Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spinning Stars Quilt

You may remember my Spinning Stars quilt. I posted a sneak peek a few weeks ago. One of my commenters hoped that I'd post a lot of pictures of the finished quilt. That was easy - a got some nice shots on this beautiful day!


The fabrics are primarily Field Study, with some Chicopee and a few prints from Anna Maria's earlier lines.


I love how the pattern forms 2 designs when the blocks are put together. This octagon shape...


And a 4-pointed star...


I struggled choosing a binding for this one. I tried all of these and the Chicopee in a purply-plum color won out. And I had just enough - about 1/8 inch leftover!


 The backing is one of my favorite prints from Field Study.


I hand-quilted with shades of blue, orange and gray just in the cream areas. The rest is machine-quilted with echoing lines in Gray Aurifil.


I think it makes a pretty Fall quilt! Don't you? . . . Cindy


22 comments:

  1. Lovely, and that backing fabric is one of my favorites too!

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  2. You are my quilting Idol--this is gorgeous!!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. Your hand stitching is so neat, and adds lovely texture to the rings.

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  4. Gorgeous!!! I love this one Cindy!

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  5. Like everyone else has said, this is gorgeous. I'm sure this will inspire many beautiful duplicates.

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  6. So beautiful! the shapes are striking and the colors are gorgeous.

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  7. So gorgeous! This is definitely one of my favorite versions of this pattern and the quilting is beautiful!

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  8. This is beautiful, Cindy! I love how the 4-point stars seem three-dimensional--did you plan that? Hope you bring it to share at the next meeting!

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  9. Another stunner! I'm so very impressed with the hand quilting.

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  10. Very pretty. Love the hand quilting too.

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  11. Ooooh, love the hand quilting - the colours that you choose look amazing.

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  12. This is so pretty! And that hand quilting....perfect!

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  13. Spinning stars in a whole new light! I love it...

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  14. Wow ,Cindy you did a great job as always. Love the combo of machine and hand quilting !j
    Jean

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  15. oh, it is so beautiful! Your hand quilting is wonderful, too! How big is the finished quilt?

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    1. The blocks are 18". The quilt is 54" x 54".

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  16. This quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors, the design and the stitching.... and the fabric on the back is perfect. Love!

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  17. Love the combination of colours and prints in this. It looks fabulous.

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  18. I'm late, but I'm so thrilled to see all this eye candy! Its so pretty, Cindy. I totally agree with your backing choice! There are not words. Its just stunning.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!