Saturday, October 5, 2013

Twinkle twinkle...little star...

A whole month after starting the piecing on the starry night quilt (with a 10 day vacation in there!) I am done with the block piecing!  YESSSSSS!  Here's my concept drawing:

And the current condition of the blocks, after finishing all 64, plus redoing a few!

The bottom 3-4 rows are still all stacked weird, but I think you can see the general shape of it!

I took on this quilt thinking it would be fast and easy, and fun...and then I got really into the design of it, and wanted to make a really cool Starry Night quilt...and although it is certainly more difficult and time consuming, it is way more awesome and challenging (in a good way).  And the results so far have definitely justified the process!

I did managed to get it all done by last night, so today I am cleaning my sewing table (yaaaay all the scrap chaos was starting to get to me!), which looked like this yesterday:

Scraps across three tables!

To this today:

oh, well, now it doesn't look so bad...

There's a lot there though, and I think when I'm done piecing together this quilt I'll give most of them away, assuming someone wants them.  Time to go work on something else for a few days!


  1. It looks amazing so far!! I can tell those blocks took a lot of hard work. Can't wait to see you continue are a much-deserved break!

  2. Love it! Can't wait for the completed product!

  3. Eeep! It looks awesome! So worth all the mess!

  4. It's looking really good. You've come quit a long way! I never throw my scraps away. I am saving all but the very tiny pieces because I want to make some crumb blocks. Check out Bonnie Hunter's where she talks about loads of crumb blocks.

  5. It's really starting to come together. It is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see it and the quilting you do :)

  6. I can't wait to see how that turns out -- from your concept drawing, I couldn't picture what you were doing at all. Now that I've seen it, I'm in awe. That is SO cool!

  7. That's an amazing piece of work so far. I'm presuming you're going to quilt the lines in swirls for the sky, as you've drawn in your plan. How do you cope with seams? My machine doesn't like too much bulk at intersecting seams and gets stuck :-( Looking forward to seeing your finished masterpiece!

  8. It looks great! Even the scraps look good ( I love blues and greens)!