Sunday, April 22, 2007

Change of pace

I decided I am going to finish the Star Struck quilt. I had grand plans to make it 12x12 blocks, but I settled for 6x9. Given the fact that I haven't touched it in almost a year, it was time to do something. Plus, it was a nice break from the hearts and all those itty bitty pieces! :)

With borders, it measure 56x80. Good lap sized quilt. Maybe it's closer to twin size for the average person, but given the fact that I'm 5'10" and in the SHORTER half of the family (my side), I'm used to going the extra length. :)

Tomorrow is the Sew-In! I have no idea what I'm going to bring (handwork), but there's going to be a Pampered Chef party, so it'll be interesting to see if I find anything worthy for my tiny kitchen. :)

Leah

17 comments:

joyce said...

Very nice. I like the way the black sets off the colors and your border picks up all the colors of the blocks.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow, that a very striking quilt. Your border fabric is perfect - great job!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I hadn't seen this one before, I love it! The border fabric is just PERFECT!

Have fun at your sew-in...I'll be unpacking.

Nancy said...

I've downsized a few projects myself lately. Smaller and DONE is better than sitting on a shelf in pieces parts for years.

deputyswife said...

Black backkground quilts are my favorite. It looks absolutely beautiful!!!

atet said...

Love the colors in this one -- and yes, smaller and done is much better than on the shelf for years.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

First Jeanne shows us her R/W/B Star Stuck and now you show us yours using your hand died fabrics!!! Does this quilt look great in both combos or what??@!@#@ :c)

I know you showed us that boarder before but I have to say again that it is PERFECT!!! Great job and I think that a finished lap quilt is much better anyday than a UFO. :c)

oh, I can think of a few handy must-have-gadgets from PC if you need some ideas :) Your Sew-In / PC party will be a lot of fun tomorrow night! ~Bonnie

Mama Koch said...

Looks perfect! This pattern is on my list-to-do too.

Especially looks good FINISHED! and...I'm taller than you, so mine have to be "good-sized" too!

Peggy said...

This one is a keeper!!! Love the colors, and design. WOW!

Helen in the UK said...

I remember this quilt from your blog before - I LOVE IT!! So glad you decided to get the top finished. Beautiful colours that really shine with the dark background :)

Dawn said...

Oh yes - this is one of my favorites of yours! I just love the colors! I didn't know you were that tall! Coming from a shortie that is really tall to me!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love the secondary patterns in this and how the black makes the other colours jump, Tracey

Meredith said...

How beautiful, Leah!

Anonymous said...

I love the star struck and hearts quilts... you do such wonderful work.

Kathy in MD (Stashbusters)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

A long lap quilt is always a great idea for tall people! We are tall in my family and I always put on extra length. When Mom built a house she put in extra high kitchen counters with a lower counter for kneading bread. Anyway, your quilt is wonderful! Love how the border fabric ties in with all your great quilting fabrics too.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Elaine Adair said...

This black/sherbet colors is stunning! Why ever did you not finish it? Not finishing is such a mystery. But this is just lovely - thanks for the post.

Beth said...

Nice job!