Tuesday, 3 February 2015

star quilt progress


I've finished the piecing. November 2013-January 2015.

size 90 inches x 100 inches.
or 34  x 38 squares. = 1292 squares.
consisting of;
500 blue triangle squares
500 green triangle squares.
125 blue squares
125 green squares.
42 white squares.

I've pieced a back together from some large pieces of liberty I bought to make a sundress and a shirt and never did....... but I'm not happy with the arrangement, so I need to have another go at it, I think I'll cut the paler section on the left in half lengthways, and sew the other section to the right of the dark fabric. it might balance it. or not. I shouldn't obsess too much, it's the back after all.


I'm also dithering over ordering wadding. I usually use quilters dream blend, but this quilt is HUGE, and I think that will be too heavy, so I'm wondering about warm and natural.  It could be that in all reality that all I am doing is procrastinating about actually quilting the thing!

33 comments:

  1. It's absolutely beautiful. Stars in the snow...what an accomplishment.

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  2. Oh, wow. It's so beautiful, Tess.

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I hope you'll show us some closeups as you're quilting -- I just want to reach in there and look at the fabrics in every little star!!!

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  4. Ooooh, look at that. How glorious!

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  5. Wow, I love it! Beautiful fabric and what a lot of work!

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    1. thank you. I'm not even thinking about how long the next stage might take.......

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  6. Oh I do love star quilts and yours is beautiful....those stars look really twinkly!
    Helen xox

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  7. What a monumental achievement ! That is just beautiful, can't wait to see it finished. Well done! X

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  8. I can't begin to imagine making anything so beautiful - it's stunning. There's an Eric Carle quality about the stars that I love. Good luck with the quilting! x

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  9. Gorgeous Tess, is it sewn by hand or on the machine? The stars are so cleverly put together. You should be very proud of it, it's beautifully done. I shall look forward to seeing what batting you choose and seeing it finished. CJ xx

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  10. It's gorgeous. Love the colours.

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  11. Both the front and back are beautiful!! A great way to use your Liberty fabrics for the back! xx

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  12. WOW, that's going to be a very impressive quilt. I don't think I'd have the patience for all that sewing.
    Anne xx

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  13. I love those stars! Quilters Dream comes in 2 or 3 different weights. Look for the lowest loft.

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  14. went looking for it. http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com/dream-cotton.htm
    How did we ever exist without the internet?

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  15. That's proper, proper gorgeous. I love the winky-wonkiness of the stars. It's not procrastination it is careful planning.....

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  16. Oooo... this is sooo LOVELY, Tess! Just love a star quilt! And those wonky stars are so sweet--like they're blinking somehow! The Liberty fabrics for the back are pretty. I like it as it is. :o) A lower-loft for such a big quilt might be a good idea, though. Happy stitching! ((HUGS))

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  17. Oh I love stars and that is definitely a quilt to be proud of! After struggling to back my little 3x4 quilt I'm in awe that you're able to make such a huge one. xx

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  18. Fabulous quilt - all those stars! Have you decided how you're going to quilt it yet? I use warm and natural - it's not terribly pouffy but is lovely and soft and feels very stable to quilt on. Good luck with the next step, especially the basting (or is it just me who hates basting?).

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  19. It's beautiful, stunning. So much work but it will be worth it :)

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  20. That looks gorgeous! You are certainly going to enjoy the finished product!

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  21. Wow, that's some piecing, it's beautiful. And I would most definitely be procrastinating about quilting that, it's huge. Are you doing it on your machine?

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  22. ohmigod,ohmigod,ohmigod, ohmigod,

    I mean I knew it was going to be amazing. It's not like I didn't see it coming. BUT IT'S AMAZING.

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  23. It is stunning! Except that is an understatement!

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  24. Oh my word it's gorgeous! Great job so far, I can't believe how fast you made the top. It's going to me breathtaking when it's finished. x

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  25. yay the piecing done!! that's a huge bridge crossed.

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  26. This is so amazing. I really love wool batting - it is so soft and wonderful drape.

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