A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 304,884
Currently Running With Scissors:
486 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Crossing Stars Quilt  (Read 5450 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
IamSusie
« on: January 22, 2009 06:55:15 AM »

I made this quilt about 10 years ago for my brother and his wife when they married. 


The pattern was on the cover of Quiltmaker Magazine on an issue they did on using color in quilts.  The pattern is called "Crossing Stars".



I machine pieced it and hand quilted the whole thing.  This was the last quilt that I ever quilted by hand.  I found that I hate doing hand quilting.  I was motivated to finish this project because I was excited to give it to my brother as a gift.  Brother and Sis-in-law like bright colors and have used this quilt in their living room for the last 10 years since receiving it.  I gave them permission to put it away if they want to.  They might retire it for awhile to an upstairs bedroom. 

The pattern is not nearly as complicated as it looks! 
« Last Edit: January 22, 2009 06:56:00 AM by IamSusie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

whoopdedoo_5
I can resist anything...except temptation :P
Offline Offline

Posts: 1277
Joined: 07-Apr-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 06:59:20 AM »

wow this is beautiful! I just finished my first hand quilted project and boy did it make my fingers hurt! my project was small so I am in awe of how u did this guy! love the colors too! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

BlairsBear
Offline Offline

Posts: 534
Joined: 16-Jul-2007

Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009 07:02:04 AM »

Beautiful.  Just lovely.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
myfairytalescomingtrue
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009 07:09:14 AM »

that is magnificent!  i agree with whoopdedoo_5, i am in awe with your patience!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy Store - Fantastic Fabrics at Discount Prices
http://www.JeLowe.etsy.com

My Blog
http://jelowe.blogspot.com/
murbeck
They call me a redneck, and I reckon that I am
Offline Offline

Posts: 3649
Joined: 16-Jan-2008

"the chief enemy of creativity is good sense"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009 07:14:05 AM »

Holy cow!  I don't usually like this busy of quilts or bright colors like that but I adore this quilt!!!!  I wouldn't change a thing and the fact that you HAND QUILTED it?!  Oh my gosh!  I was talking to my husband about hand quilting the other day and I said that while it would be amazing to do it, I just have no desire to muster up that patience.  Kudos!  Your brother must be so proud to own such a masterpiece!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"You are ALWAYS smiling"
"That's because I'm happy"

Facebook
I'm Wistful
I'm pinteresting!

What good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?
astormorray
I love looms.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1290
Joined: 08-Jun-2005

just spin the yarn.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009 07:16:51 AM »

beautiful.  I love rainbows.  Smiley  what a great pattern!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bluwave06
Tutorial Contributor

Fifties Twist
Offline Offline

Posts: 2417
Joined: 06-Mar-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 07:35:01 AM »

Wow, I love it!! The colors, your patience and the design all make a lovely quilt.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

chilly billy
Offline Offline

Posts: 128
Joined: 04-Dec-2008

...aka Charlotte.


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009 07:42:44 AM »

It's gorgeous!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

IamSusie
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009 08:14:41 AM »

Thanks!  My brother and his wife are great.  They like this quilt but don't think of it as such a masterpiece that they don't use it. It makes me happy to know that their kids have spilled applesauce on it and for awhile it was a favorite resting spot for their aging cats.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

shesxautomatic
Offline Offline

Posts: 296
Joined: 07-Jan-2006

my mom says i'm a catch.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009 09:10:48 AM »

oh, wow, that is gorgeous!!!  Shocked lucky recipients!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"i didn't mean to maim you.
i only meant to kill you."





www.lladybird.wordpress.com
www.wickedtomatofactory.etsy.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Jennifer Garner Goes Sexy to Celebrate Her First Fashion Campaign
Designer Looks For Less: Summer Shoe Trends For 2013
Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2013 ESPY Awards
Dressing Modestly in 2013
A New Way to Measure Bras
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.