Christy Hoffmann is sharing her finished Stars in the Garden that she entitled “Alaska Bugs in My Garden”. She writes:
This quilt was finished and entered into the Clark County Quilters Show in 2011 in Vancouver WA. I did hand appliqué and hand seed beading around all of the flying bugs that I designed to replace the pieced stars. Val Pellens, the free motion quilter, quilted a poem I wrote around the border in large lettering: “Oh Alaska summer bugs, please come fly, flutter & buzz, in my midnight garden so bright, ablaze in rays of sunlight”. It won Second Place Judged and Third Place Viewers Choice for Large Applique. It also won First Place for Large Applique in the 2011 Sandy Historical Society Quilt Show. I was sad to see it finished, it was so much fun to work on!
I love it! The bugs in the center are a good touch. Well done!