Monday, February 11, 2013

StarBurst Quilt Along


It all started with a layercake of  A LITTLE BLACK DRESS - permission from Melissa to change the cuttings so I could work the pattern into a small block - and off I went.  Oh , I am saving all the bits to make blocks up for a mini quilt down the line - too nice a fabric to let sit or throw out.


I actually went several steps ahead, but was sure to photo each step for the weeks 'assignment'.


Who can't love a flock of geese in this fabric line?  


Starting to assemble some of the units  - trying to keep them in order, which was hard when a rather large Tuxedo Kat kept laying on it.  Hey, Tuxedo and Little Black Dress!


And more sub-units prepped for the Star assembly......


With the smaller (16") blocks, I went with a 9-block setting - getting those sashings on..........


 It is snowy, cold, muddy, windy - so pictures inside - and this is so large that something was always in the way ( a whole cloth hand quilt in progress in the corner).  I used 2'5" (2" finish) strips for sashing, 2.5" (2" finished) inner border, and 6'5" (6" finished) outer border.  The binding is made - using the same fabric as the inner border.  I will be discussing quilting with my longarmer - I just can't squeeze this under my small machine and do it justice.  I LOVE THIS QUILT!!

There is a linky for quilt tops over at Melissa's at Happy Quilting

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

26 comments:

  1. I agree. This is beautiful! I had no idea this collection would make up to be this beautiful.

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  2. I love that quilt, it is stunning and the colors are perfect. I am going to have to check out that link.

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  3. Wow, wow, and wow! Your quilt is stunning and looks great with those fabrics. Well done!

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  4. I love the way this fabric line has worked for the design - it looks lovely

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  5. Just beautiful, Sharon. This is one of my favorite Swoon quilts!

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  6. Just beautiful Sharon, those fabrics look wonderful in this quilt top!

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  7. Awesome. Your fabric choice was right on. Great job.

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  8. It looks really good Sharon. The fabric choice has worked really well and I love how you've made the block smaller and made more. Great idea!

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  9. Absolutely stunning!! I Love, Love, Love it!! Can't wait to see what your long-arm quilter does :) This is just perfect!!

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  10. Gorgeous! I can't wait to see it quilted.

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  11. Sharon, I love the monochromatic look of this -- it's stunning!! I'd love to know the 'how to's' for this block ... is it available somewhere? It really is gorgeous!! Oh ... and I'm very intrigued by your whole cloth hand quilting project, too!!! :)

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  12. Wow. Beautiful block and beautiful quilt! I didn't envision constructing that block with those units. (grin) Sure makes it look easier!

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  13. Oh my stars, I love those stars! The fabric is just gorgeous and I love your border treatment.

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  14. I love it! The fabric is perfect for this pattern. I can't believe how cute the little pinwheels at the bottom of the pictures are.

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  15. I love all the step by step pictures. It sure turned out beautiful!!

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  16. Very pretty!!!! Loved this pattern the firs time she showed it - can see it as a great scrap buster -- some day after I finish some UFOs that are i n my way!

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  17. This is gorgeous, great job with shrinking the pattern and fabric choice...I have a fat quarter bundle of this and have been trying to decide whether to Swoon or X plus but you make Melissa's pattern look like a great choice too. Glad you made it through the snow :)

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  18. Your quilt is so beautiful, I love it. Such a great choice of fabrics. Can't wait to see what you long armer does with the quilting.

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  19. So pretty! Such a great pattern and I love your elegant fabric choices too.

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  20. Very pretty. I love the colors.

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  21. Beautiful work Sharon! I love the colors:)

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  22. This looks stunning. I love it in this almost monochrome look.

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  23. Sew pretty, Sharon. Love those blocks, and the whole quilt top.

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  24. Your quilt is stunning Sharon...I can see why you LOVE it...can't wait to see it when it is quilted and bound. Great job! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  25. Really nice. I love how it came together. I have upcoming plans for some Little Black Dress myself.

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