Finish It Up Friday ~ Shenandoah Stars

Way back in July of 2014, I visited Missouri Star Quilt Company for the first time. While there, I bought this FQ bundle of Shenandoah by Nancy Gere.


I finally cut it up and started piecing sawtooth stars from it in 2015.


I finally have these blocks altogether! Not an imaginative setting, and I will likely add a border before quilting , but they are all in one piece now!

The blocks finish at 8 inches and at this point, the top measures 72 by 80 inches. I have enough fabric to cut a few more blocks, but I’m not sure I can make myself do it.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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29 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Shenandoah Stars

  1. Béatrice says:

    My favorite block, the colours are wonderful !

  2. It looks beautiful, and it must feel good to get a UFO to an (almost) finished flimsy!

  3. Dotti says:

    Oh my! Looks gorgeous. Of course you can do it! Even the fabric you got Saturday could probably stretch if you needed a bit more. Wow. Arizona has been good for your creative side. Great job.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Missouri Star Quilt Company visit is on my bucket list!

  5. Sandra B says:

    Love all your stars, Katy…..Beautiful fabrics!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Paula says:

    It’s hard to work with fabric you don’t love, but this turned out great! I’m sure you know someone who will love it.

  7. piecefulwendy says:

    It really looks nice, Katy. I think it showcases the fabric nicely. It looks lovely on the bed!

  8. Sharon says:

    Beautiful quilt top! I love how it came out. I don’t remember this fabric line but I don’t usually buy pre-cuts. Beautiful combination of fabrics and nice design choice for them too.

  9. Vickie Lewis says:

    Love your sawtooth star quilt!

  10. anudge says:

    Gorgeous. You show us how smart it is to buy a bundle because the fabrics work so well together.

  11. Sandi says:

    It’s gorgeous!! Hugs,

  12. Shauna T says:

    simply beautiful, love everything about it!!!

  13. ceciled05 says:

    This is a very beautiful quilt top Katy !

  14. I saw that fabric line and have always loved the fabrics. Simplicity is often beautiful as is this quilt!

  15. knitnkwilt says:

    I really like the way you have arranged the various background colors of blocks. That took more thought than any “imaginative” setting!

  16. Carolyn says:

    You made lots of stars! I love,love the traditional look of it! It is just beautiful!

  17. The quilt has turned out just lovely. Bet you will miss the Arizona sunshine when it comes to photoshoots back home – that wall and the lighting are perfect for photographing your quilts ☺

  18. lois92346 says:

    Oh, Katy! It turned out to be fabulous. Please be sure to post more photos after you quilt it.

  19. Carie says:

    Oh isn’t it lovely – so many gorgeous stars 🙂

  20. Dolly says:

    I see no reason to worry about an “imaginative setting”. This quilt is just beautiful ! My problem with a setting like that when I use it is that I run into the seams all being pressed in the same direction, and I have to flip them as I assemble the top.

    Boy, though, that quilt looks fantastic on that bed !
    Congrats on a wonderful job.

  21. Micki says:

    I think the setting is great. Lets the blocks show off. micki@2dogstudio.us

  22. Teri says:

    You can always put the extras on the back so they are no longer in your stash, or a scrappy binding.

  23. Beautiful work, but I do understand the “can’t make myself” feeling. What about adding borders–squares or strips instead of more stars?

  24. janicekholton says:

    Now that is a bed worthy quilt! I know your tired of it, but it really is pretty.

  25. Lizzie says:

    Absolutely lovely. It looks truly amazing.

  26. I like this. The colours are great. The purples really stand out for me.

  27. quilting1 says:

    I’ve gotten several layer cakes and jelly rolls online from MSQC of their reproduction fabrics. Using some for the Farmer’s Wife 1930s quilt and I have plans for a Civil War Quilt. Like your Shenandoah Stars.

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