Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Little Star: A finish!

At the end of May, I started Little Star on a total whim. It was one of those quilty ideas that you had to immediately.  The quilt top came together nearly immediately as I was using the left-over pieced scraps from Nieve's quilt, Chaos.  I then thought it would be a great opportunity for me to give hand quilting a try.  You can read about that adventure in this guest post, but suffice it to say after a bit of a learning curve I did gain enough hand quilting confidence to finish her off.

This quilt has been finished since the first week of July...I just didn't get around to take photos for all of you.  Well, today's the day for her great reveal!



She is hand quilted in teal perle echoing the star, then in chartreuse green in straight lines through the center of the star.  The chartreuse blends in with the scraps, so you really only see that from the back.
  

I'm quite pleased with this little finish.  I'll happily pop her into the next shop pop-up stall to go to a new home.  Until then, she makes me happy every time I see her!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Little Star
Made for: the shop
Fabric: Scraps (all 100% cotton) in the star, then Kona teal as the background.  Kona medium grey is on the back, then its bound in a Robert Kaufman print
Thread: Aurifil 2600 for piecing (50 wt)
Batting: Simply Cotton
Size: 31 inches x 31 inches
Quilting: Hand quilted echoing the star in teal perle cotton (Anchor no. 8) and then in straight lines through the star with chartreuse perle cotton (Anchor no. 8)
Pattern: A small version of the Giant Star.



27 comments:

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous little star!!!

lindsey said...

Beautiful...one done in Christmas colours and used as a wall hanging would be nice too.

jeifner said...

It's great! Nicely done on the hand quilting.

Henry's Shed said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I love how interesting all the scraps are - I could look at it for hours! x

Sarah said...

really gorgeous!

pennydog said...

A lovely scrap buster!

DeborahGun said...

really beautiful quilt :-)

giddy99 said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

needle and nest said...

Oh my, she's gorgeous! The hand quilting really gives it a beautiful finish.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Cindy it is beautiful! Such pretty scraps and the hand quilting is gorgeous!

Vicki said...

I love the quilting! That big star is so bright. How fun.

Nicky said...

She is a star! Loved the other post and you in your hat! So stylish!

Janet M. said...

This is so pretty! I love stars and scrappy quilts...a perfect combination!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

SO cute. Love the scrappy bits.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Really lovely. The quilting is beautiful

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute wee star :o)

Anita said...

Beautiful! Great scrap buster!

Elita en Suisse said...

Oh, that's just lovely, Cindy!! Well done!

Leanne said...

That is a lovely little quilt, I love your hand quilting.

Shasta Matova said...

What a beautiful quilt - great colors, great design, wonderful hand quilting. Bravo!

Judy said...

What a wonderful star quilt! I like the hand quilting that you did, that adds a nice touch.

Catherine said...

Looks fabulous Cindy

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

So gorgeous, love tha hand quilting!

memmens said...

That is gorgeous - thanks for sharing

Lynne said...

Oooo, lovely. I can see how I could use up some scraps to make something like that!

diane said...

super cute and your handwork is perfect

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

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