I’m kind of lazy…or maybe we can call it easily bored or even just busy but I’d had in the back of my mind that I would custom quilt my Carpenter Star. I kept putting it off and choosing other UFO’s to finish but today I decided it was time to get it done. Pieced in February 2011, it’s finally quilted. There are instructions on the website for this easy quilt.

Quilted with the pantograph Halcyon. Yep, the same pantograph I used on the Charmed Squares because a) I knew it would look good on this quilt and b) it was already on the machine.


That’s the 4th one quilted … It’s very, very unusual for me to quilt 4 of mine in a row but I mentioned that I try to finish 12 UFO’s a year. Most of the time I aim for one a month but with all the recent and upcoming travel I needed to do one for July, Aug, Sept, and Oct. Now these 4 just need to be bound by the end of October and I’ll be caught up.

12 thoughts on “Lazy?!

  1. SaraF

    You have been really busy since getting home. The quilting is beautiful as always. I think this panto would look good on almost any quilt.

  2. Nancy Brodeur

    I really want to make the Carpenter’s Star. It has been on my wish list for 4 or 5 years now. I even have the fabric! Hope it doesn’t take me 4 more years to get to it. LOL
    NancyB in AZ

  3. Nancy Brodeur

    Whoops…..forgot to say that yours is beautiful! The quilting does look perfect for the star.

  4. Cyndi Holguin

    I love your quilting always and this pattern for the top is lovely. I still have that one on my list. For someday who knows when. 🙂

  5. Ann J

    Looks great and lovely to see it quilted ! Still the favourite out of my finished quilts – thanks for sharing the pattern !

  6. QuiltSue

    I love this quilt and I think the quilting is just right for it. Custom quilting might have meant the actual quilt design got a bit lost.

  7. Susan

    Good for you for getting it done! I was on a one UFO a month schedule and then summer started…I need to get back at it!

  8. Moneik

    This is one of my favorite patterns, yet I have only made it in a 12″ block. I think your is beautiful and sometimes done is better than custom, depending on the quilt. Great job on finishing so many UFO’s. I’m doing a UFO challenge this year as well and it has really helped me stay focused on finishing projects.

  9. Angie

    It looks great! I have a Carpenters Star waiting to be quilted…..hmmm—maybe I will pantograph quilt it after I see how pretty yours turned out. I don’t think pantograph quilting is lazy at all. My goal is to get the tops quilted. Period. Not so much about the method.

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