Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quilting Behind...Again

I finally got back to AmandaJean's seeing stars quilt-a-long. I've been behind for so long, I was determined to get back to it. I made 2 of blocks 10, 12, and 13. Haven't made 11 yet, but I'm not sure I'll need it. I picked my favorite 12 out of the 15 I've made and began experimenting with what to do next. I decided after I made 6 of the setting blocks (weeks ago) that I wasn't going to use them. I love the stars by themselves. This is what I've come up with. Each star is framed with a fabric from within the star and an additional white frame. I made them a bit more "jacquified" by skewing the frame a bit. They are now 18 inch blocks. I love the oversized block. For me it makes each star look like a separate painting. I would love to do this one without borders so I may need to make more stars. Right now it's 3 blocks by 4 blocks. It may depend on how much fabric I have left. I hope to finish framing all 12 blocks today. 5 done 7 to go!

32 comments:

nettie said...

I LOVE these! This quilt is going to look so great!

Blondie said...

I love them, too! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

audreypawdrey said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to remember this for the future, and it is going to be beautiful!

Sew Bee It said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the colors, and the individual borders make it very "Jacquie"! This is gonna be a sweet quilt:)

simplysewn said...

I love the fabric you chose. The framing is wonderful as well. How do you have them attached to the wall?

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love your fabrics and the frames are great! Over sized blocks are so fun because it seems to come together so quickly. Enjoy :)

Leanne said...

Love your fabrics....especially the green one in the bottom corner.

nicolette said...

You are so clever! I love the blocks and the idea to choose your favourite ones is great!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

These look great! It's going to be a beauty.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The stars look really effective with another border. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

KF said...

Beautiful colors!

Solveig said...

I love your stars! It will be a beautiful quilt.

Exuberant Color said...

I'm glad you jacquified it. It looks great.

Dana said...

That quilt is going to be breathtakiningly beautiful!

Mom said...

Wonderful idea. I have been wondering what I should do about my blocks too and making a border with fabric from inside is just the thing! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Sheridan said...

Brilliant idea! Looks fantastic - they look like works of art!

Simply This That and the Other... said...

Oh gosh those fabrics are beautiful. I could sit and stare at that quilt forever. And yes you're right. Each one like a painting. Beautiful.

upstateLisa said...

Love that term "Jaquiefied!" Lovely colors!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, this is going to be a beauty! I have saved all the block patterns but so far have not started (so many irons in the fire!!!). Yours is motivating me to get them out and at least think of fabric choices. Great job.

Tine said...

The star-blocks look awesome with their individual borders. Almost like little quilts in the quilt :-)

QuiltedSimple said...

Love them - great idea! I'm shooting for a king sized quilt for on our bed, so I'm doing the setting blocks and more borders. Can't wait to see how this looks all together!
Kris

MelissaS said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to see it done.

MichelleB said...

Just fabulous! What a great idea. I love them.

Nikki Schreiner said...

GORGEOUS! I just love the fabrics you used, I can't wait to see it all finished.

Cami said...

I love your version of the star quilt along. I like the idea of bordering the stars with the same color. It really makes them pop! Can't wait to see it finished.

annette said...

Great colour choices - and what a wonderful idea... hmm less setting blocks... not sure i've enough fabric to do what you have but definitely something to remember... for next time!

iknitipurl said...

They are beautiful.

Dawn said...

Hmmm...separate paintings. I love that description. And I love how you put your unique-ness into each block. Beautiful.

Sara said...

That looks so awesome! I wish I could come up with ideas like yours! Thanks for the congrats. J is still flying high!

Qubie said...

Great blocks. Love the colors and fabrics. We need to go shopping together sometime.

Rebekah said...

jacquified...so cute!

I love how the blocks look framed with the fabric from the stars. you have such a good eye for color and design!

amandajean said...

that is such a great idea for your stars!!! i love huge blocks like that, too. such great impact. I think I need to get off the computer and start sewing before your fabulous inspiration wears off!