Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Star

I have a finished quilt! It's small - 43" x 43" - but packs a big punch!

I found this block about a year ago when I was looking through some of my older quilt books. I thought how cool would it be to make the star big - like for the whole quilt. Then I saw this one by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts and wow. It went on my to-do list!

I wanted clear, colorful, and modern fabric to make my star. Vanessa's Simply Style turned out to be just what I had in mind! I added a few stash fabrics to round out the colors with additional prints and voila. Couldn't be happier with it!



The half-square triangles finish at 2 1/2", which makes the star 40". I added a 1 1/2" border to separate it from the binding.



The quilting is simple - lots of straight lines. After quilting the lines, I decided to add a little texture to the center white triangles by doing a little free motion back and forth in every other space. I'm thrilled with the dimension it added!


Now to find a nice place to hang this one!!

15 comments:

  1. Another fabulous quilt - love this colour packed scrappy star

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  2. Yes, it does pack a punch! Gorgeous!

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  3. Really love the quilting! I like it when the quilting makes a reference to the design.

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  4. Very pretty! Love the quilting, nice texture. Can't wait to see it for real at STLMQG

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  5. Oh, that is amazing and gorgeous! Love the quilting! I don't know if you saw, but I just finished a quilt top from bee blocks in this same design, and I've been trying to decide how to quilt it. I may have to do a modified version of what you did! : )

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  6. So pretty, Cindy. If you can't find a spot in your home to hang this beauty, I've got wall at my house aching to be dressed!

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  7. It's beautiful Cindy -- I LOVE the way you quilted it!

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  8. Stunning, Absolutely stunning! And done to perfection!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  9. Love this quilt!! everything about it is perfect!!

    Please turn off your word security!

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  10. Make sure your wall spot is "front and center" to highlight this great quilt!

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  11. I love this quilt so much! Your quilting is spectacular.
    Amanda

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