Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Yes, it is that time of year again. I have made appallingly few quilts this year. 3 to be exact, and one was less than 2' x 2'! I really must finish more quilts. But that's the problem with having so many hobbies, isn't it? There's never enough time for all of them!

Anyway, this time around I'm entering the Wedding Quilt.

star in star scrappy quilt

This is a quilt I made for my very good friend AND future sister in law's wedding. She's a very special lady, so needed a very special quilt!

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This pattern was self-drafted. I specifically made it so that the largest points of the stars could be cut from fat quarters. Of course, only the dotty fabric in the outer points was actually a fat quarter, but I had originally planned on using more, promise!

star in star scrappy quilt

I know, the pictures aren't fabulous. These were taken the morning of the wedding. I was scrambling, okay?

It measures at about 85"x 85". I used various scraps for the most part and the background is Kona Sky. I quilted it on my home machine in an all over stipple pattern. Mostly because I was pressed for time. I really wanted to try something fun and different in the quilting for this, but such is life.

This quilt could fit into a few categories... it's big enough to be considered a "large" quilt, it's made of scraps other than the background, and it's a self-drafted pattern (though I am wary of calling it "original"!). But Scrappy is where I'm happiest, so that is the category it will be entered in :)

If you'd like to read a little more about this quilt and see some progress shots, see here. If you'd like to see the awesome bridesmaid dresses I made for the same wedding and hear more about the event, see here.

Thanks for taking a look! Blogger's Quilt Festival is always so much fun! I hope you'll take a look at all the other beautiful entries!

7 comments:

  1. Anna, you know I love this, but can I just say again, I really really love this? :)

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  2. I love these large star quilts and yours is really spectacular! Love it!

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  3. It is gorgeous. I love how you have the stars within the stars.

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  4. I've been wanting to make a big star quilt and I love your version :)

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  5. What a gorgeous, happy quilt! I adore scaled-up big block quilts. What a sweet wedding gift.

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  6. I love this! The colors are so beautiful and happy. They make me think of a tropical beach somewhere. Truly, an amazing gift!

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