Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Starry Night...some more...

I really hope y'all aren't tired of seeing my Starry Night quilt yet!  The good news is I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  I promise I can count the number of blog posts remaining  for this quilt on one hand.

I had a frustrating week with the quilt, but somehow powered through and made a huge amount of progress the last couple of days!

Progress as of Sunday morning--working on the first blue lines on the sky, about half done.

The top shows the first lines--about 1-1.5" apart, the left is the swirl quiltings, which has the second and third lines, and the green is finished (three lines of quilting between the first lines). 

I finished the first lines on the sky Monday and then finished the second lines yesterday--they were so much faster!  So now I am adding in with the third and fourth lines in purple thread:

This section is DONE (unless I decide to add more to the moon...?).  Isn't that texture awesome?

I quilted almost all day yesterday (around the kid's demands, of course) and can't believe how much I got done!  Hooo lawdy my arms and shoulders are tired!  Here's how it looks now (up on the design wall while I fill more bobbins!):

All that's left to quilt is the fourth lines on the swirls and the top left corner!

22 comments:

  1. Ok...you're an artist! Very beautiful! I shared your picture with my good friend who is a Van Gogh fan :)
    www.sewcraftychick.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow! This is such a great interpretation of the painting! The quilting really makes it. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  3. Gorgeous!!! I love it! Which I realize I say about all your quilts, but how do they seem to each get better?!

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  4. You can really see the swirliness (technical term) coming through now :)

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  5. Whoo hoo! It's looking great. I think it's awesome that you are sharing your step by step progress. It just goes to show that you don't have to have a brand new finish every single week :-)

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  6. You know what I'm going to say - AHHH! :) You're almost done!

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  7. This is looking absolutely fantastic!!

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  8. WOW! The quilting is brilliant!

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  9. That quilt is AWESOME! You have put a lot of hard work and effort into that quilt and it shows! It is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  10. Wow. You're ploughing through it! I love how much effort and detail you put into your quilting.

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  11. I will never get sick of seeing this beauty. I love how the quilting is adding such an amazing dimension to this quilt.

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  12. Soooo creative and so fun!!! Love your creativity!!!

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  13. I don't think I could be tired of seeing this quilt! I've loved seeing the progress as you've moved through the stages of quilting up this bad boy.

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  14. Your quilting is beautiful. I also love the design... it references Van Gogh without being too literal. great job.

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  15. Great intrepretation of the painting. I love your quilting. Keep plugging away.

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  16. I love that painting!! And I love your quilt too!! Now I don't know which one I love more... I may try something similar in the future... it's such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Wow, this makes my little blue rail fence look plain indeed! I love this concept, all the more so as Starry Night is one of my favorite paintings. Hang in there. You'll get it done.

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  18. Amazing! What a lovely texture and I can really see the Starry Night influence! :)

    Jo

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  19. wow! your swirly quilting really makes the quilt ROCK!!

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  20. WOW! just wow is all I can say. This quilt is absolutely stunning. Your quilting flows with the design so beautifully!

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

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  21. You've done a great job interpreting this as you have and the quilting completes it just like Van Gogh's brush strokes, excellent :D

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