Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I just finished this quilt in the nick of time. I knew when I heard about Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival that it was just the incentive I needed to finally get the binding put on. I just finished the binding an hour ago. Here's an earlier post with more details on the pattern and fabric.

Please excuse the craptastic lighting and photography. It's raining outside but I didn't want to wait to post.

Star-in-a-day
I bought most of the material and the pattern for this quilt last summer while in my hometown. I live pretty far away, so that means something to me. A while ago my mom had also pointed out that we don't have any quilts hanging up, odd for a house of someone who loves to quilt. I took that as a challenge and this quilt is the result. We're lucky enough to have some large vaulted areas in our house and this will soon hang on one of our high walls in the family room. (We've got some wall painting to finish up and then it will be put up.) I'll think of where I came from when I look at it, not to mention that the pattern is striking especially from a distance.

It's a pretty big quilt that is basically one block.

beautiful quilting by Deb Geissler
 The colors of the fabric are much more beautiful in person. I was having a hard time getting them to look as rich in the photos.

15 comments :

Leila said...

Such a striking quilt. I love the squares down the sides of the star. Beautiful work!

Pattilou said...

I think this quilt is very striking. The appeal to me is in the colors. The quilting is superb too. Yes, it will make a wonderful addition to your home.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very pretty!

noga quilts said...

Lovely work, and the colors are great.

Quiltbenaco said...

E' favolosa!
Ciao

Heidi said...

Beautiful. In the detail shot one can imagine how rich the colors are.
Did you do the quilting by yourself ?
And thanks for your comment :-)

Marg said...

It's beautiful, the star really pops against the darker colours. The quilting is lovely too.

Anne Ida said...

That is such a pretty quilt! I have a soft spot for stars, and the combination red/green - and here you have both ;o)

Michelle said...

Stunning, display of a star, will be great on your wall. Nice colors and quilting is great.

stitchinpenny said...

Lovely quilt. I love the the beautiful star.

mathea said...

This beautiful quilt will be a real focal point on your wall. And it is beautifully quilted too.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. There's a lot of work involved. Love the colours and the quilting. It will look lovely on a wall in your home.

Eileen said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love colors and fabrics. So nicely done and quilting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

QUILT ROUTES said...

I love the scale of this quilt.
It is lovely.
Deborah