Thursday, July 02, 2009

Finished top

.... And then I had 8 star points. Which background should I use?
I wanted to use fabric from my stash.

A dark pink? .. hmm nope.

Mustard?... nice but it doesn't have that WOW!

A dark grey?.. Also nice. But what is under the dark grey fabric. Yes BLUE!

The blue is calling me. I can't help it.
A light blue? ...no.
Yes this is the fabric I like, a darker petrol blue! Yes.

The star is coming together...

Only the tricking thing from a lone star is the center. It's the last sewing part. I'm always a bit nervous for it. Afraid that I sewed a bra!

Pinning carefully.
And there it goes..
pfeww! I'm satisfied. The center is nice and flat!

I also used in this quilt solids from Kaffe fasset. I love to mix them up with Kona solids. It gives such a nice Amish feel! The center is from a Fasset solid. So are the background and the green points.
I didn't have enough of the blue/petrol fabric. I used two different fabrics.

And ta dahh.. finished. My fingers are itching to quilt it. I love to quilt on solids. It brings the quilt alive! Unfortunately it has to wait. Some other projects need to be finished first.

Lucy
(who had to use blue in this quilt :-)

65 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Wowwwwww that is flat all right! Oh, the blue(s) :-) are perfect.

Janet said...

The center came out perfect and the blue was a great choice, the quilt glows.

little acorns said...

It does glow! I love the lighter blue on the outer border. . . it makes it seem as if the star 'brightened' the background blue. Lovely!
xo, Bren

PatchworkRose said...

I do love your Star and the Blues are perfect. Thankyou for sharing :-)

Tina said...

Impressive and well done!

Dolores said...

It turned out great and you really did an amazing job with the centre.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

This is fabulous, Lucy....It is so alive!And I am very intrigued by the so subtle contrast of the two blues in the background. I will be VERY interested to see it quilted...

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy - it is WONDERFUL! I"m always so jealous of your quilts. And mostly of your hand quilting!

Shari said...

Wow!Perfect centre! I just love this and the blue is just right too. I really like it! Thanks for sharing!
Cheers - Shari

jean said...

Lucy
Your star really radiates, and a perferct choice of backgound. I will look forward to it being quilted.

Judy said...

Absolutely fantastic!!

Quiltbirdie said...

It's incredibly beautiful and the blue is perfect.

SaraRules said...

Such vibrancy! It's very striking. I can't wait to see the finished, quilted product!

ranette said...

Oh this quilt is almost magical in the way it glows. I love it...

Andi said...

Beautiful work!!!

Béa said...

Fantastic colours and work, as always...Do you know when Quiltmania give us your pattern ? I can't wait...Kiss from France

StarFortress said...

Such amazingly lovely work, I had to read the entire blog. Thank you for sharing with us! I love the mini-quilts too. Reminds me I need to go work on my own again. Maybe take a break from working on computers for a bit.

Tazzie said...

Blue is just perfect, and the quilt top is just lovely. Your hand quilting will make this quilt shine.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

GRACE said...

simply gorgeous, lucy; whoever said solids were dull was clueless for sure. i love them, make lots of amish quilts, they are what got me into quilting in 1979...all that quilting makes me drool! be sure and show it finished.

Caron said...

Yes, blue was indeed the right color. Funny, I'm thinking of doing an Amish-style quilt as well. I love solids... all that space to quilt upon! Love yours!

decafplease said...

what a cute little quilt!! love how it turned out! :o)

tracey

Karen said...

Your thought process was interesting on choosing your background fabric. I like that you used two blues. And good to use stash!

Elaine Adair said...

Yep! Dark blue is RIGHT, and it's a beauty!

vivi said...

it's pretty perfect, lucy
i will try this star sometime
nice weekend!

shellysquilts said...

Beautiful and flat, it doesn't get any better than that. Congratulations! Happy quilting!

vivi said...

it's vivi again
i wanted to know if there is a criterion when you choose the colours; i like the ones you have chosen and how you put them in the star, but i don't know if there is a rule for the way the colours lighten or darken
thanks a lot!

Terrie Sandelin said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love how the blue sets off the star. So vivid.

Lea said...

This is "WOW" quilt, absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Libby said...

Of course the color is just right and VERY Lucy *s*

I think it's great that you used the two different pieces.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

What an amazing job. I made one of these years ago and know how hard it is to line it all up and have it come out flat!!! Standing ovation!

belinda said...

