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« on: January 06, 2012 01:55:48 PM »

This quilt was a gift for my aunt and uncle for Christmas. I made it following this tutorial. I love that big blocky look, but I I'd been taught quilt pieces could only be the width of your hand or smaller. Now I've made this quilt I feel comfortable working on a bigger scale. Anyways, on to the pictures!



I wish I'd taken more time with the photos -- I just took these with my iPhone and the colours are off, especially in the paler fabrics, which are not nearly so white. The fabrics for the star were all from Liberty of London and mostly Kaffe Fassett prints. I went to London in August and though that store is unbelieeeeeevably expensive, I had to get some fat quarters and off-cuts as souvenirs.



With my foot to show some sense of scale. Each square is 18"x18".



The back. You can see I didn't quilt it densely at all. I love that look, but I've been having a lot of trouble with puckering lately. I quilted the plain corner squares into eighths.



All folded up and ready to be shipped.



A closeup of the label. I embroidered it all myself and learned a lot of new stitches. T and T are my aunt and uncle's initials. It's a Sublime Stitching design.
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Lillibet
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 03:10:12 PM »

Well, I think I've just found the pattern for the next quilt I'm going to make! I've always loved the look of the star quilts, but never been able to face the thought of making star block upon star block upon star block... This looks like the best way to fix that!

I also think the fabrics you've chosen work really well, as the big prints don't get too overwhelming when used in big areas like that. Congratulations on your quilt, it's wonderful and I hope your aunt and uncle loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012 09:39:51 AM »

Always love star quilts, yours is great!  And a big wow on the label, it looks fantastic.
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Padester
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012 06:03:52 PM »

I love this idea!  I had been thinking about doing a huge star quilt for a while, but didn't want to take the time to work out the math of it . . . or whatever lazy excuse was keeping me from trying.  I may have to try this for my next quilt!  After I make my daughter a bathrobe and finish some other projects I have lined up!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012 08:42:02 PM »

Love your label!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012 11:59:49 PM »

This is such a fantastic idea, and as noted at the end of the tutorial, the technique can be applied to so many other blocks as well!

The size of squares as used here (18") is perfect for fat quarters, but you could also easily scale things up for an even larger quilt, or down and make two or three smaller-but-still-giant blocks for a rectangular quilt.

Oh, yeah, this definitely goes to the top of the list....
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012 11:16:10 AM »

I have heard of doing a block in a large scale but I had forgotten about it.  This would be an easy way to use up fabric and get some quilts made. Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012 02:27:52 PM »

awesome job, I like the mix of prints.
I love this pattern - I've made one quilt with it and have started a second - the scale of it is fun Smiley
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