Sunday, September 1, 2013

Star Surround Quilt Top - QAL




So many thanks to Melissa at Happy Quilting for hosting this Quilt A-Long and designing this gorgeous pattern.  I have finished my quilt top and I have to say, I truly adore this quilt!


The colors and fabrics in this top are so darn yummy!  Many, I have collected over quite a few years and I think this was the perfect quilt to use them on. 

And the Kona Ash in the background really frames everything so nicely.







Because I had so many fabrics I wanted to use, I decided to make my top a bit more scrappier than the pattern called for.











I love these big bold blocks and how they let the fabrics shine.


I have even carved out a big block of time so I can get it on my longarm and get it quilted.  (yep...sorry quilting customers.)

I have been hoarding a great gray and black Moroccan tile looking fabric that I plan on using for the back.



my....it is even pretty in the shade....




 ...and another little pic of it folded up on the gate.

Okay...I'm through.  But I really can't get enough of this quilt.  Thanks again Melissa!

You can check out all the other finished tops here.



Sharing this lovely top with Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread, Show and Tell Tuesday at I have to Say and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  And as it is the first day of the month, I will also be linking to Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts.

27 comments:

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Oh, I love this! The purples and greys are stunning together and I love that you did the inside background a different color. Can't wait to see how you quilt it and finish it up! Great job!

Jana said...

Gorgeous quilt top. Love purple and gray together.

Erica said...

Beautiful quilt! I have asked for this colour scheme from my Do Good Stitches group this month and seeing your quilt has me so excited as to how beautiful these colours are together. Your quilt is just gorgeous and I will definitely be back to see what it looks like after it's finished!

Kelly Young said...

ooh! very pretty quilt top. love the purples!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous quilt top :). Love your colour choices especially purple :). Can not wait to see yours quilted :).

Jenn at Mellycoddle :).

Julianne said...

Beautiful! I'm a new follower!

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, your Star Surround is fabulous! Love the colors!

Susan Owenby said...

It's beautiful! Nice work. :)

wipgirl said...

This is so lovely! I love the colours and the scrappiness of it all.

Jess @ One English Teacher said...

Your colors are so beautiful! And, I'm putting Kona Ash on my list of fabrics to track down. I'm getting ready to make a quilt with quite a bit of purple in it, but I didn't want straight up white because I thought it would look too stark. You may have inspired me to find the perfect solution!

lory said...

bellissimo,grazie per essere passata a trovarmi.ciao lory

teachpany said...

It's wonderful! I won a collection of Christmas FQs, and I'm looking for a great quilt for them. I'll have to check out this pattern.

Alex Palmer said...

Oh I love this! I love the colours together they are just so beautiful!

thebutterflyquilter said...

Love everything about this!! My favorite!!

Barb said...

Yes, it is yummy! Glad you're keeping it for yourself. You deserve it!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Gorgeous! Love your colour choices!

Maartje Quilt said...

Gorgeous quilt with great colors! Congrats

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropping by from Better Off Thread - Kona Ash is my favourite background colour - it works with anything/everything. I love the berry colours you've used too :)

Kathy said...

So pretty! This morning I woke up to fall-like temps here in western New York, and looking at this quilt I'm reminded of grape season here, and grape juice.....and of course wine!! Yes, it's only 10 a.m. and I'm thinking about wine :)

Melissa Corry said...

Absolutely stunning!! It really is a jaw dropper!! Just lovely. Your points are all so perfect and I love your scrappy backgrounds. So fun!! Great job and I can't wait to see how you quilt it!!

Renee said...

These are beautiful! Love the colors and fabrics you used!

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Found you via Sew Cute Tuesday
Hilary
http://www.youngtexanmama.com

Conni said...

Wow, that is beautiful, love all of the purples!! Love the name of your blog by the way, I have to agree with you!!

Jane said...

It's beautiful! And the extra scrappiness worked out great!

The Sassy Quilter said...

I feel the same way about this one! Just love the pattern. I just want to make it in every color I see someone else do because they all look so nice, but I have to say this purple is one of my faves!!!

Pamela said...

That is a lovely quilt! So pretty!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

I almost missed the debut on this gorgeous quilt! I just love it!