Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stargazing Finish!

Stargazing is finished!  I am so excited!  So excited!  

This is my first quilt.  No, not the first one made in my house.  Stargazing is the first quilt that is fully mine.  Completely mine to use on the couch or to cuddle in when I am sick.  


What I love most about this quilt is that it is a bee quilt, so it has a little bit of personality from several of my online bloggy friends.  This is a real communal quilt as it was not only stitched by 11 lovely ladies in Sew and Bee Happy, but it was quilted by the amazing Trudi.  I think the swirly quilting finished this project off perfectly.  I couldn't be happier.


As I was out taking photos of Stargazing, a rather large rain storm was rolling in....


Quickly, between the rain drops, I took a photo of the back. It's a 20's repro print by Aunt Grace with little cream colored flowers on a pink background.  The rain was really coming down by now, so these photos leave a bit to be desired.  Sorry!  We'll have a real photo shoot soon.  I promise.





Quilt Stats:
Name: Stargazing
Made For: Myself by the Sew & Bee Happy ladies
Fabric: Kona white and scraps donated by each bee member
Batting: Cotton/poly mix...not sure of the details
Size: 68 inches square
Quilting: Swirls by Trudi of Quilting Prolifically
Pattern: Wonky stars of all shapes and sizes randomly placed where they make me happy




39 comments:

Pieces to Love said...

Beautiful!

susan said...

Love. Love. Love!

Megan said...

I'm totally in love with this quilt - and the quilting has finished it to perfection!

Di said...

The photos show a beautiful quilt but it is more beautiful in person! Di x

Trudi said...

Di is right, this quilt is fantastic in person, full of personality, and such a shame the backing fabric cannot be fully appreciated, it's so pretty, without being so overwhelmingly pink! Congratulations on your finish! Here's to the next one!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love this quilt too! And the scrappy border frames the stars so beautifully!

Catherine said...

It is such a gorgeous quilt, glad it is all yours

my4lilgirls said...

Cindy it is absolutely stunning :)
Karen x

Isisjem said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

mammafairy said...

lovely!

Kiera Vanella said...

Beautiful! The perfect quilt to cuddle under. Enjoy!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, it looks so good, enjoy!

Flying Blind... said...

Totally wonderful quilt, and so glad it's a keeper xxx

Strawberry Patch said...

Stunning, just stunning! Stargazing is the inspiration for my bee month :-)

Z Any Mouse said...

Absolutely beautiful, and I like the back too!

Laura Taylor said...

Such a beautiful quilt Cindy, I'm so glad I got to see it in person! X

Angie said...

It is beautiful. The different sized stars and their placement is great. The back is wonderful too.

Karen said...

What a wee beauty Cindy! I'd love to see the backing up close when it stops raining!!1

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It looks fantastic Cindy! I envy you for having such a nice quilt for yourself! It's a true beauty!:)

Cherie said...

That looks amazing and even better that you get to keep it for yourself. Love the colours =D

Leanne said...

It's beautiful and perfect for cuddling in. I am sorry I missed seeing it in person.

Sana Saroti said...

It is sooooo pretty. Still contemplating if I should ask my fellow bees to make one like this together. I also meant to tell you that I am very happy with the fabrics I ordered from your shop and I was impressed how fast they got here (Germany). Thanks so much!

Sarah said...

Oh Cinders its stunning, really. So lovely. Hope you get many happy snuggles with it (and not just when you're sick!!)

Melissa said...

Stunning! I forsee lots of cuddling under that :)

Lynne said...

Gorgeous! Love the back and the front - it's a reversible quilt.

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a gorgeous quilt. - you were right to keep this one all to yourself! I'm still working on my "first quilt". Hopefully it turns out half as lovely as yours! :)

randi--i have to say said...

This is a perfect quilt just for you. I absolutely love it!

pippablue said...

So fabulous! I love the quilting and it's going to be so cozy come the Winter! I love it :)

Rafael's Mum said...

Really beautiful! I can't believe it's your first quilt! I saw it at Retreat and loved in there but did not realize it was yours!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Absolutely stunning - I saw it at retreat and confess to totally coveting it!!!

Linda Coleman said...

Love it Cindy, the colours are so fresh

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a beautiful quilt!!

Nicky said...

Love being part of it but I shall be sad if you only use it when sick - would rather you were happy and using it!

Deb said...

That's just beautiful. So perfect for snuggling under.

Betty said...

absolutely beautiful!!
Love it

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Totally and utterly gorgeous! I'd just sit and stare at it all day!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Cindy, it is just gorgeous! Absolutely fab, I love it! Enjoy snuggling :-)

prsd4tim2 said...

So exciting to see that you have finished your quilt! I love that I get to see a bee quilt finished. It is gorgeous! So glad you've shared it with us.

Kelli said...

So, so, so love this quilt!

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