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!
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!


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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

  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 :)

  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!!

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


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