December 26, 2010


My guild,  Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild, honored me by asking me to quilt the 2011 raffle quilt!  The pattern is Granny's Star by Nancy Mahoney, and was featured on the cover of the July/August 2009 issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting.
This is just a sneak preview until the official photo is taken.  Lots of yo-yo's were sewn on by hand after I returned the quilted top to the guild.

Piano key quilting on all four sides in the center of the outer portion of the border

Ruler work, ribbon candy, and a freeform flower in the blocks and sashing, stippling in the border area not quilted with piano keys

The block from the back


  1. oh Deb, this is gorgeous! Your quilting takes my breath away. I will buy lots of raffles this year.

  2. As long as you save the winning ticket for me : )
    Thanks for the compliments, I really appreciate it.

  3. Holy mackerel, you just become more and more of an artist each time you touch a quilt. You inspire me. Merry Christmas and I know this year will be amazing for you!

  4. Aw, shucks--you're making me blush!

  5. You were right...that quilt is gorgeous! Your quilting is just amazing. I cannot wait to see the entire quilt.

  6. This is just gorgeous. YOUR quilting just brought it to life.
    I want tickets, I want tickets! :)

  7. Thanks, Bea. I'll be sure to post when they start selling tickets.