Monday, 25 July 2011

Ta- Dah!!

Edit: I am linking this post with Quiltstory's Fabric Tuesday linky party.

I am thrilled to announce that Wonky Stars is finished! I am so pleased, other than the fact that I will now have to send it off to a new home and a huge part of me wants to keep it for my selfish self. But I won't. It had a purpose right from the very beginning and that purpose is in Finland. A new home awaits.

I utilised Helen as my assistant to hold up the quilt outside so I could get some photos. There was a height problem.


We stitched positions and Helen became the photographer and I became the assistant.


Here it is in more close up.


I have had prior discussions about why I like this quilt and the fact that I am pleased with what I have created so I am not going to repeat myself. I know that the person who will be getting this quilt loves it so it is going to a good home.  Here are a variety of shots of it -

The back.
Plain white, other than that one scrappy strip.
White on white quilting, other than the perle stitching around the stars.
It measures 54" x 45.5"
(134cm x 116cm)
Each star has perle cotton hand stitching around it -
in a thread colour to match the star.
The scrappy border and backing strip is 4.5" wide.
The white on white FMQ quilting highlights the border and
works around each star.
And scrappy binding was the only way to go to finish it off.
I have officially completed another project. And now I sit here in the quiet. Because I am the only one home. John is doing his usual having to work away. The girls have gone to Brownie Camp. Until Friday!


Do you think I will last that long without them? I am going to go and do some sewing and contemplate it - in the quiet.

Susan

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful final result - you must be so pleased with the hand quilting and the FMQ.

    Enjoy your peace and quiet!

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  2. Love your quilt, it's so pretty and happy. Looks wonderful.

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  3. Aw you sound so lonely! I'm sure the time will fly in! The stars quilt is amazing! I love it too, I can see why handing it over will be difficult. But I'm sure your friend will treasure it. Well done talented lady! Jxo

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  4. Oh Suzie-Q, its amazing! You've done such a brilliant job on the quilting. I love the coloured outline of the stars and the white on white border design. Its just gorgeous. Well done you!!!

    Oh and don't miss the littlies too much, it might give them ideas :-P

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  5. What a wonderful quilt. I also noticed a typo in your post, you put Finland, when I think you meant Scotland ;-D
    Lovely to see your girls decked out in their brownie uniforms, I'm a Brownie leader :-) I am sure you will have a blast whilst they are away, as will they :-)

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  6. This is one super quilt, I'm sure you could find a starry duvet cover somewhere and post that off instead!!
    Enjoy the peace! How many years do I have to wait for Brownie camp?

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  7. it's finished! Well done, it looks so fantastic, well worth the work you have done. And I absolutely love your FMQ

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  8. That is such a beautiful quilt - the quilting really makes it. I think I would be heartbroken if I had to part with something so lovely! A truly wonderful gift.

    Pomona x

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  9. Absolutely fantastic. I love the border. It adds a dash of colour and makes it rather summery.

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  10. Such a lovely quilt - the stars really pop..I can imagine how sad you will be to hand it over but be happy that you have done such an amazing job. Now what`s next?

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  11. It's wonderful! It'll be hard to part with but knowing it's already loved and will be well used must make posting it slightly easier...maybe?! I hope the girls have a fabulous time and you don't miss them too much - they'll soon be back with piles of washing and lots of tales to tell!

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  12. Oh wow - how beautiful it is now that it's complete. I hope you're pleased with it, it's brilliant! Enjoy the quiet while it lasts - a little bit of creativity will help it seem like Friday in no time!

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  13. That quilt is da bomb Susan . Utterly stunning. I'd have a hard time letting that one go myself.

    You did an amazing job- from start to finish. It just sings.

    Im sure you'll survive until Friday . Im predicting though that by about Thursday you'll be eagerly looking forward to your girls coming home.

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  14. Utterly fantastic. Really, really, really love it. When you're done with the peace and quiet stick some tunes on loud, watch an old movie, dont get down! keep tellin yourself this is your special break to enjoy doing all the things you never get full chance to :-) You'll be fine, soppy sod ;-)

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  15. Love the colours in your quilt its very pretty!

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  16. Hello Susan! I love everything in this quilt and I can understand it's difficult to leave it! I love the colourful borders, the quilting around the stars and the STARS! I would like to know why it's moving to Finland!? I'm from Finland and I would like to go there with your beautiful quilt!
    xxx Teje

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  17. Susan, it's beautiful! You must be thrilled!!!!

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  18. Ok I'm flying to Finland on a mission to intercept your gorgeous quilt and take it home with me! Love it so much! Well done Susan! Fabulous job - love that scrappy border and those stars are heaven!

    Must be quiet at home so make some noise with the sewing machine and they will be home before you know it! You can always email me for a laugh if you need one!

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  19. This is super and I know the recipient will love it. If not.....!
    Need I say more.
    Enjoy your quiet week to yourself. I bet by tomorrow night you'll be climbing the walls, phoning people etc. You need a dog for company and walks!!

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  20. Beautiful quilt! I love the hand stitching around the stars and the scrappy border and binding.

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  21. Susan, that quilt is amazing! So much detail, I love the pieced border and binding, the stitching around each star. You must be so proud! And have fun until Friday-your house will feel so quiet!

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  22. Beautiful Quilt! love the way the white makes all the colors pop. Enjoy your quiet, they will be home sooner than you think. :)

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  23. The colors in your quilt are beautiful. I love wonky stars and this quilt is just perfect!

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  24. A beautiful quilt, love it!

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  25. It looks fabulous, love it. Love the hand stitching and border, it's all gorgeous.

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  26. Beautiful! Love the wonkiness!

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  27. What a colorful, fun quilt!

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  28. Beautiful - love the wonky stars and the hand quilting! Nice Work!

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  29. So great to see it finished - it's a beauty.

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  30. What a happy, beautiful quilt! The pearle stitching is just the touch to make it truly sparkle.

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  31. Sheesh how did I miss this post? Even wondered why you'd Flickred it and not blogged it! Guess I was too busy vying for ugliest fabric holder title...
    I love it!
    Stuff sending it to Finland I say- send it to Australia would ya... you've got my address ;)

    Must be a special friend!
    Xx

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  32. Susan somehow I managed to miss this post but this is simply utterly gorgeous! I love everything about it :-) amazing work you x

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  33. love, love, love it. I've seen other wonky star quilts and yours is my favorite by far. I love the crisp white with the lovely brights!

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  34. Your quilt looks fabulous and your photographer did a great job capturing it in all its glory!

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