A Star Quilt is Born

Yes, those are my actual feet on my actual welcome mat. I love this mat because it’s been outside my actual door to welcome folks for many years, Now it’s there to welcome virtual friends. That makes me smile.

Its AKA the day that I get to reveal the “Star” I’ve been working on for the WISH UPON A STAR blog hop. I’m thrilled to say hey to everyone who stops by.

First things first, here are the rules for the folks who are hopping along with me, (as copied from the blog hop host, Carol at  – Just Let Me Quilt.

The blog hop rules are simple:
Your project must have a star somewhere on it.
It can be a star block, a star applique, or star shaped purse..whatever.
It can be big or small. As long as it has a star, you’re in!Post your project on your assigned day.

Have a giveaway or don’t have a giveaway. It’s totally optional!

Visit everyone’s blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

With no further ado, here is the list of star struck bloggers posting today.

May 24

Kathy’s Quilts

It’s A T-Sweet Day!

Freckled Fox Quiltery

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Melva Loves Scraps


Quilting Nonnie

Den syende himmel

All Thingz Sewn


And here is the list for the rest of the Hop

May 25

Creatin’ in the Sticks

For the love of geese

Words & Stitches

Quarter Inch Crafter

Quilt Fabrication

Seacoast Quilter

Home Sewn By Us

Kathleen McMusingJust Let Me Quilt

Here is my Entry…  A Star is Born – I think I will call her Barbara.

Arrow and Barbara in the backyard next door

These  photos were taken in mid-April in my yard, my neighbour’s yard, and also in the yard at mom’s house. Thanks to all for letting me traipse around your space looking for a perfect picture taking spot.

This smallish quilt was birthed following a “Wonky Star” Instagram block exchange that I participated in way back in the dead of winter.  In January I constructed and mailed out 14 stars and in February I received all these beautiful wonky stars  from bloggers all over the world.  I know, Lucky Me.  They are all gawjus and every one of them got along perfectly  with the others.

Don’t you just love it when all the stars align so perfectly?  This is gonna be a fabulous day.  Enjoy!

P.S. On April 28, this beautiful little star quilt was donated to a silent auction held to benefit one of my niece’s coworkers who had a CVA or stroke. I’m glad that I had this little quilt available for this excellent cause.


  1. Susan says:

    Lovely quilt! Great use of scraps for those stars!


  2. zippyquilts says:

    Love your quilt! Wonky stars are my fave!


  3. dezertsuz says:

    A wonderful quilt, plenty of stars, and born to grow up and serve a worthy cause! Yay, Barbara!


  4. Lovely stars. a what a wonderful way to put this quilt onto another level of kindness.


  5. joymcd305716439 says:

    So pretty! And I am sure the recipient will just love it! Great to be able to give to others 🙂 xx


  6. Velda, this is lovely! Thanks for sharing.


  7. selina says:

    Barbara is just the perfect name for this award winning quilt. It is stellar.


  8. Anita says:

    A beautiful wonky star quilt!


  9. Love your wonky stars and the photography.


  10. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I love your wonky, improv stars. There are a lot of them, and they are all unique!


  11. annalutzbrown says:

    Omg so cute I am big fan of the wonky star.I learned about it for the frist time on bonnie hunters page and I am still in love with it.. happyness04431@yahoo.com


  12. Lori M says:

    Gorgeous Quilt..& Pictures!! 🙂 Special Blessings for donating for such a great cause!!


  13. Colette says:

    Great quilt is is so happy, and how cool that you donated it.


  14. Carla says:

    So bright and happy, your wonky stars are awesome. What a great donation quilt and someone is going to give it the love it deserves for sure.


  15. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Beautiful quilt photographed wonderfully!!!


  16. barbara says:

    love your quilt, I use stars in my grands quilt


  17. Lj Meyers says:

    I love stars and I love wonky – what an adorable quilt. How fun that it’s made out of swap blocks.


  18. mary says:

    That looks so nice. I love all of the stars on the neutral background.


  19. Sherry Bobak says:

    Such a pretty quilt! I love the way all the different size stars fit together. Glad you were able to use it for such a good cause.


  20. Lori Smanski says:

    wow this is lovely. I really like how the stars pop on the white. So cool that you had this done and you could donate it.


  21. tubakk says:

    What a lovely quilt. I love scrappy stars, as you can see on my blog today.


  22. Joan says:

    A welcome mat at the door and a bright and cheery start quilt awaiting…Who wouldn’t feel welcome in your home! What a fun post!


  23. Susan Shaw says:

    You are very generous to donate a beautiful star quilt to aid someone else. That’s what most quilters do, eh? Barbara is stunning. Bless you for sharing your quilt and inspiration with us and to help someone else in a time of need.


  24. Liz says:

    Velda, Barbra is beautiful! Your blog posts are always such fun


  25. Carol S. says:

    Well my goodness, Velda, you really rocked this star thing with your gorgeous quilt…love it! The photographs are amazing…I wish I had a neighborhood like that for photos. Wow! Thank you so much for playing along in the hop. You totally brightened my day!


  26. tonia conner says:

    Arrow is a beautiful horse. Sorry the off set blaze and winter coat really caught my attention. Back on course, your guilt is full of beautiful on point wonky stars, a great job and I’m sure it really helped the finances for your friend. A beautiful donation of the heart as well.


  27. Ariane says:

    Such a sweet quilt. Love it!


  28. Cindy Pieters says:

    Beautiful quilt and how nice that it was ready to go for a worthy cause.


  29. rl2b2017 says:

    Good Morning Velda,
    I just love, love, LOVE all the different fabrics you chose for this quilt. It’s really a fun star quilt and I’ll bet it fetched a really good price at the silent auction. Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne


  30. Selina Conn says:

    Beautiful Velda. Enjoy a sunny day ☺


  31. Elizabeth says:

    That’s a very pretty quilt!


  32. Marjorie says:

    This is very pretty, Velda…love the picture taking also.


  33. Dorian says:

    A pretty quilt, I enjoy all the colors.


  34. Lisa says:

    This is a beautiful quilt Velda and your photos are so lovely as well. I love how you set the stars in the patterned fabric and so wonderful that this great little quilt could add to the fundraiser. Velda I looked around your blog and think you are my kind of quilter but your blog lovin button doesn’t seem to work.

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  35. You did a terrific job of designing a setting for this fabulous star blocks!


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