WOW..wonderful...glad you chose the blue....deep down inside...blue will ALWAYS be my favorite color!!

KSedlak said...

Your star is beautiful. I am glad you picked the darker blue. It really makes the star pop.
I look forward to seeing it when you get it all quilted together.

Happy 4th of July.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Lucy, that is stunning! I did my recent one by hand, can see I will have to give the machine way a try, the blue is perfect!!
Cheers, tracey

Sandi said...

That is amazing and stunning. Did you use a pattern for this and if so what pattern?

quiltygal said...

Oh Lucy its stunning I have the 8 segments all made up from 20 yrs ago I went to a class but missed the week for setting in the squares & triangles always thought I could just applique it to the background?? but after seeing yours I might have to rethink the boring cream background I was going to use ummmm maybe black...oh brain going now.......

Janet said...

Your star looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing the whole process of choosing your background with us - I love the blue. Can't wait to see the magic you work with your handquilting on this one.

Diane said...

Oh Lucy, you got your blue after all! It just goes to show how valuable auditioning fabrics is. What our brain tells us to think and what our eyes find pleasing can be quite different. This is another lovely quilt!!!

Cascade Lily said...

I too am happy you found a way to incorporate blue. I'll be very interested to see how you quilt it!

Catherine said...

Very nice colors Lucy ! I'm now looking forward for your quilting.

Milah said...

That is so pretty! The blue is the perfect color for the star.:)
I have a question....what is the attachment your using on your featherweight? I have a featherweight too, but I don't recognize that attachment. Is it a quide for 1/4" seams?

YankeeQuilter said...

Really fun quilt! Love the blues...they let the star really shine...and a flat star at that! congrats

Jantine said...

Blue in your quilt was to be expected, wasn't it? But you are right, it is the best color to choose!

Moorea said...

Lucy, This is stunning! The choice of blue is purfekt. I seems to glow.
Another great example of your love of quilting. It is inspiring!

La Tea Dah said...

Lucy, your star quilt on blue is stunning and effective. I love the way the blue sets such a subdued background for the vibrant reds and yellows in the star. Great job!

LaTeaDah

julieQ said...

Your quilt is so very pretty, and the blue was a wonderful choice. I too love the slip of the needle hand quilting the cloth...fun!

Gran said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful work that you do. I love your photographs and the colours look so alive.
Happy summer to you! Well done!

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louise said...

Lucy - The blue looks just perfect. To me, it looks like an Amish quilt. Good job!
Louise

Willeke said...

Oh op zo'n middenstuk mag je met recht trots zijn hoor. Klasse!

Threeundertwo said...

Wow! Beautiful flat job! I love how it looks with the blue. Thanks for walking us through your thought process, it's so fun to see.

Edilene Rocha said...

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BUMBLE BEANS said...

Lover-ly! radiating and all!

Maria Bettencourt Lemos said...

Absolutamente fabuloso!!!

princesita de paris said...

I agree with the others bloggers, this is so beautiful!

Marisa said...

I have a lone star in progress and you are shaming me into finishing it, or maybe at least working on it. Beautiful colors, I love the fabrics that you are using. Very very nice work.

Tora said...

WOW! Absolutely Perfect! The blue was just the right choice. I love it.

Tora said...

Me, back again, I just finished going through your older posts - you blog is lovely and I've added you to my favorites on my site. Thank you for all your inspiration!

Oops-Lah said...

Wow.... just beautiful! And those points! How do you do it??? Greetings from the other side of the world.
Vreni in Shanghai

Melvin said...

Such amazingly lovely work, I had to read the entire blog. Thank you for sharing with us!



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Le petit Bonheur said...

Ik vind je quilt erg mooi tot zijn recht komen met het blauw.

Kan erin komen dat je vingers pijn deden van het quilten, maar het resutaat is danook wel bijzonder mooi.

Annette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Someday I will learn to do that. Until then, I admire those who can. Beautiful!

disa said...
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Valerie A. Heck said...

That is gorgeous!

Clare said...

This is just wonderful.

Hope you had a good time at the BIQR. I've sent you an email asking if you'd like to join the Liberated Quilter's Web Ring.

Kim said...

I love it!!! I have yet to tackle a lone star...this one is just fabulous Lucy! LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue! :o)