Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ta Da! Finished Star Surround QAL

Who needs sleep!  Not only did I squeeze in my own Star Surround quilt into my longarm customer rotation but I decided to stitch the heck out of it!  So once it was on my frame, it was a bit of a quilting marathon to get it finished so I could get back to those paying customers.



I really love how it turned out.  Melissa at Happy Quilting designed a beautiful pattern and I was really pleased with the fabrics and colors I chose for the top. This was my first Quilt A-Long and I will definitely be doing more in the future.  (Thanks Melissa!)



For the quilting, I did a combination of straight lines and curves.

In the ash gray negative space I quilted really tight curls.  This gave dimension to some of the areas where I did minimal quilting.









On the back, I simply put a single gray and black fabric I already had in my stash.  As I had enough yardage, there was no need to spend the time doing any extra piecing.

(Just one quick long seam....Yes!!)




This much quilting is not something I usually do on my own quilts but I so love this quilt I am thinking of hanging it on the wall in my bedroom.  I truly love everything about it.  
I think the center star is my favorite.



To see all the other lovely quilt tops from this same gorgeous pattern, you can go here or catch Melissa's post on September 16th where she will be including all the finished quilts in a big quilt parade!  I know I am looking forward to seeing them.


This week I will be sharing this finish with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?! at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

33 comments:

Jess @ One English Teacher said...

This quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish! It's definitely one worthy of hanging on the wall to enjoy for a long time to come.

Angela Bullard said...

All around gorgeous! I can't wait for the parade either :)

Lauren Deel said...

I LOVE this! Great job!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's lovely!

Susan Owenby said...

Beautiful! I knew this one would be fabulous and it is! Congrats!

wipgirl said...

It's a good thing I don't know where you live else I might break in in the middle of the night to steal it :D Love the colours, and the quilting looks magnificent!

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

It's amazing! I'm so glad you took the extra time to make it perfect!

Tami C said...

Melissa did a great job designing this pattern and you picked out so wonderful fabrics and colors for it! You have a really beautiful quilt now!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Love you Star Surround fabric and quilting is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Great finish! Love the quilting designs too!

Lorna McMahon said...

Pretty in purple! Great job!
Hope you don't mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts

Jessica said...

This is completely gorgeous! I love the colors you chose!

Melissa Corry said...

It is absolutely stunning!! What a beautiful finish. I love the quilting you did, those little tight curls are so fun!! And I am so glad you had such a great experience for your first quilt-a-long!! That is what it is all about :) Enjoy your beautiful quilt, you should be so proud!!

akainik said...

Sooo beautiful! I love it!!

marcella said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabrics you picked and the way you combined them on the stars.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh Cynthia, it's fabulous! I love those colours -- I have to try a purple and grey palette -- just love it! And you quilting is amazing! Way to go -- that marathon was totally worth it!

Pat Merkle said...

Love it! Love the colors, design and the wonderful quilting.

Barb said...

Makes me smile! You should hang it on the wall so you can see it every day. :)

Pinspot said...

Very very Pretty! I like your fabric choices!

wombatquilts.com said...

Beautiful work. I absolutely love the colours you have chosen.

Janet M. said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...great use of the color purple.

Allison said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I'd hang it on my wall as well...then just stand there looking at it all day.

Esther F. said...

Amazing! Your quilt is wonderful. I love the colours and the fabrics you have chosen!
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Kelly Young said...

I really love this quilt, Cynthia! It's just gorgeous! All of the purples are fantastic!

I'm so glad you linked up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Julianne said...

I really love the colors you chose...very nice!

Wendi said...

Beautiful quilt and I love your quilting job!

Ella said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colors!

Renee said...

It turned out so pretty! I love the quilting, it adds such nice texture.

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

My fav piece to make is HST...SO many many things/ways to use the piece. My fav block pattern is a star. Your quilt here inspires me to make a star quilt similar with different colors going from light to dark or visaversa....and use up my scraps. THanks for the inspiration! followed you from Archival Tuesday linky!

Marly said...

Very elegant! I love the colour scheme, and the quilting is wonderful - all those tiny spirals.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Oh I love this one!! Thank you for resharing at Tuesday Archives as it is truly inspiring!!!

Lara B. said...

Ahhhh Cyndy - I'm totally in love with your version of Star Surround! You made amazing fabric choices!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm inspired to make a purple toned quilt now!