Monday, July 11, 2011

A Great Summer Finish

I've got a great summer finish!!
I'm so excited to finally have this one done.
I started working on those stars about 10 years ago.  That was back when I first started quilting.
I guess this was one of my first big, solo projects.
 I just worked on it a little at a time... and 10 years later...
Taa Daa!  Here she is!!
I really like the black for the sashing and borders.  It gives it a bright, starry night look.
Maybe a little hint of Amish too... 
 The back is pretty basic.  I  just put three big black stars there.  They look pretty sweet though.
 It was quilted by a local long-arm quilter.  She did a great job.  I held the border up to the sun so you can see the star pattern around the edges.
 Look!  It glows!
 The first quilting technique I ever learned was paper piecing and it came pretty easily to me.  At that time, I didn't know how to make a square with any sort of design on it except by paper piecing so that's how I made each of these stars.
I designed the pattern and traced each one and then sewed them all.  They are 8 in. squares and there are 72 of those little gems.
Here are some of my favorites:


 It looks great on my bed, doesn't it!
Someday, I'll get some pillow covers made to go with it.  Any suggestions on pillow cover designs??
Anyway, I'm loving my new quilt. 
I give so many quilts away, it's nice to have something for me.

10 comments:

Niki said...

Holy WOW!! That is so beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

Love the bed and the quilt. . . i love the stars on the back and in the quilting. wish we were closer my friend!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow - great finish! You should be really proud it looks fab!

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on a stunning finish! Love the stars with the black sashing. It was worth the 10 years of work. Beautiful!!

Nikki said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! THAT BED IS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!! AND THAT QUILT ROCKS, TOO. I ALREADY OGGLED IT AT QUILT CLUB!!!! YOU ARE WONDER WOMAN!!!!

The Crouse House said...

WOW that is truly amazing & beautiful!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful job on your quilt and to think it only took you ten years! (wink!)The bold colors look really nice on your bed:)

Shannon said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Sometimes the longer it take to finish the sweeter it is. It is looks perfect for the bed. GREAT JOB!!

Maggie said...

That is awesome Karyli! Great Job!

Pen Pen said...

Oh my goodness! It is beautiful!! Love the colors and yes, it does have an Amish look to it. It looks great on your bed. Congrats! on a wonderful finish!