST #39 - Friendship Stars

During one of our small quilting group's annual get togethers we decided to exchange friendship stars.  The stars were to be 6-inch blocks and constructed with jewel tones and black.  Each of us were to make sufficient number of the stars to be able to trade with every other person in the group.

Okay so some of us didn't know what "jewel" tones were.  Perhaps some of you out there aren't sure either.  Well think of jewellry and the colours of gems like emerald, ruby, topaz, amethyst, sapphire, etc.  Those are "jewel" tones; the colours are clear, not dulled down or greyed.

Now put those colours with black and you've got POP!  I mean things just sparkle!  This is the quilt that I put together with those friendship stars.

Unfortunately the picture doesn't do the quilt justice.  It does sparkle more than the picture shows.  I donated it to a care home and I'm told that the recipient's eyes sparkled just like the quilt.


dutchcomfort said...

Such a lovely and sparkling quilt Brigitte!
It’s hard to potograph quilts, but even more when they have a lot of black in it.

Peg said...

Looks like a colorful starry night! Great quilt!

JB said...

I don't wonder that the recipients eyes sparkled. This is a lovely quilt.

Vicki Miller said...

lots of lovely colour in this one.