Friday, June 7, 2013

Spinning stars QAL Finished

Last September, my friend Adrianne linked this Spinning Stars quiltalong on her Facebook page.  I definitely didn't need another project (I'm trying to clear up UFOs) but somehow I found myself replying with "I'm in if you are!"  Well, she was, so off we went. 

I knew that I wanted to emphasize something other than the ring in each block, so I played around with paper and highlighter until I came up with this for color placement:



Originally I did just teal and plum blocks (with white/cream background prints), but I decided that the quilt needed a little more energy, so I added in some pea-soup greens.

8 months later, thanks to a lot of quilting time at the BAM retreat (omg it was awesome!!) a few weeks ago, it's finally done:


I quilted diagonal lines and around the rings. Thanks to Anne @ playcrafts for the tip on photographing in direct sunlight to show quilting better:


 Binding and backing both from Bella by Lotta Jansdotter - one of my favorite lines.  This quilt is a lap quilt for meeeee and you can find it on my couch - ready for snuggling.


 p.s. machine binding... sewn first to the back, then wrapped around to the front.  I prefer that whenever I don't think the extra stitching line will blend with the quilting or the front piecing.

I am happily linking up for for the second week in a row to the crazy mom quilts finish it up Friday.

8 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!

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  2. It turned out so good Ruth! I love your choice for the backing and binding. They are zippy fresh. : )

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  3. I love your color scheme in this quilt!! Just beautiful!

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  4. This quilt is unbelievably gorgeous. Inam in awe!
    Yes! Keep it for YOURSELF!!!
    Esther
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    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com

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  5. Stunning use of color Ruth

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  6. Stunning. Now you made me add yet another 'I have to do a quilt like that' to my list.

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  7. The pea soup choice was inspired!

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  8. Very cool quilt. I've been using the machine binding method lately myself. It gets the job done and it's faster. Great finish for you!

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