Thursday, January 10, 2013

A finish! And a sunny day...



Quilt stats

Name:  Another Star
Design:  Block pattern from Fresh Lemons and the quilt layout is mine
Size:  69" by 69"
Fabric:  Kaffe Fasset, Martha Negley, Kona Cerise and some fabrics from the stash
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white


Another Star is a wrap!  I finished hand stitching the binding on the weekend but the rain has been coming down in droves... until today!  I was able to get a photo when I came home before the sun went down too far. You can see we had a wee skiff of snow today.

So this quilt has been in the works for several months but kept getting put aside while I worked on other things.  I won a bundle of Kaffe Fasset bits and pieces along with some Martha Negley prints at the guild "sew in" in September.  I used those along with some others from my stash.  I love the way the stars work together to create another pattern in the negative space.  I used the another star block pattern from Faith at Fresh Lemons and then placed the blocks on point and added in the setting triangles to finish it off.

I quilted the blocks on the straight lines but felt I needed to do something else.  I quilted each corner with lots of straight lines and in the centre of each star, I did a funky squared off stipple.

The back is kind of wild and crazy.  I got the crazy floral at the guild de-stash.  I cannot remember what it is.  Giant flowers.  Then I added some solids.  It is funny that the sun was just on the floral print when I took the picture.




So there it is.  My first finish of the new year.  Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday!

24 comments:

  1. Cathy, it's beautiful. And even more beautiful with the sunshine and the snow!

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  2. Gorgeous! You have done a wonderful job on that quilt.

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  3. Good job! A finish already ; )

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  4. Oh wow Cathy! It's beautiful. Great job on a first finish this year!

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  5. I love,love,love this! It just makes me smile........job well done!

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  6. Wow, Cathy! That quilt is stunning! I just loves those colors! I love the setting as well! Great job!

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  7. Great photograph capturing the sun shining through! Fabulous quilt.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. I just love these stars that seem to glow.

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  9. Adorable...love this bright cheerful quilt!

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  10. I love the brights with the white - great job!

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  11. This is so pretty! I have made a our of those stars and it too forever! I hope to work up to your skill!

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  12. Beautiful quilt! The block layout is great...really nice effect! Love the snowy pics!

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  13. Beautiful quilt and the backing is AMAZING!!!!!!!

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  14. I love how bright it is and also like the secondary pattern created by the way you laid the stars out.

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  15. Wow! This is great. LOVE this block on point.

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