Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Berry Starry Night - QAL


Finally seeing stars!   This week's assignment for the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long at Happy Quilting was to sew up the center star blocks.  After reading the tutorial, I was very anxious to begin piecing so I could start to see the quilt come together.  I am just so pleased with the way it is looking.

If you are following along with others, you might notice that I have decided to make my entire quilt very scrappy.  It is a bit of a nightmare to keep track of but I had so many great fabrics I wanted to include in the quilt.  I don't often make quilts for myself so I don't mind putting in the extra work.



I have also challenged myself on this quilt by using a number of directional prints.  Last week's assignment was to make some flying geese but after some test blocks, I decided to break them up into HSTs so I could create the pattern I wanted with the direction of the prints.  Yes...that meant I spent another week marking, sewing, cutting, trimming more tiny HSTs.  (sigh!)  
But I think in the end, it will be worth it.



 In case you haven't seen Melissa's sample, here it is.  I have definitely gone to the darker side!

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On another note, I did mention in a previous post that I was going to sponsor a giveaway when I reached 100 followers on Bloglovin' and Facebook.  Well guess what...look for the giveaway to start this Sunday!  

And as a wonderful coincidence, Julie at 627Handworks is hosting 6 weeks of giveaways, so the timing is perfect to join in on the fun!  Not only will I be having a giveaway, there will be others linking up with giveaways of their own.  It will be one big party!  Be sure and put it on your calendar so you don't miss a chance at any of the goodies!


Linking up with Show and Tell Tuesday at I have to Say, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

16 comments:

Barb said...

Purdy! My favorite colors. If you need to find it a good home, I'll send you my address....

Tanyia said...

I have my nine about halfway done, I also am loving how they look as they come together! Yours are great and I love your colors!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Your stars are coming along! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Susan Owenby said...

Oh I love the colors!! It's fantastic. :)

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Looks fantastic! Love the scrappiness and kudos for doing directional! I'm so excited to see everyone's come together. Also, congrats on the 100+ followers!!

Melissa Corry said...

Oh my, I love, love, love the scrappy backgrounds. And you are just amazing to keep all of that directional prints going the same way. This is just stunning!!! You points are all so perfectly precise. I can't wait to see this all finished.

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

Super duper color combination! I need to make something using a smaller color palette like that. It's looking fabulous.

Green said...

Beautiful colors and fabric choices. Wow! That is/was a lot of work. Nice job!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Fabulous quilt and the fabric colours are marvelous. Stopping by from Freshly Pieced. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

thebutterflyquilter said...

Love them! You are plugging along each week. Wish I had your energy!

Kathy said...

Your quilt will be "berry" beautiful :)

Char said...

They're coming along nicely. I love the fabrics you've chosen.

thequiltedcat said...

I love your color combo - really pretty!

Jessica said...

I bet you did have a time of it to keep track of where all the colors were going, but I like how they all blend together so well while still maintaining their own personality.

quilt455 said...

Beautiful colors and fabric choices. Wow!

Connie said...

I really like the colors in this and great blocks! Thanks for sharing.
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