Monday, June 2, 2014

Starlight Star Bright

On my design wall today:  my Starlight Star Bright baby quilt.  I loved playing with these bright fabrics.  I think I could have chosen a slightly lighter color for the blue stars, but overall I’m happy with how this turned out.

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Figuring out what size prairie point to insert after the inner border took a bit of trial and error.  The original size I planned was way too large and floppy.  The next size was too small.  What you see here was something in between and think adds just enough dimension and color.

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This needs to be quilted this week.  The finished top has been waiting on the design wall for over a week as I waited for the quilt to speak up and tell me what to quilt on it. In the end I think it will be simple outline quilting inside and outside the stars, and a simple cable in the outer border.  The prairie points will remain unquilted so they stay dimensional.  Perhaps some alphabet in the stars, if I don’t run out of time and patience!

 

 

 

I’m linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

11 comments:

  1. Hello from Colorado - I came over from Kate's blog. I am in love with this awesome baby quilt. :) Fun brightness, and I've been wanting to do prairie points for a long time and just haven't gotten to a project that wants them yet. I missed out on the latest Quilt Festival because of our daughter's college graduation and my thesis work, but I saw your two entries below this post, and they are terrific as well. Love your quilting on the stars, and the colors/layout of the flying geese quilt really call to me.

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  2. Love the baby quilt. I think the baby will enjoy playing with the prairie points! Love the colors.

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  3. So pretty! Love the ideas of the alphabet in the stars. One of these days I need to try some prairie points - it is on the quilters to do list after all!

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  4. Great baby quilt! Wonderful colors for a baby. You are really cranking out the quilts!

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  5. Love this! It is so bright and it is really a cute pattern. The prairie points really make it fun!

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  6. Neat! I really like the prairie points.

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  7. It looks great! I love all the bright colors.

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  8. Fabulous colours and I think the blue works well. Prairie points give me the heebee jeebees. If it was up to me to choose the quilt design you'd be waiting a lot longer than seven days!

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  9. Such a bright and happy looking quilt!

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  10. We can always count on you to create bright and beautiful quilts. I love this one too! The prairie points are a perfect finish. ---"Love"

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  11. What a happy quilt! So good for a baby to gaze at. :-) I think the blue is just fine. At my guild meeting Tuesday night, they did several rulers demos, and there was a really cool thin metal ruler for creating prairie points: Pieces be With You by Susan K Cleveland. Have you seen it? Might have helped me on all the prairie points on Seaside Rose!! Looking forward to seeing this quilted, love the alphabet idea.

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