Last week I toiled to get my bedroom decorated while my husband was out of town because I like surprising him when he gets home.
Step 1 was a quilt that popped into my head. I originally wanted snowflakes, but I couldn't come up with a good pieced design (and have no desire to applique). Then it struck me: STARS! And finally GOLD STARS!
I created a variation on my Starry Night pattern. I used a few of the star templates and created a different layout.
The gold fabric is Dear Stella Gilt Trip. I had 1 yard and used every last piece (you'll see). I had 3 yards of the background cream (forget which manufacturer it is. Kona I think) and again used every last bit!
|scraps sewn to twill tape, linen selvedge, and lights|
For the back I used Dear Stella Gilt Trip in Navy and some linen that I had on hand. The piece of linen was exactly that size and determined the layout.
I quilted it in gold thread. It broke. A lot. But really, I think it was worth it. I hated every minute of the quilting though. The heavy linen and fragile thread were a terrible combination.
I get jealous of all the holiday mantels I see so I created my own above my bed. Most of the items are just baubles that I had around the house.
I added our stockings, although they will probably get moved into the living room with the tree.
Thanks for stopping by! Now back to work (papers to grade, presents to make, etc etc)