The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stark Raven Mad

I finished the top of Stark Raven Mad that I had started last year,  the book was from my friend who I would like to meet one day, Cherie Ralston, but then I would have to travel to Kansas, I think it gets hot there.  Anyway, from her book, Under the Stars.  Combination wool and cotton, needle turn applique on the circles and the rest is a whip stitch on the wool appliques.
 Background blocks are wool as are all the rest of the appliques except for the center fabric circle.  Very not perfect.
Cherie's verson, there's a reason for my version and her version, I don't do triangles and I like to do as much as I can by hand when I make a quilt.  And I don't worry about perfection.  Cherie's quilt is perfect.

Black batting, yes there is black batting, hard to find sometimes unless you order it online.  Started using it on my dark wool purses so they don't stretch after I sew on the appliques.  Like using it on dark quilts, also.

9 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics you used in yours, love the darker look for that pattern.

    Debbie

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  2. Wonderful quilt Nancy...love the fabrics too!

    The photo of Jim in the margin made me smile...

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  3. I'm not familiar with that book and have never seen the pattern "Stark Raven Mad" before, but I LOVE it. You did a super job! The floral fabric you used is soooo perfect!

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  4. N, Your quilt turned out PERFECT!! It is SO you! I love it! It's warm and happy. I too hope we can meet one day. I'll come to you - Its WAY to hot and humid here!! xoxo C

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  5. I don't usually comment but the Raven quilt is great. I always like to see black birds on quilts.

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  6. Yours looks perfect to me....I love it!
    christine

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  7. Nancy, I too love the fabrics. What a great quilter you are. Wow!

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  8. Oh dear! That is so lovely; I am going to try to find a copy of the book. Love both her version and yours. Karmen

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  9. Love both versions. Sort of like the Blackbird gals who each do their on take on a design. Would be hard to pick one over the other.

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