Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Star Spangled Finish!

Yesterday I finished the final sewing on "Oh My Stars"!  Here are a few pics I took before it got washed :)



I used Color catchers in the wash but didn't know if the strong reds and blues I didn't prewash (as they were from charm packs) but they Riley Blake fabrics I chose did not run on the whites I used .. Yippee!

It is waiting to be hung (by yard sticks!) from the first hanging sleeve I ever made.. I am pretty proud of that!  One day I hope to show a quilt... learning this handy way to install one was stupendous :)

Here is where it will hang soon!

Doesn't this space >>>>>>
look like it needs a little flavor??? lol

Here is a close up of the star made of little wooden buttons I painted with model silver paint :)




A view from the back :)
The details on this quilt include...
  • Inspired by Jenny Doan (MSQC visit to my LQS) tutorial and her finished quilt
  • Flimsy was finished in May... you can read about that here
  • I only used Aurifil thread on this quilt... from machine piecing to hand quilting and binding.  Aurifil I am loving now for piecing... YLI remains my fave hand quilting thread but just doesn't have the color availability that Aurifil does :)
  • Quilting started June 9 but interrupted for Project RJq ;)... read about that here
  • Batting used was wool... Hobbs Tuscany
  • Quilting finished including hanging sleeve AQS style from above noted tutorial
  • Finished size is 36" x 46" wide
Hope you enjoyed this full on show today!  I sure enjoyed all the slow stitching that went into this project.

I will be sharing what is up next soon... and don't forget in 2 weeks there is a LINKY PARTY right here with a prize for a lucky linker too!  This is not a competition.. it is goal oriented.. wanna know more??? Follow me.. I talk about setting and meeting goals all the time! lol


Linking this slow stitched masterpiece to Richard & Tanya Quilts... Link a Finish Friday here!
and
Linking to my fave Sunday spot... Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching here :)  She is making a rug by hand today!

Have a blessed Sunday and take time to enjoy what God has blessed you with on this Sabbath!




10 comments:

  1. Love it, Kathi! Especially the star made from buttons!

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  2. How cute! It will surely brighten that space. Looking forward to your next project!

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  3. Congrats on your finish...such a cute project ! :)

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  4. Congrats on a lovely finish. The buttons' star is such a lovely touch. I am amazed at the fact that you painted those. WOW! They look so tiny but they sure make a big impact. Great work!

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  5. This quilt is beautiful. I love the star buttons. You should enter this in a quilt show. I just entered my first show and was surprised to win a 2nd place ribbon. More than I ever dreamed.

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  6. Very pretty! Looks like the creative juices were really flowing.

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the star design with the buttons!!

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  8. Congrats on a wonderful finish! I especially loved the photo of the back... great quilting!
    So fun that you found a perfect home for it :)

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  9. Kathi, it's beautiful! I didn't realize it had buttons until I saw the close up picture. Oh my Stars will be gorgeous on the wall you have picked out. I have a little collection of yard sticks and recently discovered where people are using them to hang mini's.... love it!!

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  10. Congrats and I love the buttons! So fun to cross things off that to do list =)

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