Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Star Surround - It's done!

I haven't been excited about a finish like I am about this one in a long, long time. I love everything about this quilt... The pattern (by the wonderful Melissa at Happy Quilting), the fabrics (Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker) and the quilting (by little old me!)

It's night time here and I just couldn't wait until morning to take pictures... So they are a little dark.

I started working on this quilt during Melissa's quilt along this summer and the finished top had to sit for a little bit while I finished other projects. For October, I decided to make this my one goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes so I sandwiched, basted and quilted. (You can read my goal setting post here.)

The quilting took many, many hours. In part because I am still a beginner at this FMQ thing so I go pretty slow, but also in part because my poor little body doesn't like long quilting sessions.

Here are a few close-up pictures of the quilting:

Some swirls.

Lots and lots of pebbling.

And some straight lines with the walking foot.

When I first started working on it, this quilt was destined for the dining room table because it's the perfect size at 48" square. But now that I'm done, I'm not sure I want the kids spilling milk or eating peanut butter toast on it! Maybe I should buy some clear vinyl to put on top... :-)

What do you think?

I will be linking this finish over at these wonderful places this week:

Before I go, I thought I'd let you know that Craftsy is having a sale right now and until midnight tomorrow. Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Izzy

 

21 comments:

JoAnne said...

Izzy, Congratulations! This quilt is perfection. I love your quilting. You can sure do pebbling. The spirals are awesome, too. Great job!

Carol said...

I love it! I've been wanting to try pebble quilting, was it easy to do? You should consider hanging it on the wall.

Hilary said...

This looks great!! I love the fabrics you used and how you quilted it :)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

It looks fantastic! Way to go on the different FMQ patterns.

Aoife said...

I love that you outlined the black areas first at the edges and did the spirals inside that. And those spirals are very impressive! Congratulations on such a lovely finish (I'll second the 'maybe hang it on the wall' notion from Carol!)!

Moneik said...

It's beautiful! My Star Surrounds are my favorite quilts for this year. Great job on the quilting.

Becky said...

Love your color choices, and your quilting is fantastic! Well done!

Lyndsey said...

That quilt is beautiful. Well done on achieving your goal.

Jules said...

Beautiful quilt! I just found your blog - I am also an ISD in Montreal who quilts in my free time :)

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Oh Izzy! You did such a great job. I love it and the quilting is perfect. Great finish.

stitch quilt knit said...

I love your FMQ! Looks awesome :)

Susan Owenby said...

Congratulations! It is amazing. I do love it and have loved it all through its various stages. Thanks for bringing me along on its journey. :)

Cheryl said...

I love how you quilted your star surround, especially the black parts.

Ginette said...

It looks fantastic Izzy!! Great job on the FMQ! I don't think I would want the kids spilling anything on it either!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

wow! the quilting on this just sets it off perfectly. Your pebbling is amazing!! it's just gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Nicole said...

Beautiful work! The quilting really highlights the piecing. Nice job!

Jennie said...

Where ever you put it, it is absolutely stunning! Great job.

Josée Carrier said...

This is beautiful Isabelle! I love the pattern, the fabrics and color combination. And the quilting is so lovely. Congratulations!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I think the quilting is perfect! But yes, I wouldn't trust my kids to eat on it ;) thanks so much for linking up and well done on a fantastic finish!!

Michelle said...

Your quilting is very good. Loved the Star Surround quilt.

funstitching said...

you made amazing quilts for the short time that you are a quilter

 
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