Friday, May 13, 2011

oh my stars!

I am so enjoying working on this quilt!!! It is definitely all about the process. It is going to take forever! But no worries, I enjoy hand stitching very, very much. There is one thing that I try not to think about while I am stitching, namely, it will be a completely hand pieced quilt top. That seems ludicrous. But then again, why not, right? :)

edited to add: I wrote about the specifics of this quilt in this post, including the link to the video tutorial.
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Is blogger acting weird for anyone besides me? I had a friend tell me that my last post disappeared. She saw it in her reader, but it wasn't on my blog. It later reappeared, but it ate all my comments. :( It's kind of frustrating. So if you left a comment in my last post and it disappeared, don't worry, I didn't delete them. I appreciate each and every comment. I guess blogger must have had a hiccup. Anyone else notice anything funky?

67 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

I just posted the very same thing! I wonder what happened. It was a bit of a stinker, because there were some special birthday wishes, that ladies left for me.
Your stars are super cute! I like the hand sewing too. :o)
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Mini MNM's said...

Yes I have seen blogger acting very very weird. I think I saw that someone said that it was having a "mental health" day.
Where did you get this pattern??! I love it and want to do it!

Alisa said...

Oh yeah, something funky is going on.

I am really liking your quilt. Beautiful things take time and I think yours will be gorgeous.

erinmalia said...

Blogger people said that they were having problems and had to delete posts and comments made yesterday. They're working to restore everything. Pretty wacky.

And whoa. That quilt is amazing.

Kelsey said...

I have the scoop.

Blogger had soem issues after the maintenance Wednesday night. They made blogger read-only (couldn't log in to your dashboard) and rolled back one days worth of posts & comments for all Blogger blogs. It was shut down like this for nearly 24 hours. Now they've fixed the issue, re-enabled the dashboard, and are slowly re-rolling out all the posts and comments. They should reappear.

(I am in no way affiliated with Blogger, I just use Blogger and was affected and following the news. :) )

Cathy said...

I think one of their servers went down. Dashboards were not available for about 24 hours, beginning late 5/12. There was some issue with posts made late on Thursday, though they say they will be able to restore all.

Lynne said...

Blogger was down for about 24 hours. Blogs were read-only and any posts or comments left after sometime on Wednesday disappeared. It looks like the posts are back but I don't know if the comments will return.

Love the new quilt! If I only had the patience!

saralynn said...

yesterday i couldn't even look at the blogs it looked like it was all down =(

your stars are pretty =) im doing a apple cores stitchery and a hex quilt myself by hand =D

A Plain Path said...

Wow, so pretty!! Yes, I had been unable to even access my blog account for a couple days.

Kimberly said...

Yes, blogger wasn't feeling well!

Your quilt is going to be amazing! Make sure you make one for each of your kiddos to inherit ;)

Debbie said...

yes, blogger 'ate' what I had written & saved as a draft yesterday. sigh. Seems to be working ok for me now. btw, darling stars!!

Crunchy Diva said...

your quilt will be lovely! i'm also working on an all hand sewn quilt so you are not alone...lol. i'm doing a hexagon quilt & loving it.

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's going to be one gorgeous quilt! I love hand stitching too... I'm working on a hexagon quilt so I know how you feel!

Yeah Blogger was down for what seems like eons fixing posts and comments that went missing. I hope they restore the comments eventually!

Melissa Clifford said...

This is really beautiful! Are you going to give details on the star quilt? are you paper piecing?

ecuakim said...

Love the stars. Love.

carol said...

E-gads, I thought it was just me! I'm such a techie wizard, I thought I screwed everybody up! Glad that Blogger did it and not me! Love your star quilt....."Little Miss Patience"! I'd be dead before I finished something like that! LOL

thea said...

The quilt is going to be beautiful! And with blogger down I felt so disconnected ..

JHRME said...

Blogger has been all kinds of a mess these last few days. Thrown me for all kinds of procrastination loops. HOW am I supposed to procrastinate in finals week with blogger down?

Susan D said...

It's posting blogs today that it posted yesterday and the day before! About 20, so far, have come through twice.

Cathy said...

Blogger was definetly down for everyone. I love your stars. It is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Jessica said...

love it! isn't it so much fun deciding which stars go where? looks great so far!

Terry said...

I received an email from Blogger Buzz stating that they had some technical difficulties that caused some of the problems you have mentioned. They think the problem is now fixed and apologized for the inconvenience.

The stars you are quilting look great, I am not patient enough for all of that hand piecing.

I am Just One Mom said...

hand stitching??? my, oh my. it is lovely and look forward to watching it grow.

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Blogger was having issues yesterday...was down almost the whole day.

Share the pattern for the stars, please! I'm looking for a handwork project I can take along...

Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuitcom

Kwilt Noob said...

Blogger was killin' me today. So glad it's fixed. Your handwork here is mind boggling! I really love it!

Samelia's Mum said...

This will be such a fun quilt. It will take ages, but you'll be extra proud when it's finished.
Blogger has been having a tantrum the last few days and was offline yesterday. Serious blog withdrawals here.

Melissa said...

Love, love, LOVE these stars. I have some templates for diamonds but I've been busy with hexies and haven't gotten to them yet. It's nice to have something available when you're ready for handwork, isn't it.

Suzanne said...

If anyone can piece an entire quilt like this, it's YOU!

Sarah Craig said...

