Sunday, June 26, 2011

OH my GOODness...

Star Jewels is done!

The Kona lagoon was a tad sneaky when it came time to photographing it.  The true color was not in attendance.  Probably the best photo above! 
For the quilting I chose Garnet Gutermann thread since that wasn't as prevalent in the quilt top and I think it worked out well.  View from the back and see that lagoon changing before your eyes;)  I am good aren't I --he,he...
minimal quilting efforts really due to the star taking the show on its own so beautifully
I added an extra 6" border too so it would drape nicely on the queen size bed .  Remember this is for our guest bedroom.
Binding is the Kona spice again to tie everything else in.  The hubs got in on that decision too--he is great,isn't he:)  I am really pleased with it this time too.  I finally got the technique down and it lays flat.  This was not the case in the last 2-3 quilts sorry to those who received my bumpy oopsies!
Indoors was no help either for the lagoon:(    I love her anyway!!  Some geometric lines were added inside the lagoon triangles for some fun designs.
A few very organic lines to add some rays coming off the star.
And a french seamed pillowcase I made with some leftover garnet fabric.


She measures 88x88 square and she wasn't short on frustrations for me, but with only a few diamonds that weren't completely matched,she came out safely and is now ready to be loved by all of our guests.  

Don't ya'll just love quilting!!!!

P.S.  Thanks for the pattern Bec you have pushed me out of my boundaries;) 









20 comments:

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Sara! It's stunning!!!

Li de Liége said...

Oi Sara, também tenho Jesus Cristo como meu Senhor e Salvador!!!!
Gostei de ler teu perfil. Glórias ao Nosso Deus!!!!
liége

Sarah Craig said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Sara! You did a great job while stretching!!

Rebecka said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You did a wonderful job on everyhing!!

Terriaw said...

This turned out fabulous! I love the colors you put together. And the quilting really shows off the star. You should be so proud to display this finish in your guest room!

The Hobbit said...

Beautiful work!! Have only dipped my little toe in quilting,maybe someday I'll jump in to a full size quilt or maybe I'll just watch all the great work my cyber quilters are doing. So nice if you to stop by and visit I'm enjoying meeting new bloggers on sew darn crafty.

P. said...

Nicely done! It's got such great color, and I really like the closely quilted lines on the diagonal.

chris | pickup some creativity said...

Wow, I love your striking design! The bright contrasting colors are fabulous.

laundryontheline said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! What a showpiece it will be for your guest room.

rubyslipperz said...

How FUN!!...bright, exciting colors. I would definitely feel "luved" sleeping under this quilt.

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Ashley said...

wow i cant believe how beautiful this is!!! you did a fantastic job:)

Teri Strange said...

Wow Sara! I LOVE- can't believe I get to see it in PERSON in less then 2 weeks!! Woo HOO!! Love you!!

Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That is just beautiful! You are truly talented :)

Bec said...

Sara!!!! Its AMAZING!! I even showed my hubby and he likes YOURS better than MINE!!!... It does look fantastic.. I think i agree with him. Can i show it on my blog at some point?? Add it to my flickr group! Its gorgeous xx Well DONE! xx

noga quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. The colors are amazing, and so is the design. Congratulations!

Stephany said...

Very pretty! Great job! I am definitely not brave enough to attempt one of those! (side note: remember when taking pics, indirect sunlight is best, like on a cloudy day or if you can't get one of those, in the shade on a sunny day!)

Mama Spark said...

Wow Sara, this is amazing!! You really outdid yourself this time!!!

Riel Nason said...

Sara, It has such punch and impact. Love the pattern and colours!

Kirsten N said...

This is a really beautiful quilt Sara - and such a lovely colour combination!!

susan said...

Great quilt. Love the colours - no matter which shade they appear in each photograph!