Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Fall 2011

Welcome!  I am so glad you stopped by for another edition of Bloggers' Quilt Festival!  This time around I'd like to share with you the SuperStar quilt I made for my son who just went off to college, which seems appropriate as it is also Parents' Weekend ;-)


There are so many aspects of this quilt that I like:  the various sizes of wonky stars, using two different cream background fabrics, random layout of the stars, scrappy binding, pieced back, the leftover star on back for the label, and deciding to quilt it myself.  

If you are interested in more details about the quilt or the process, you can click here.


It was a big deal FMQing this on my machine, and it seemed to take forever.  Spirals were quilted in the star centers using variegated thread, while loops and stars were densely quilted in the negative space with matching cream thread.


Best of all, my son loves it!!!!  Doesn't he look all comfy lounging on his dorm bed?!

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Feel free to leave a comment, look around and come back again!
Enjoy the other festival entries and have an amazing weekend!

18 comments:

  1. I love the two neutral colors for the background, too! I'm not there yet, but I love the improv look to this quilt. It feels so liberating :)

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  2. so nice to see that your son appreciates all your hard work!!

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  3. I love the quilt. You are being sooo modern. :-))

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  4. Love the wonky stars! Nice job with the quilting, too:)

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  5. Oh, what we wouldn't do for those males in our lives!! Love it!!

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  6. I love the varying background tones and the layout of the stars. What a lucky son! It's beautiful!

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  7. I love stars -- especially wonky ones! This is great!

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  8. Very nice work thanks for the quilt for division.

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  9. I love stars and your use of negative space.

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  10. I've commented on this quilt before, and I still love it!! Nice entry!

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  11. Nothing does a Mom's heart good like seeing her child enjoy a quilt that she made for him. It is wonderful, esp. with a son, to see how he is treasuring this gorgeous quilt.

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  12. Love the multiple neutrals. Great job!

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  13. A perfect boys quilt with those fun different sized stars and the different neutrals used which really give it some depth.

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  14. Gorgeous! You can't go wrong with stars!

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  15. Love it! Those stars are great. Your sonny matches the quilt...fun. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  16. What a wonderful quilt! I just love the multi-toned background. :)

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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