Moving on Marseilles

After sweet talking Mom into cutting a bunch of plain white squares for me, I was finally ready to move on the Marseilles Stars top. You may recall I’d planned on putting the blocks on point. For some reason, I always have a little trepidation when it comes time to sew an on-point top together. But this one went together like the breeze!


Because of the on-point layout, and the fact that I only had 14 stars (there weren’t enough quantity of the right colours in the charm packs to make a 15th), I had to get creative with the layout. It was Mom who suggested the four big  green blocks, and offered up some subtle plaid fabric from her stash.

Because the blocks went together so easy, I had enough energy to get fancy with the borders. I normally avoid pieced borders, or cornerstones, because they require planning and measurement, and I’m usually too lazy.


But I had four green squares leftover from the charm pack, so I figured why not give it a whirl! The berry coloured fabric was liberated from Mom’s stash. It was just perfect for the border, and I think the green cornerstones help tie in those large green blocks.

Now I know I just lamented finishing tops faster than I can quilt them… but this top isn’t going in my to-quilt pile. It’s going in Mom’s. She’s got all kinds of rulers and stencils she’s being dying to try out, and those big plain white blocks give her the perfect canvas.

I do have to find a back for it first…. time to go visit the clearance table at Lens!

7 thoughts on “Moving on Marseilles

  1. Araignee

    It looks great. It reminds me of a playing card for some reason. I can’t wait to see what Mom does to it. I am in awe of anyone who can manage more than a loop de loop. I seem to have plateaued there.


  2. Shirley

    What a beautiful quilt top! Love how you improvised and made it even better. How wonderful that your Mom is going to experiment with her rulers/techniques. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt. Good luck on the clearance bins though you seem to have good luck each time.


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