Monday, August 13, 2012

Scrappy Stars - DONE


Square innies and outies.
 We think we survived the big ISP changeover, i.e., TV, Internet, Phones - what an ordeal!  I gained a TV and my OWN remote control (!!!!) and we're saving $70.00/mo.  (Hope that aspect lasts for a while!)  DH and I are back to speaking with one another - I knew the changes would be stressful, but it's DONE.   I still don't have my blog comment e-mail where I want it, but that will come in time.

I'm finished with this Scrappy Stars, a class I took in May, from Bonnie Kucera, of eastern Nebraska (Fremont?)

I'm loving how it went together and also am pleased with my chunky border.  My Janome 6500 always behaves. 

One thing that always confused me, when I first started machine quilting,  given those infamous instructions at the end of a project, "Quilt as Desired,"  I would look out in space, "Does anyone know what I desire????"   Who knew?  I'm getting better at choosing what I desire, and in this quilt, I've included a variety of motifs.  Perhaps you might desire some of these choices.  The overall quilting is similar to a posey petal thing, but I accidently made them squarish and THAT is very appealing, and cog, or gear-like.

I've included a photos of the backing - I used that fabric to narrow my "Pull" choices.  The only fabric I purchased was the inner music border. 

The blocks are 12 inches, and the total quilt size is about 58 x 70. 
Paisley-type motifs




Diagonal lines, following the small print.


Vertical and horizontal lines - not sure I like it but ...


Swirls quilting motifs - easier than it looks.


My favorite quilting example.


Cog-like quilting motifs

Inner "music" border - look closely for quilting!


Quilt colors pulled from the backing suggestion.

I just liked looking at it hanging over the rail. 

22 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. Love the scrappy look.

Janet O. said...

Gorgeous star quilt! What a happy backing, too. Thanks for the quilting close-ups. I still struggle with "quilt as desired". : )

Quilter Kathy said...

It's a great quilt! Love the colours you used!

Kate said...

Simply gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! The music notes are a nice "second look" surprise.

Sharon said...

What a great star quilt! Hey, I have some of the fabric that you used for the back - fun! Love seeing your quilting examples. You're right - 'quilt as desired' can be tough to achieve!

Jacqueline said...

I love scrappy quilts and this is just beautiful, fabrics, design and quilting. The whole package.
thanks for sharing.

Pokey said...

It is grand, isn't it? Your sampler stye quilting adds to its charm. And no fabrics purchased (directly) for the quilt is a bonus! Don't we love our stash?!?
:-}pokey

Angie said...

You have created yet another beauty, Elaine! :)

LC said...

Very nice! That quilt as desired bugs me too, particularly if the pattern has a lovely design and the author of it could have included a stencil.

Lynn said...

It turned out so pretty - am anxious to get mine done now.

Jan said...

Oh, I love this one!

Nancy said...

Welcome back

Your quilt is lovely. Nice job!

Helen in the UK said...

This is wonderful! Quite a large one to struggle with on the DSM, you've done a wonderful job on the quilting. Congrats :)

Elaine Adair said...
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Elaine Adair said...

Yet another test - I'm reading your comments, yet they are not being e-mailed to yahoo.com. I am trying to change them to be delivered to my new e-mail address (not the yahoo address) but I get lost and frustrated in passwords, accounts and ????

Elaine Adair said...

Dear Commenters:
I want to thank you for stopping and leaving your kind comments, following this post and photos.

Getting all the details together on my blog, after ISP changes of 2-3 weeks ago, is taking more time than I expected, and when I try to respond to you, my "commenters", my mail is returned to me.

I'll keep working at it.

Muddling Through said...

Elaine, that is one gorgeous quilt! You've done a marvelous job.

Cyn ;-) said...

What a stunning quilt, Elaine! It is gorgeous. Thanks for all the closeups of your great quilting motifs. Really nice.
Sorry to hear about all the ISP problems. Hopefully by now it is sorted out. You didn't come up in my blogroll, so I will manually add you again and see if that works!
Congrats on 'almost retiring'. More time to sew! Yippee.

~Joan said...

Where could I get a copy of the pattern?

zippiknits said...

I love this quilt. Wow! And I think Scrappy Stars fits it well since the borders are scrappy, too.

Tanya said...

I'm behind in blog visiting but I just had to tell you what a masterpiece you've made (again) with that scrappy star quilt!!!