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Mar 22, 2013

Finally - the Star Quilt Top

Mar 22, 2013
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red navy aqua quilt top partial

Here she is... the red, navy and aqua quilt top.  (I'm gonna have to think of a really good name for her?)  My paper-pieced pride.

Finished her up this week by adding 40 alternating HSTs to her sides and a whole lot of the red, light blue, and dark blue 30s print called Granny's Treasure from P&B.  An interesting mix of fabrics if you ask me.  Maybe that's why I like it so much.

red navy aqua 5th block

This was the last block I had to paper piece to complete my set of five.  I modified the Nevada block in this book to suit the style of the quilt.  The photo in the book looks very spikey, but I wanted the spike in the star to blend more.  I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

red navy teal quilt top

Now, just to get this little lady basted up for some quilting.  How do you think I should quilt this?  I thought I could follow the zig zags in the negative space - but I'm not really settled on it.  Any suggestions?

P.S.  The local shop where I bought this print is having a crazy 30% off sale.  I got it for $5.88/yd.  They are a more traditional shop, but they have a bunch of Bonnie & Camille (Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern (and in Flannels too), American Jane/Punctuation, Basic Grey, Kate Spain, etc selling for some crazy prices. Pin It

13 comments:

  1. I realy like the idea of zig zags in the negative space! This turned out really lovely, AM, I love it! I even love it so much that I tried to pin it, but it wouldn't let me :(

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  2. Gorgeous!! That really turned out to be a stunning quilt top!

    If it were me, I'd quilt it following one of the diagonals, not the full zig-zag, so that all the quilting lines point towards the stars. (plus, so much easier!)

    It will be beautiful no matter what you do, though!

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  3. Really beautiful. Love the colors and patterns of the stars. I am no help with the quilting. I am pondering how I will quilt my own star quilt top when i am done with it. Can't wait to see how you finish the quilt.

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  4. What a beautiful quilt. I've been wanting to make a quilt of valor and think this would be a great pattern to use as I love PP. As for the quilting, I have no idea. That always stumps me too! Maybe some straight one quilting would work.

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  5. This turned out so cool. I really love it! I am no help when it comes to quilting stuff . . . that part always paralyzes me. I do think the negative space idea sounds pretty cool though.

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  6. I love the layout of blocks you've picked! And the blocks - beautiful quilt!

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  7. beautiful! I love the negative space, really show off the blocks and I think zig zags sounds like a great quilting plan!
    - I might have asked before but please could you turn off your word verification, it makes commenting difficult!

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  8. I love the idea of the zig-zag quilting in the negative space! This turned out super cute, I can't wait to see how it finishes up :)

    Hilary

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  9. I just love this quilt! I love the mix of traditional looking piecing with the negative space. It is just gorgeous. Plus I love red white and blue! You can never go wrong with that color combo!

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  10. Love it! Very cool idea to do the zig zags down the sides of the blocks!

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  11. Completely fabulous - the white flying geese/zig zags really call out for zig zag quilting, I think!

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  12. Nicely done! (I have a thing for stars and I'm making a rainbow stars quilt next myself.) I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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