Thursday, January 19, 2017

1st Finish for 2017 (Angela's Star Quilt)

It's amazing.  I'm amazed that I finally finished this quilt as it took so many years!
And I'm amazed that I have learned to put together a quilt like this.


I started it 17 years ago for my daughter Angela.  
It started as just an idea - a black quilt with purple star blocks. 
4 of the blocks came from a BOM program at the local quilt store.   I didn't continue going so I knew I would have to find more blocks from other sources.

Later I figured out I would need to put them together - silly but I was a beginner and didn't think about those kinds of things.  And I didn't know about "settings".  Several years later I found the center block - a feathered star tutorial from Molly's Place online.

And then several years after that I found my additional Star blocks in a magazine they are Judy Martin's design.  Like this snail tail star block.

It took a several years quilting other quilts before I started quilting on this one.  

And

Now 

It is COMPLETE!

It will look better in Angela's room - with her purple accents.

I've been blogging about this quilt off and on for years.
Now I can cross it off my UFO list on my sidebar.  YAY!!!

Happy Stitching,
Linda - Enjoying the 1st finish of the year.

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10 comments:

  1. Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you broke the news gently to Angela! Linda, your perseverance paid off with a beautiful quilt. And you learned so much along the way. What a masterpiece.

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  2. A finish is always a joy but this one is especially lovely. I'm envious you can still quilt on black; I gave it up years ago. Beautiful feathered star. And such pretty FMQ. Congratulations.

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  3. It's amazing! Congratulations on your finish!

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  4. Kudos to you, lovely Linda!! Angela's quilt is amazingly beautiful; in design, in colour and pattern. Oh and the quilting is sublime! I bow down to you. Just a little aside.....LOVE your bed!!

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  5. Good on you for continuing with Angela's quilt over sew many years. It's amazing and worth all your work. I'm sure she will treasure it.

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  6. Well done. I'm still tinkering with my daughter's one I started years ago by hand - she would keep growing! That was my first ever and a how not to do patchwork! So to placate her I've been throwing a mix of fabrics she chose about 10 years ago together to make starry blocks. I must get cracking and at least finish it this year!!! Yours is a beautiful quilt. Happy days for your daughter!

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  7. OH WOW--what a truly beautiful quilt--so it took you a while to make--but you kept at it and now look--a prize winning quilt!!
    Enjoy the moments-di

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  8. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! It's always nice to look back and see how far we've come.

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  9. Wow, congratulations. What a fantastic feeling that must have been, to FINALLY finish such a drawn out project, but absolutely worth the wait and time and patience. It's beautiful.

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  10. What an amazing accomplisment! I really admire your determination to finish such a big project! And it is so beautiful. I hope you'll enter it into a quilt show: it needs to be shown so other people can enjoy it. Hugs, H

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