Sunday, January 29, 2012

stars in your eyes, all finished

Yay!!! My Stars in your Eyes - a cross between traditional and modern - quilt is finished!!!

I used a pattern by Sarah Fielke from her new book Quilting... from little things. It's such a fantastic book full of beautiful quilts.

It was not an easy quilt to make since all the inset seams can be a little tricky, but it was the first quilt where I did not self-impose some crazy deadline on myself and then rushed through the process. That's probably why I enjoyed it so much. I actually did not really want to finish it. It was like reading a good book. You want to see how the book ends, yet you feel a little sad when it's over.

These are the two of my very favorite stars. I used a lot of different fabrics from my stash, so I'm not even going to attempt to mane them all here. You can see all the stars in more detail here and here. The only fabric I bought specifically for this quilt was the one I used for the border (it's by Amy Butler from her Love collection).

I used a Shabby Chic sheet I bought at Target a while ago for the backing. I've loved that sheet for such a long time, it was so tempting to put it on our bed, but I simply could not imagine what the expression on my husband's face would be if our bed was covered in pink flowers?!?!

I decided to quilt around the outline of the stars as well as the inset diamonds. I did not want to quilt inside the stars themselves, I felt like I would lose some of their charm so I used a white six strand embroidery floss and  tied it inside each star.

I had a very hard time deciding on the binding. I usually go with darker colored binding, but it did not work well this time. I pulled out almost half of my stash and finally decided to go with this white and green small polka dot fabric, and since the whole quilt is so scrappy, I added some white and purple polka dot to the mix.

Here it is, nicely folded, after it came out of the drier.
 

I love nicely folded quilts, but what I love even more is those quilts in action. Because, that's really what we make them for, right? I'm glad to say that my Stars in your Eyes is getting plenty of action already.


Have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Svetlana

 

31 comments:

  1. It's fabulous and the quilting is perfect!! I love seeing my kids use the quilts that I've made. Love the quilt burrito picture!!! :)

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  2. It's wonderful. The quilting is just enough, I really like it. And the ties in the center of each flower is a nice touch as well. Those last two pics are really sweet!

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  3. Gorgeous quilt! And I loved the tie in the middle. Very quaint and sweet :)

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  4. It's absolutely beautiful, glad you were able to take your time on it :o)

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  5. I love how you combined the fabric choices for the stars. Beautiful quilt. I am going to check out the book it came from.

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  6. it is so beautiful svetlana! your little one wrapped up like a burrito in it is so adorable too! ;) xoxo

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  7. So pretty. Isn't that a fabulous book.

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  8. I love your colour combinations in that quilt - I have that book too, I'll have to go back and look at that pattern now!

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  9. I like how the stars turned out. The border is a matter of taste. I'm tempted to buy the book to make stars myself.

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  10. It turned out so pretty! I love the binding!!!

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  11. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic! I love the stars, fabrics, colours and flowers!

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. I have been tempted to try making this one, too. Love Sarah's book.

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  13. love your choice for the binding!

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  14. Beautiful! I love the block and the colors you chose.

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  15. Wow! I can't believe you finished this so quickly! Its beautiful!

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  16. This is such a beautiful quilt. I love the mix of traditional and modern, and the colors are so beautiful!!

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  17. Love Love love! It is gorgeous. I am working on something similar that is from selfsewn life. She calls it a rose star.

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  18. Everything about this quilt is beautiful: the design, the fabrics, the colors selection and the quilting. Congratulation!

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  19. This is really beautiful. All those set-in seems were a lot of work, and all your points look perfect! Thanks for linking up to Slash the Stash!

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  20. Visiting through Crazy Mom Quilts...love your star quilt. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. I love your quilt, it has a vintage look about it!

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  22. it's so so sweet! you did a fantastic job...in the construction, the fabric selection and the colors of the binding. wonderful all around!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  23. Yay it looks wonderful, well done! :)

    Sarah F. xx

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