Dreamy Stars Sparkling Under My Needle Finale

by Feb 25, 20200 comments

When a Quilt Makes Your Heart Sing

When a thing (whatever it may be) comes together, it makes us dance and sing!  Most of the time we don’t even notice it came together until it’s long over.

Regardless,  WE DO LOVE IT!

I LOVE this quilt!

So, I was back on my feet again (Part 2 Here)  I was able to move and sit and do quilty stuff!

But, in the back of my head I kept seeing the fabric I had bought for this quilt and my brain was not liking what it was seeing.

Matter of fact, I knew it wasn’t going to work…

See that little bit of beauty in the lower right?  And it does look great when all the pieces of fabric are like this?  Right?

It wasn’t right…  

Now, I know that you all have bought your own share of fabric and got it home and put together, only to realize it just wasn’t right.  

I was on a deadline now.  What could I do to make this better?


I stewed over it…I took a photo to my husband and he stewed over it.  We both knew that fabric just wasn’t going to work.

I went back to my stack of fabrics.  I went back to the pattern and I knew…I knew I was going to have to rig it.

You see, my initial plan had been to use the original border as a narrow border between the center of the quilt and the flowered outer border fabric.  So, I had already cut the smaller border.  I don’t usually do that.  I USUALLY wait until I’m ready to do the border before I cut it.  

 All I could do was rig it.  I cut more of the border fabric in the amount that would have totalled what the border was supposed to be including the seam allowance.  I sewed it together and put the border on.   

Do you have a quilt in mind you would like made for you?

Take a look at our Build A Quilt page. 

I won’t go into the details of the quilting.  The images here show a rather good rendition.

As you can see, we have a happy new quilt owner!  I got a report less that a week after completing this quilt that the new owner was very please.

She’s also very weary of being in the hospital.  She is recovering and will hopefully, be home soon!  

Apparently, she had so many compliments, her daughter decided the quilt should go home.  She was afraid it was going to get stolen or torn.  I’m just pleased that she is pleased!


Photo by Victor Garcia on Unsplash

Please don’t forget to share!

Nearly all my quilts have a story in them.  I plan to share as many as I remember with you.  The ups the downs the…”whoops!  What was I thinking”…moments.  As I move along I hope to inspire and encourage your journey in quilts.

I love to hear stories.  

Please send me your stories about your quilts or whatever your making.  Where the idea started and how it moved from there.  And if you want me to, I’ll show them off for you.   

Most of all, let’s have fun!

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Much love,


Caroyn Albright,

Quilts ‘N’ Things Addict

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