Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival ...

Always delighted when Amy gives us an extra chance to showcase our favorites! (and if anyone can help me figure out how to get her button into my post ... that would be awesome) .


As much as I wanted to share my new Scattered Block quilt which is fresh out of the dryer ... my camera is in Toronto with my husband as he meets his new grand daughter ... and it won't be back before the deadline ... so here, is my 2nd favorite quilt this year, which I recently finished (sorry for the duplicate post for my regular readers ;-).
My version of a wonky star quilt
It's for a good friend who played a role in my getting my latest job ... and it's a small way to say thanks!


A WIP capture

It took several months to pull all the stars together ... and my learning on this one was that if I walked away from it and worked on other things, I got more creative when I came back.  I found that each time I made stars, I tended to make similar ones, by letting a week or two go by between working on it, I ended up with more diversity in my blocks, which I believe is what makes the quilt work.

My favorite block
The quilt by the numbers:
  • 30, 12.25" blocks (5 wide by 6 tall)
  • 6 empty blocks (negative space)
  • Stars ... several different sizes -- small medium and large.
  • Kona Ash is the core background color
  • Multiple print blocks
  • Really tight meandering quilting with a light gray thread
  • Pieced binding
Block detail

Binding
Back of quilt
Overall, I was thrilled with how the quilt came out and I hope that Nichole and her family get LOTS of quality use from it over the coming years!

Thanks for visiting!
Lisa

18 comments:

  1. I love the quilt Lisa. And I like your method of taking a break in between stars. My favorite is the negative star. Beautiful!

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  2. Another great quilt Lisa - and I love the negative star, it gives me an idea on how to use the mini Kath Kitson charm pack that I recently received

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  3. Great quilt Lisa! I love stars!!

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  4. Your quilt is super pretty!
    To add the button into your post copy the link then go to the tab "Edit HTML" and past it at the top when you go back to "Compose" it should be there.
    Hope that helps :D

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  5. I never get tired of seeing this beautiful quilt! So pretty and the colors are soothing and calm. Stars always make me happy :)

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  6. Love the feeling of action I get from this quilt. Love the colors too!

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  7. I just love this quilt - so creative and lively!! You did a great job on it!! (As always.... ;-)

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  8. Wow, I love this quilt. The colors are beautiful and I love the design. If this is your 2nd favorite, I can only imagine what your favorite looks like!

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  9. Great quilt! The colors are really great together!

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous!!!! I just love it!!!

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  11. i'm glad to know i wasn't the only one who had issues with the button!! took me about 45 min to figure out i just had to drag and drop it into my blog post :o) your quilt is so beautiful and inspiring. i love the scrappiness and yet how it all comes together.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the colors!

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  13. Love the quilt. I tried stars earlier this year ans loved them, but i didn't have nearly the creativity that you display. I also love the colors, many of which have appeared in my recent quilts.

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  14. Great quilt Lisa. I couldn't work out how to get the button either and gave up in the end!

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  15. What a beautiful set of stars! Great colors.

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  16. Love this quilt. I have wonky star blocks--inspires me to pull them out and finish the quilt!

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