Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Black and White Retro TV Stars



April a year ago, a big crowd of us went to Black Rock on retreat. We had friends from two other states come to join us and, by gum, we had a wonderful time. Dear Kathy thought a block swap was in order, and nearly everyone chose to participate. The theme she came up with was "Retro Black and White TV Stars." We were to use only black, gray, and white fabrics, to make 12" finished star blocks, and that was pretty much it. I wanted my quilt to be big, so I made a variety of blocks to swap and saved a bunch for myself. I had a lot of fun trying out some new, complex star patterns.

If you look closely at Block 2B, you'll find a real retro TV star, Lucy, and in Block 4D are The Three Stooges.

7 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Stellar! This quilt just SINGS (the TV theme songs?); I love it, and the accent color you chose sets it all off to perfection! This takes me back... to time before remotes. ;)

Karla said...

WOW! Fun quilt! Love the accent color. I believe it is an exact match to my bedroom walls.
:-)

Barbara Anne said...

Applause, applause for these glorious, interesting star blocks, the sashing, and the addition of the lime green! What a wonderful quilt you've made!! Well done.

Hugs!

Janet O. said...

This is such a clever swap idea. Your incorporation of some real stars is fun, and I also love the way the green squares are NOT cornerstones. What would you call them, sashing middles? : )
They add a great "pop" to the whole. Well done!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Simply stunning!!!!!

LizA. said...

love, love, love star samplers and the lime green just zings.

Chris Johnson said...

I'm a fan of this quilt, in particular because two blocks really resemble test patterns.