Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Lone Star Quilt

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This is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


This was one of those quilts that was supposed to be quick, simple, easy...and then turned into a beast of a quilt that wasn't quick, simple, or easy.  I struggled through making it, deciding on colors, size, quilting.  Mostly on the quilting!  But in the end it was worth it, and I'm so glad I spent all that extra time and energy on it!


The stars were made following Better Off Thread's tutorial.  I used two layers of batting to add extra texture.


Feather Plume quilting inspired by Angela Walters.

Detail of the mariner's compasses (I drew that out first following Green Fairy Quilts tutorial)--the sun is shining from behind it.

I made it to be a double sided quilt, but generally I consider this the back:

The petal/feather quilting was inspired by this quilt.

Quilt stats
Size: 36" x 36"
Quilted by me, Renee Hoffman
Category: Wall hanging
Fabrics: Kona Charcoal, unknown pink, Amy Butler's Alchemy for the stars.
Thead: Mix of Gutterman, Superior So Fine, and Coats & Clarks.


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always! Every time I see this quilt, it makes me happy!

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  2. Oh! Such a good choice for the Blogger's Quilt Festival since your quilting is gasp out loud amazing on this quilt!

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  3. fantastic quilting! Good luck in the festival :-)

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  4. Well I thought your little mini star was amazing but this is WOW!

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  5. I love it! I am a big fan of double sided quilts. I like the combination of curves and linear shapes.

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  6. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. I love this so much Renee! Just amazing!

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  8. Now that is fantastic quilting!

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  9. I love this one so much. Good luck!

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  10. Wow!! This quilt is really beautiful!!! The quilting is amazing and adds a whole new layer to the design.

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  11. Oh, wow! Your quilting is amazing!!!!

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  12. This is simply amazing. The quilting just blows me away!

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  13. This quilt is just so so beautiful. You are so brave to quilt a light thread on a dark fabric, and so talented with the shapes.

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  14. Fabulous quilting! I love how the quilted star mirrors the patchwork one.

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  15. Fantastic! I am in love with this quilt. You will be my viewers choice vote.

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  16. Gorgeous quilt - fabulous quilting! And I love your colour choices, too.

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