Friday, October 29, 2010



This is my submission for the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

My inspiration for this quilt was a picture I had taken at a quilt show...before I started quilting.

I started collecting all sorts of fabrics and looked high and low for star patterns.  It took me awhile before I figured out the sizes I needed.

I knew that I wanted lots of colorful stars...and wanted random black and dark blue background squares.

This past year, after having discovered I AM IN LOVE WITH PAPER PIECING, I started searching for 6" and 12" PP block designs.

I found out that paper piecing takes way longer than expected!  AND there is ALOT of waste, for me anyway!  But the end result is just wonderful...I really enjoyed the whole process!

I really wanted to quilt this myself...but after machine basting it and trying to move this large quilt around, I decided to take it to my LQS and have it professionally done.  It came out beautiful, I wanted loops and stars and I got 'em.

For the backing I found this wonderful black and white floral print...I dyed it in my washing machine.  The color came out JUST RIGHT!   I used Rit dye and Cushing Procion dye...first the yellow Rit and then I used the dry Procion to get the varied deep golden tones throughout the fabric back.

Some of these pictures are faded...I'm not the best photographer !!!

A big thank you AMY!
This festival is such fun!

On the other hand...posting this post was NOT fun at all.  I don't know why Blogger changed the picture thing...but it's taken me over an hour to post this.  I have had to publish EACH picture and then open the dashboard and EDIT the post to include another picture....what happened???  It was sooooo easy before the 'improvements'...LOL

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a beautiful quilt. You are right about the waste in PP. I still haven't mastered it. Looks like you have.l Your quilt is awesome.

  2. Gorgeous quilt with gorgeous bright colours. I love stars - thanks for sharing it!

  3. E' semplicemente meraviglioso!
    Un saluto dall'Italia

  4. Oh my stars - a spectacular quilt. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your quilt is so vibrant with the bright stars against the dark background. Wonderful!

  6. Love it. I too like paper piecing. It's so precise and I love how it turns out. Your piece is lovely! Nice job.

  7. Gorgeous colors and design. I like the outside border a lot. Gives weight to the stars.

  8. This is a work of art! Georgeous, beautiful alive with color!!!

  9. I'm so glad you stuck with posting since the quilt is gorgeous - I love the different scales you used for each star!!!

  10. Fun collection of stars -- another great finish!

  11. What a lovely quilt-stars are my favorite and I love paperpiecing for perfect points. Great job. Thanks.
    Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
    black/white/pink scrappy miniature -paperpieced

  12. Hi Anita! Your quilt is absolutely amazing!!! I am in awe. I have tried to get the hang of paper piecing but am still struggling. So glad you stopped by today and entered the giveaway. Have a wonderful day!

  13. Thank you being patient and posting the photos because now we get to look at it.
    It's a great quilt with wonderful colour. There is so much work involved!

  14. Beautiful quilt! I love all the creative touches such as the dyed back and your stars are spectacular.

  15. Wow what an amazing quilt, I especially like the pieced border. Great job.

  16. It's gorgeous Anita! Way too complex for me to even attempt - just B-E-A-utiful!

  17. wonderful quilt. love stars and i enjoy paper piecing also. you've done a beautiful job. love the black background. thanks for sharing and have a great day


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