Wednesday, August 03, 2011

oh my stars! progress

I've been working slowly and surely on my oh my stars! quilt. My husband thinks this would make a good king size quilt. I totally agree, but I'm not sure my arms can handle it. :) For now I'm just taking it one row at a time and I'll see where it goes.
I sure do love it so far! The way the white fabric pops just makes me smile.

The specifics of the quilt can be found in this post.

102 comments:

Chateaudepaixinn said...

That looks amazing. A lot of work!

Chris said...

Gorgeous! I just love it.

Katrina said...

It would be beautiful as a King size quilt. It is beautiful now! Thank you for sharing your progress. It is fun to watch it come together. :)

Erin @ InvisibleGirl.Org said...

Very cute! I hope to attempt one of these some day :)

jlk said...

Maybe your husband can sew a few blocks. Maybe then he would downgrade on size ;)

Dawn N. said...

I love love love love it. Beautiful!

Sharon said...

I am loving it too. I hope to do my own one day. I love your get-up-and-go!

Samantha said...

Wow, I think about doing something like this but always chicken out. It is amazing!!!

tina said...

So beautiful!!! Love it!

quiltercaroline said...

It is looking lovely - I think it will make a beautiful quilt of whatever size you want to make.

aneela said...

It's so beautiful already (but I feel for your arms!)

VivJM said...

It's looking great! King-sized sounds ambitious but go for it (if you don't get fed up before then!!)

Patchwork Penguin said...

I so do not need another hand project... but this is so cool!!! How big are the diamonds you are using????

It really looks lovely!

Leila said...

I am "almost" finished with my king sized hexagon quilt. Almost meaning only a month or two? :) I might have to make a star quilt next. Yours is beautiful!

I have not started the 36 patch quilt, but I have to say that I love how it is coming along. It is going to be so fun and cheery!

Kelli said...

I LOVE this!!! Such happy colors. Look forward to following its progress. :)

Timi said...

Wow!!! I've never seen quilt like this before! It's fantastic!!!

Kim said...

Wait!
You started this in April and you have all these stars finished?
This is not slow!
Enjoy the process and allow it to go on for when you need some hand work...it will be a lovely family heirloom too.

It is just beautiful.
Happy Sewing

Teresa said...

This is so cool!! How are you doing it? English paper piecing or just hand piecing??

Don't you love it when hubby's get interested in the hand projects and want huge versions?!? I remember when I finished my Civil War Bride quilt, my husband commented that it wasn't big enough for the bed...like I was going to let him actually sleep under it or something! LOL

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Lesly said...

Looking good! Keep it up - you never know how big it will get. Here's mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadewoolley/5738259018/in/pool-1535555@N21

Sara said...

keep going and you won't regret it!It is so cute!!

thea said...

King size?! Wow. It is beautiful!

Mary said...

I have this pattern for a crochet afghan, it turned out so pretty, your's is beautiful too!

Karen said...

How I LOVE these stars! Looks like a lot of work. I'm thinking table runner sized for me.....maybe this winter.

Karen

Kristen said...

This is beautiful! I have an old star hand-pieced UFO I should get out. I wish I had thought of paper piecing at the time. That is very clever! :) Are you going for a quilt with no duplicates?

summerfete said...

Not sure how big your stars are?
You mat get a bit fed up sewing a kingsize.

I made mine quite big and ended up with a double, and I was thankful when I finished!

sewkalico said...

It look fabulous. It makes me want to make one as my next handwork project. How do I start? LOL (This from a woman who has 2 huge mega handwork projects in a very unfinished state!!)

Angela {fussycut} said...

absolutely gorgeous. I am completely in love!

a little bit biased said...

love that quilt! good job on your progress!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great progress. It's going to be beautiful. Funny that Kevin thinks king-sized would be a nice idea. Easy for HIM to say, right?

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful!!!

Diane N said...

I LOVE it! It would make a beautiful king size quilt...but that would be a LOT of work!

Stormy said...

My mom and my grandma both made star quilts just like this one around 20 years ago and they gave me the extra pieces! (They cut all the pieces using a template.) This has got me thinking about pulling out those old diamond scraps. Thanks so much for your post. I'm inspired.

AmberLou said...

Amazing. You are so hardcore!

Kelli said...

