Tuesday, February 26, 2013

StarBurst



My Little Black Dress Star Burst quilt is finished!  The weather has been so fickled and another few days of snow expected - I took photos inside so I could post up for the finale' of  Melissa's quilt along.  I waited for my Moe to take his morning 'property stroll' so I wouldn't have him claiming this quilt again.  I used smaller cuts so I could use a layer cake and had 16" blocks.  I put it in a 9-block setting and two borders with a finish size of 72" square.

 
I just love all the fabrics in this line and it was so fun to play with.  I don't think I can pick a favorite 'star' block within this quilt - I love them all.
 


I just love paisleys and could just do a whole quilt with this one! And I love the stripes mixed in for a bit of fun.

 
 
This particular print is what was used to inspire the quilting.  Soft leaves, curling vines and a bit of a swirl.  I had thought about quilting in black but thought that was too strong for this quilt.  So a soft buttercream was chosen.  The quilting was done by longarmer, Ron Lower, of Middleburgh, NY.
 
 
And who doesn't like polka dots!  Just an old fashion feel to this quilt.  I chose a Benartex charcoal grey with scrolling light grey leaves and vines for the backing.  The white on white background is also a Benartex.
 

 
And I used my SIL's machine to make my label - still a learning curve, but for a first time I am pleased with it.  Thank you Melissa for such a lovely quilt along, pattern, and I am over the moon with my quilt.  You can see some of the other quilts made during this quilt along HERE .  There will be a parade of finished quilts in March.
 
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon
 

37 comments:

  1. what a beautiful quilt. The blocks do a wonderful job of showing off the line of fabric. Great choices on your part.

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  2. Your quilt looks wonderful Sharon. You must be so pleased!

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  3. It's stunning Sharon. Love the design, the fabric, and the quilting.

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  4. It's absolutely beautiful!!! Love the fabrics you used and the label is perfect.

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  5. Stunning quilt, Sharon. Beautiful fabric collection. Surely you are going to keep this quilt for yourself.

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  6. It's gorgeous Sharon! I am so tempted every time I see that line of fabrics - they are fabulous, and your quilt shows them up amazingly!

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  7. Sharon this quilt is gorgeous and i love the fabric range you used i have it in a charm pack,well done.xx

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  8. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the fabrics and how each block is so pretty! Really like how you made it your own by changing the size slightly and using more blocks. Your backing, label, and beautiful binding make it such a classy quilt. Well done!

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  9. Such a beautiful quilt and I love your choice of fabric.

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  10. Wow ! - this is beautiful - you must be very proud of this one

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  11. Sharon that is just beautiful. I would never have thought of using the fabrics you chose, but they look stunning.

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  12. That is just beautiful! I can understand how it is impossible to pick a favorite block. Enjoy it!

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful....I also love this line of fabric and for some reason have not been able to get here in TN or GA for that matter....

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  14. It's beautiful Sharon, it does have such a nice feel to it. I do think you owe us one more picture of Little Black Dress and Tuxedo :)

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  15. Sharon, what a lovely quilt! I really am attracted to the colorscape here, which surprises me just a little! It's gorgeous! :)

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  16. What a gorgeous quilt, I love your combination of prints and the blacks are perfect. A beautiful heirloom quilt!

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  17. Beautiful! All of the blocks are wonderful and I just love all the different fabrics. To me, stripes just add so much to a quilt!

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  18. Stunning!! What a fabulous finish!! I love, love, love it!!

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  19. It is gorgeous and I love the bigger size.

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  20. Maybe Moe will leave the other blocks alone now that he has a finished quilt.

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  21. Lovely - just lovely! I have 3 layer cakes to use - hhmmm - thanks for the idea.

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  22. So beautiful Sharon! Lovely fabrics, great pattern and wonderful quilting!

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  23. Sharon it's an absolutely beautiful quilt! From the colors to the fabric and the quilting, just perfect!

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  24. I LOVE IT!!! You always do such beaytiful work !! Patty

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  25. Start Burst is so wonderful....great job on this beauty.

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  26. Absolutely beautiful!!! I have seen versions of this around blogland and wondered how it would look in not as bright colourways - your version inspires me so much!Love,love,love it!!

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  27. What great fabrics! It turned out fabulously.

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  28. Looks gorgeous Sharon! i love how you made the block smaller and put more of them together to make a bed quilt.

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  29. LOVE your version Sharon. Hopefully will be quilting mine tomorrow.

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  30. Love the monochromatic feel, and such gorgeous fabrics!

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  31. Oh my goodness, this was truly lovely. It is wonderful to see someone doing all nine stars. It really punches up the design.

    Lovely fabric too. Nice job.

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  32. This quilt is gorgeous, Sharon! Love the pattern and the gentle fabric colors. Perfection!

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