And here we are–almost completed with the Year of Making Frivols, with quilt #11, titled, Stars of Night, Lend their Light (quilt #213). It’s the largest Frivols yet, finishing at about 55″ square. And yes–it used up all the fabric. I supplemented it with white Grunge Dots from Moda.
Look at those Xs! And we’re done early this month!!
After pinning up the quilt, I knew I wanted to do star points in the stars, but what about the background? I decided to experiement, making a circle, then stitching around it three times, then echoing it and rolling off into another center circle. Headphones are for listening to a Bruno, Chief of Police book; this time it was The Resistance Man.
Realizing that all my quilt pictures are around my house, and in my garden, I took it over to the Universide of California-Riverside, where my husband-quilt holder works as a professor, jumped out the car and we quickly took several photos while I was in the Passenger Pick-up Zone. The motto for UCR (how we abbreviate it) is Fiat Lux, or Let There Be Light, so I springboarded off that idea to arrive at the title for this quilt.
I really really like the back, with those pointy stars floating among all those bubbly circles.
Because I wanted the setting sun to provide the light, it also meant that our streets were clogged with traffic, spilling off the freeways (welcome to Southern California). So in meandering home, I spotted this perfectly turquoise Chevrolet pick up: perfect place for a quilt photo. It’s fun to step out of the garden and get some different photos of quilts.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the quilt show of the penulitmate Frivols quilt!
23 thoughts on “Frivols Finish #11, the Penultimate!”
This is, I think, the best one yet! I love your quilting on it the most and then there’s the old Chevy pickup truck!!!! Excellent job and so glad to see you’re still spending time with Bruno 🙂
Beautiful! I think this is my favorite! (But then, I think that about them all when I first see them 😁)
Your quilting is marvelous! Love those circles!
Nice quilt and nice photos! Makes me think maybe I should do more with my photos…
I love it!
I do love the pick-up truck backdrop and the circles are fabulous!
Really nice Frivols tin #11, what a year of beautiful quilts and quilting.
Can’t wait for the finale!
This is another beauty. I really like how you did the quilting on this one. The photo on the truck is really fabulous. 11 down with only one to go…..what are we doing next year?
Gosh your quilting is just gorgeous. I love the urchin in the waves lol. The circle dot quilting looks like rain to me. Mmmmmm.
I love how this one came together, Elizabeth! That circle quilting made gorgeous texture. Only one more to go!
Only one more to go. #12. How do you feel? It’s been a very nice way to count down the year. And fun to look back at the others to compare. I agree, the bubbles make this one so fun! 🙂
I sure am enjoying the show. I recognize those buildings, I think. Your quilting is amazing. A great quilt.
This has turned out beautifully and I love the bubbly quilting 🙂
This is an especially nice one. I really like the circles quilting–did it involve a lot of starting and stopping?
YES! Those bubbly circles are the BOMB. They create a lovely texture between the stars.
The quilting lifts this to another level! Lovely finish!
Yeah for another one down!!! Love the texture those circles create too. I envy your free motion quilting mojo.
Your quilting is especially good on this one. I’ll have to try the circles, but I can’t imagine mine would be as round as yours. Good finish!
Your quilting is incredible.
So close to being done! Yay you! And I am totally going to steal that bubble quilting idea.
Wow, the quilting has a great 3D quilt quality and the variety of motifs adds tremendous texture. What an interesting journey these Frivols posts have been!
Love the quilting especially the circles.
My goodness! This is the best Frivols yet, Elizabeth! I absolutely adore how you quilted it. Those triple circles are wonderful, and give so much texture. Great photos too, particularly the one on the aqua truck. It looks like the truck was really clean! I think that a 55″ X 55″ quilt is good to actually use, so are you keeping it, or giving it away? It’s really a nice one, for sure.
Enjoy it? Yes I did! Wonderful quilting on this one!