I love it!! I would love to have one of these one day. Yours looks so great.

Julia said...

now that is beautiful!!! :) i love it!

Vicki said...

Just wow! Now I know what my next hand pieced quilt will be, if I ever finish my tumbling blocks quilt!

carol said...

E-gads, talk about commitment!

Momma Yen said...
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Momma Yen said...

Wow!! Very beautiful! I think your husband is right. And I deffinantly think it will be worth all the work you are putting into it! Amazing!

Katharine said...

Oh this is every a quilt should be. I just love it.

Deb said...

That is truly lovely. I've done paper piecing before (it's how I got into quilting) but not just hand piecing. However that is about to change as I'm cutting out my first to-be hand pieced project - the dresden quilt from Material Obsession 2. With spring coming, I think it will be the perfect project to drag about the place. Also I notice my love for little pieces is growing!

Cindy said...

Love It! Maybe I'll attempt this one after I finish my Grandma's Flower Garden!

Lori said...

It's absolutely beautiful! It would be a beautiful king quilt!

Jessica said...

i love how it's coming along! i have been piecing hexagons and boy, are my fingers sore.. this is definitely a long-term project..

Jen said...

I love the white fabric pops too! You are doing a great job!

Mommarock said...

I like it a LOT!

Vicki B said...

all I can say is WOW! Good for you - tis beautiful!

Sue said...

That is going to be the coolest quilt! Love it.

Robin said...

love it. Each time you post about this quilt I tell myself I'm going to make one. You're an inspiration

Karen said...

Such a bright and happy quilt. You will love it regardless of how big it is!

bethanndodd said...

You are one very patiient lady...well worth it though...so pretty! Smiles~Beth

Connie said...

I'll ditto the WOW!s above -- simply beautiful.

PinkGranny said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute!

Terriaw said...

Your star project is much farther along that I realized. It looks fabulous! I can't imagine this in a King size, but if anyone can do it, YOU can! It will be stunning no matter what size you decide.

carolyn said...

I've been making mine since early may and it will be a queen...I'm a little over half way done and I have to be careful as my hands start yo hurt so easy does it...you don't have to finish it this year!
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Kim with a K said...

Wow!!!
Beautiful!!!
Amazing!!!

Barbara Snyder said...

just beautiful! so intricate, must be a time consuming project! can't wait to see the whole process!

Maria said...

Your star quilt top is looking fantastic. love the fabrics.

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

This is going to be amazing when it's done!! Heck, it is amazing now : ) Can't wait to see the finished product.

Brooke said...

I really enjoy seeing ALL the projects you work on, but I have to say, this one really tops my list of favorites. I hope you will continue to show glimpses of the progress! Looks great!

Candy said...

I forgot you were doing this! It is beautiful. And Inspiring. Thanks!

Betsy said...

I love it!

Cille said...

It's great and happy quilt. Love the colorful statement.

I'm just finishing off a star quilt as well... but mine didn't make it to a kings size. My patience was put to a test as it was already ;)

Edith said...

Love it! You are sewing a lot faster than I. :-)

SewSister said...

Wow! Did I miss the tutorial on how to make these? I love hand sewing and this looks to be right up that alley.

Gorgeous, I love it!

Sarah McGrath said...

Gorgeous! I'd like to try this myself!

Margaret said...

I love your stars and the white diamonds give the stars some breathing room in the design. Great work!

Josie McRazie said...

It is coming along quite nicely! Keep it up!

Thimbleanna said...

Will you please stop posting these amazing quilts -- you're killing me here! I can't keep up with what I have started -- Gah!!!

I LOVE LOVE these stars! If I ever get my yoyos done, I'm so torn whether to go with hexagons or stars. Oh, the torture!!!

Loree said...

You have inspired me. I started cutting out my diamonds last night so I can make one too.

Kim said...

I *love* this...might have to be my next project!

Clair said...

I sure like it but I would not recommend a king size quilt for so much handwork.

Andrea, the little collector said...

Jessica would be so proud! Heck, I'm so proud!!! Look at those stars go and grow!

mjwolanin said...

Thanks for showing your progress! I have a king size project going that I'm doing in spurts and this is giving me hope! No matter what size, your quilt will be awesome!

Kayleem said...