Blogger had a senior moment, a brain fart, who knows what but on the day of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, it was out of commission for half the day! But it's back now and hopefully won't ever do that again!! Love your stars - very pretty!

J Clink said...

I really don't think you're crazy for hand piecing this. It's lovely. And I have been working on a king-size hexagon quilt, all by hand, for probably better than 10 years now. It's one of those projects that I set down to work on something else, but know I can come back to & pick up right where I left off. Besides, it's too big now to drag around too much!

QuiltinMama said...

Love the stars..the blogger brain farts not so much! Happy quilting!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So sweet!
Just think how much less equipment we'd need if we did everything by hand.

Marci said...

I LOVE this pattern! I have been out of commission lately. Have you mentioned the name of the pattern? I'd love to have it. Looks like a good alternative for hexagons--which I need--or want. :o> Great blog!

Rose M. said...

I've been seeing alot of the hand quilted stars in progress and I'm very interested. Would you be willing to do a tutorial for us wanna be first timers? Thanks so much. Rose

Kristal said...

Hi. I put myself on a long journy of hand piecing also. If nothing else this will be a good lesson in preserverance.

Jo @ a life in lists said...

love the stars! I made a hand pieced kingsize hexagon quilt last year, and I was amazed at how quickly (relatively speaking!) the whole thing went together. Hand quilting it is a somewhat slower affair, but I'm cool with that.

Maria said...

Love your stars. maybe it can be my next thing to do. I am busy now with hexies.
Yes blogger was down all over the world.
weird!!!

evamarie said...

I just love it! I admire your patience and perceverance!

Mrs A said...

living up to your name again, but so beautiful, could you link the pattern? Can it be done by machine, hand quilting is a bit too crazy for me!

Nuria said...

preciosas estrellas!

cheeky monkey said...

hi :)

the blogs were down in the last days ;(

the quilt is so wounderful and i love it. can you tell me how much templates you made and what size they are? i tried to make some but i think mine are much bigger (doesnt matter so the quilt will be finished in time) but the little ones look so much nicer.

have fun and enjoy makind stars

Lauren @ Craft My Life Away said...

Yesss! Blogger stinks lately! It deleted my last post too. It's not just you, don't worry.

Pieces to Love said...

Beautiful! I commend you for hand piecing it. I am working on finishing a quilt that is all hand pieced, but it is one my grandmother or great grandmother started and is 2" squares of 1930's clothing and flour/feedsacks.

Copper Patch said...

Loving the rainbow of colours! Enjoy the process.
Abbe

Paula said...

Came here for inspiration...very pretty stars quilt!

Quilting Grannie said...

My dashboard was off all yesterday morning. Then when I could get on it, my last blog was gone. I had had a comment about it and it was gone also! Now today I checked and it is back on. I think Google is trying to repair something and has taken some posts off and then put them back on. Have a good weekend everyone!

pinsandneedles said...

Your quilt will be beautiful when it's finished and what a treasure! I see many have asked about the pattern. Will you post about it or maybe a tutorial?

pinsandneedles said...

Oops! I see you did post about it on your April 25th post. :D Thanks for sharing!

Cille said...

Good to see progress on the star quilt... I'm making one as well and just stared sewing all the stars together. All off a sudden the progress is very visible. Love the process and the fact that I can bring it anywhere.

quirky granola girl said...

your stars are amazing. i love the colors and fabrics you are using. this labor of love will be treasured for each and every stitch.

ELP said...

Your star quilt is BEAUTIFUL. Love hand pieced quilts...You will be so happy with the end results.

Yes blogger made me very sad yesterday too.

Clair said...

Like the stars. I handpieced my first quilt.
Yes, blogger is not super cooperative.

mokkakissa said...

Whoa, now I know why you named your blog like that...

Jantine said...

Same problem here, I think it was a world wide problem...

Quiltefia said...

Love you new quilt!! I had the same problem!! Not funny!! Anne:-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Blogger: completely frustrating the other day.

Your quilt: Oh my stars!!!!

susiloci said...

Un trabajo fantástico.

Bonnie said...

Wow, this is going to be fantastic! And yes blogger went crazy yesterday. Something along the lines of it switched over to read-only mode and all scheduled posts were delayed? I'm not too sure about the specifics but it wasn't just you!

quilty mama said...

That's beautiful!

Annalia said...

Classic. It's going to be so lovely, no matter how long it takes!...and what a treasure for your family. I love to have things that have been made (by hand) by people I love.

Chris said...

I love your stars - and you're a better woman than I to tackle a hand pieced quilt. Ask me sometime about the 1000 pyramid blocks that I have cut and in a bin . . .somewhere . ..

pratima said...

They look so sweet! It's going to be a stunning quilt.

Steph said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I've heard a lot of people say they had problems with Blogger (one of the reasons I recently moved to Wordpress)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Yes, Blogger went on the fritz last week. I lost a lot of stuff that I had written in draft, and then the posts published without my knowing that the edits were gone! Very frustrating.

Idaho Quilter said...

I caught the 6 pointed star bug from you, I have been tempted by the hexies. But when I seen your stars I was smitten. I ordered patis today one & half inch , I can't wait to get them.....What size is yours?

Tiffaney said...

These stars are adorable. I am addicted and have ordered my Quilt Patis.

Josefina said...

I like your beautiful work.
Congratulation.
have a good day
Josefina
tijeras y cuchara wordpress.com