Thursday, 31 October 2013

Two Tah-Da's in Two Weeks!

Seriously, it is like buses round here. You don't see a quilt finished for absolutely ages and then I finish two in two weeks. Just do not expect another one to be done two weeks from now. That would be more than a little optimistic.

I stayed up past my bedtime last night to finish off Good Morning Star Shine, and I got Emily to be the photographer this morning as it was too wet outside to place the quilt upon any surface, even my rustic fence.


I finished the quilt with a scrappy LV binding, with one shot of the hot pink (which would be in the upper right corner if I had been thinking about which way I was holding it rather than stretching up on my tiptoes to keep it off the wet grass).

I backed the quilt with a dotty pink cotton I bought at Ikea, which make their fabrics wider than quilting cotton so I didn't have to add any piecing in. Bonus!


The front is made using a myriad of LV charms I had received in LV charm swaps, and Sketch in hot pink for the stars. I quilted it with a straight line stitch on either side of all the charms. You can see the quilting much more clearly on the back. I used an Aurifil 40w variegated golden yellow on the front, and my favourite Aurifil 50w silvery grey on the back. It measures up at 49" x 67". The pattern is just one I thought up, daydreaming, as you do.


I can safely say that I have a LV addiction now. I am already thinking up the next pattern in my head. This is item two off my FAL list. If I finish up a couple more I just might give myself permission to start a new quilt.

Susan

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! You're on a roll, girl.

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  2. Ditto! I swear we are like peas in a pod!
    Like I said before I love the flashes of pink popping out of the pastels, feels modern but trad too xx

    ooh err misses I just read that back!!

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  3. Love it! I must get on the LV bandwagon :)

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  4. Ooh totally love it, love the pattern!!

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  5. love the hot pink in the binding

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  6. I think the quilting shows up well on the front too, it's gorgeous

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  7. So great to see it finished!! It looks like sparkles!

    Great work.

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  8. Looks fabulous mrs! Can't wait to see what else you finish. I may have started something new yesterday! 😳

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  9. Way to go! I am impressed and blown away by your productiveness at the same time. So now you are free to go and create yet another new quilt, super-woman!

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  10. Tada indeed! I think it is gorgeous - love that hot pink against the LV!

    Can't wait to come back in two weeks!

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  11. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the low volume with the bright pink stars. You have a great assortment of LV colors that really adds to the quilt. Great job!

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  12. It's lovely -love those pops of hot pink!

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  13. Now I know what happened to one of my planned October finishes...it ended up in your pile! Two quilts in a fortnight is a stellar effort and Im pe green with envy.

    Your latest finish looks FABULOUS!

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  14. Beautiful quilt - I am not usually a fan of pink but I love it with your LV charms!

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  15. It's stunning Susan, and your binding stitches are so neat!!!

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  16. I love how this isn't totally LV. Those splashes of hot pink defying the LV keep this true to its makers personality!!! Jxo

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  17. I love it! I think that you must have really gotten into the zone to finish two quilts so fast, especially such wonderful ones.

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  18. Such a fun take on low volume, and the Sketch adds just that little something extra.

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  19. Fabulous missus! Totally expect that finish in 2 weeks though... ;o)

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  20. Well done you! I'm a bit addicted to low volume prints now too.

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  21. Hi! Adorable quilt! I love the light colours with the pink stars - lovely pattern! Beautiful and sweet quilt! It's long time since I made stars ... x Teje

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  22. You made an absolute stunner! Gorgeous finish, S. xx

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  23. I love how the pink stars pop out on this quilt!

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  25. This is great, keep going! I love the ideas stage most of all.

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  26. It´s really great and perfect!!! Love the hot pinks it it so much!

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  27. Oooooh I so LOVE your Star Shine quilt!!

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  28. I love the way the stars pop! What a great quilt.

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