I have an Irish chain I'm hand sewing that one day will be a king sized quilt one day...http://www.flickr.com/photos/50596757@N06/5580141496/in/photostream

Deb said...

WOW, they're beautiful!

thisyearsdozen said...

It is awesome!!

Sewjournal said...

Keep going, they look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

That is going to be breathtaking when it's finished!

QuiltinMama said...

Hubby wants a king-sized quilt? Put that man to work!

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing! WOW - that's a LOT of fussy work! I've never designed a quilt or anything before, but I can't help look at this close-up and wonder if the same effect can be achieved in strip quilting fashion where each row of stars is made from 4 strips..row 1: white diamonds & colored triangles, row 2 : white triangles & colored trapezoids, row 3: white triangles & colored trapezoids in opposing direction, row 4 : white diamonds & colored triangles again. It would be a lot of lining up and accurate cutting, but seems like it wouldn't be any more fussy than this method... just wondering...

Either way, BEAUTIFUL!!!

- limivadygirl

Aunite Kris said...

Urrgh! Now I want to start one of these, too. I gotta stop following your blog! I can see it would be nice for something to do in the car on long trips. A lot more productive than reading a book... or sleeping, I think I might cut up some 50 cent plastic folders and go to it. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Bonnie said...

Wow this is super pretty. I just love it!

Someday said...

Oh my stars is right! It's super cool and - AS ALWAYS - I love your color choices and the way you combine them.

Pen Pen said...

Gorgeous... love all the color! Are you hand piecing this? I would imagine that would be the only way to put it together, right? anyway, I have been dreaming of making a scrappy quilt with lots of colors and using white as the background to make it POP... I love this!!!

Pen Pen said...

ok... just answered my own question. I clicked on the specifics of this quilt "post" and saw the answer. Love it!

Denice said...

I'm working on one too. Can you show us the back? I have all sorts of tails and not exactly sure how to trim. It's way too bulky as it is. I've run out of quilt patis so I'm forced to sew my stars together. I'm LOVING it! Thanks for the link to the YouTube video AND especially for the inspiration. I'll have to send you a pic when a get a few more of these little beauties sewn together.

cath said...

Hello
I love this method .LIke "jardin de grand mère"(grand'ma's garden ??)but look more modern !
What is the size of the templates ? And where can I buy it please ?
I'm french , and in France, I have only the size 3.8 cm for the side of the losange.
I've bought the book "fresh fabrics treats "and I LOVE your stars !!!But
it's very difficult to find turnovers, I'll cut my fabrics ...
Thank you for your blog !!
I went to USA , and at Cannon Beach, in the lovely quilt fabrics shop, the sellers knew your blog and love it too.
Excuse me for my english !!
Cath

Barb said...

Oh good grief I love it-but what a lot of work!!

Ear plugs howard leight said...

It is wonderful to sharing with us these type of information. I am also planning to make it for my sister on her birtday gift. The colour selection is perfect.

KatieQ said...

I can certainly understand your husband wanting this to be a king size quilt. It's beautiful!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

This is stunning!! This is going to be added to my "someday" list.
Maybe hubby could learn how to do this quilt and help you. :o)
Deborah

Annalia said...

I think your husband might hate you...those pieces look tiny! :)

Maybe it could be a throw to sit on the end of a different king-sized quilt?

Jean said...

Wow that is awesome! I think maybe your husband would like to help, that way it will get bigger faster? lol

quirky granola girl said...

this is so beautiful that it makes my heart ache to look at it. ::sigh::
it really is so dreamy....

Needle little Balance said...

OMG! I want to have a quilt like this! Maybe I should try with equilateral triangles and use my sewing machine?

mamypatch said...

Je quilte les" seven sisters" en ce moment:-)

pratima said...

This is so beautiful. It'll be stunning as a bed sized quilt!

Farmyard Crafts said...

I'm doing the hexagon flower one... I've got enough for a table runner... should I stop there?! Your stars look great!

twin fibers said...

Those are so amazing! I just love what you have done so far!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, yeah. It's spectacular. It looks like a lot of fun!

Jennifer said...

I have just started my foray into paper piecing with a hexagon project (it's actually going to be part hexagons, part strips, so we'll see how I can manage that... my own designs are often more ambitious than my abilities!) and I really enjoy it. I think I am going to work on a star design made of triangles like this one next, because yours is turning out really pretty.