Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Northern Lights

Have you ever seen the northern lights - the aurora borealis? I have seen them twice - not nearly enough! Once they were green and the other time red. I am fascinated by the lights and would love to see them in the far north.

I bought some material called Northern Lights in Alaska three years ago. I wasn't sure what I would do with it but I bought it twice at two different stores and didn't realize it until I was home! So it really did (and still does) intrigue me.

You can tell it has been folded...

A few weeks ago when we were in Alaska, Ray spotted a small quilt in a shop that reminded him of the northern lights. I agreed and bought the pattern which was a pattern for a Hunter Star. 
It was an interesting way to make the star pieces.
At my little retreat I pieced a small 15" quilt. I was trying to decide how to quilt it when Ray said "with stars". Of course! So I machine quilted the piece with stippling stars.
The whole quilt.
A close-up.
The back.

Wouldn't this pattern look great in a king-size bed quilt?!


  1. It would....when do you start????? Hehe! The Northern Lights hold such fascination for me, also. "Dancing Night Lights"...have seen them in all their glory here back in '74....Amazing!!

  2. Ha Ha - first I need to go back to Alaska and get enough fabric - want to come?! Isn't it amazing that we remember when we see the lights? They are so awesome! ~Jeanne

  3. LOVE this one. I agree, it would look wonderful in a larger size.... so did you buy enough fabric to make it? You have one smart hubby - the stars were perfect for the quilting.

  4. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. It would definitely make an absolutely beautiful bed-sized quilt.

    1. I think it would too - just need more fabric so I guess it's time to go back to Alaska!

  5. In Finland, I have seen Northern lights. Your quilt is very lovely, so pretty.

    1. Thank you! I would love to see the Lights when they are all different colors. They are truly an awesome sight! ~Jeanne



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