Friday, April 4, 2014

Star Light Star Bright Finished!

It is hard to believe that it was the beginning of February, when Melissa of Happy Quilting revealed her next Quilt-A-Long - Star Light Star Bright.  I had joined in on her Star Surround QAL and that quilt turned out to be my favorite quilt of 2013.  So I was very excited to join in on the fun again.




I didn't have any time to shop so I decided to use this pile of fabrics that had been hanging around for a bit with no real project in mind for it.  The fabrics are called Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky.





 I was intrigued by how this circle print would work in the quilt.  I always like a challenge!

I decided to go with only 4 blocks but make them big at 28" each.  This would make a finished quilt about 62" square.







As I looked at the pictures Melissa shared, I was really drawn to the sashing/corner stones and the patterns they made.  So I decided to make them out of a seperate background color to accentuate them a bit.















Well, here is my finished quilt!  I have to say I really like how it turned out!











Each block only uses 4 prints but the circle print really makes it look like more.  Both of the background fabrics are an older woven fabric line that Moda used to make.  They have a wonderful texture to them. 
 








Here are some pictures of the quilting while it was loaded on my longarm.  To squeeze it in between customer quilts, I had to work quite a few long days at my machine.









To trick the eye, I always like to come up with quilting designs that create blocks that really aren't there.  I loved the block that formed where the true blocks came together.












It was another very successful Quilt-A-Long.  It did take a few late nights but I was able to keep up with each weeks assignments.









 Thanks Melissa for hosting another great Quilt-Along.  If you haven't already seen the parade of quilts Melissa put together, you can pop over to her blog and check out all the rest of the finished quilts!


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Linking up with Pretty Bobbins, TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Sew Can She and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

And as this is another item on my Bloom project list, I will also be linking up with Joanie's Trendy Quilts.

Joanie’s Trendy Quilts


17 comments:

Alycia said...

It turned out great! You do a good job of keeping up wiht quilting your quilts! I am impressed ;-)

Jessica said...

Congrats on your finishes! I love the colors in your quilts and your quilting work is amazing. I see how you would like the interesting effect of creating blocks that aren't there. Very cool. :)

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

It's fantastic! I LOVE it. Nice quilting too - you're a rock star all the way around. :)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

The quilting is just fabulous! You have a great eye for design - love those swirls! Congrats on a beautiful quilt and finish!

Izzy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabrics and the quilting is just stunning. Great looking finish. :-)

Lorna McMahon said...

Your fabric choices for this - perfect! Love those bold colours. Your quilting adds such fun dimension. I love it!

Sherry Lynne Ellis said...

Loved your quilt. Have you done a tutorial for it? Your colors were excellent. And hence a STAR was born!

Michele said...

Really, really fabulous. I just love it. Congrats.

Jenny Bonynge said...

Cool!!!

thequiltedcat said...

Congrats on your finish! Your quilting is just beautiful. I have my top finished but it is still sitting in my quilting to-do stack.

Kathy said...

Love the quilting on this!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I really like the contrast in your quilting.

Barbe said...

like how yours turned out, the big blocks are fun to quilt, mine are 24" and i thought that was large. glad Melissa does these qal or else i'd never have a finish. lol

Beth said...

Yours turned out great. Love the big block sizes and the quilting looks great!

One English Teacher said...

The quilting on this is fabulous! I love how the center square is quilted.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Wow, your quilt turned out amazing! Your quilting itself really just enhances the overall design! You did a lovely job!

Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
-Lindsey
Fabric Frenzy Friday

dq said...

Lovely finish!

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