Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2012!!!!!

The Spring 2012 Blogger's Quilt Festival is here!!!!  This is only the most amazing linky party!!!  It is such a great opportunity to check out so many amazing blogs and welcome new friends to your own blog.   Thank you to Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side for hosting this each Spring and Fall!!!!


For this edition of Blogger's Quilt Festival I am sharing my STARS Quilt-A-Long Quilt!!!  Finally, I get to reveal the finish work :)  I had so much fun designing this quilt and even more fun hosting this Quilt-A-Long.   I just love meeting new people and making friends through this wonderful virtual quilting world!!


And I am so excited to share that I can now say there is a Printer Friendly Version of this Quilt-A-Long!!!  I have been getting some requests so I bit the bullet and set to work converting 110 pages down to 18 :)  I have uploaded the PDF to my Pattern Shop where it can be Downloaded for Free :)


So, I started this Quilt-A-Long last September, had a baby and then managed to finish the quilt top some time around Feb/March.  Then it sat on the shelf waiting to be quilted. (for a while) Until the beginning of this month when I went to play on a Long-Arm Machine!!  I posted all about that day here :)


I decided to really give the experience of Long Arm Quilting an all out go so I did my own Free Motion Quilting.  I tried a new design for me and did echoed tear drops and swirls.  It was so much fun!!!  And I am so happy with how it turned out.  Not bad for a first timer I figure :)


And now that it is all finished I have made my 6 year old daughter the happiest little girl!!!  She has been waiting for this for a while so I am just ecstatic that she loves it so much :)  And don't you just love how the Heirloom line totally matches her walls!!  Fabulous :)  


And of course, I couldn't show pictures of the quilt on her bed with her old Cinderella pillow case.  That would just spoil the whole effect.  So yesterday I whipped up 2 new pillow cases.  They are the perfect finishing touches :)  (Although, now I am thinking about doing one more decor pillow with a star on it :)


 And one final thing about this quilt that was a mistake but turned out to be, in my opinion, totally awesome!!!  So when I loaded this on to the rollers of the machine I came up a tiny bit short on my backing but only in the one corner.  I told them not to worry, I wasn't to concerned about the back.  So I quilted away and then went ahead and bound it. This is what shows up in that tiny corner :)  Just in case I ever forget the line or who designed it, Love it!!!!  And who knows, maybe someday this quilt really will be an heriloom.


So that's my STARS quilt!!!  If you are new, thank you so much for visiting.  If you are a regular Happy Quilting Reader, Thanks for all of your support!!!  Enjoy Blogger's Quilt Festival :)

Oh, and one last little note . . .  Since I am now officially done with this Quilt-A-Long it is probably time to start a new one . . . What do you think, are you ready to Quilt-A-Long???
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52 comments:

  1. melissa - your quilt came out beautiful! that was one of the best quilt alongs!

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  2. Your quilt is lovely, the quilting is great and it looks so nice on your daughter's bed.

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  3. Oh it is so pretty! I LOVE stars... and this one is just cozy and fresh.

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog and will keep an eye out for the next QAL :)

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  5. The quilt turned out fabulous! And LOVE the pillowcases, too. It's amazing how much a pillowcase ties it all together.

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  6. Your stars came out really cute.

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  7. I love star quilts and yours looks lovely!

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  8. What a fabulous quilt Melissa. I am impressed...a QAL and a baby!!! Wowzers! The whole package is beautiful...I can see that little star pillow now!

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  9. It looks really, really good, Melissa! And it does match the wall colour and the bed just perfectly!

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  10. This is really pretty. I love that you had to make matching pillowcases!

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  11. You quilt looks lovely and the FMQ design is my favourite to do, it always looks so nice. Hugs

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  12. This is very pretty. I love the matching pillowcases. Very clever.

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  13. It really is quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

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  14. Wow, this is just beautiful Melissa. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love this one! Such pretty fabrics and your star blocks are wonderful!

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  16. That looks absolutely fantastic on the bed!!! Love it!

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  17. Stunning finish! Love your quilting - are you sure it's your first one?!! LOL

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  18. Great quilt! Love the pattern and the colours.
    A new quilt along sounds interesting =D

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  19. Lovely stars

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have finished my quilt, but, it is not quilted yet.
    I CAN'T wait for the next quilt a long.
    The last one was soooo fun to do. It seems I always have a little klitch of some kind and it was funny to see yours and how you went with it.

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  21. It came out beautiful! I made one from your quilt-along and it is a wonderful pattern. I might make another someday, it's just so cute and looks good in any fabrics!

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  22. beautiful...i admire people who can sew start quilts...all those little triangles hurt my brain

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  23. Oh my! It's just lovely and it's gorgeous on your daughter's bed! That picture looks like it belongs in a catalog! I cannot imagine how much work it was to condense everything down to a printable format - thank you for doing that! I'm thinking QOV!

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  24. I'm glad she likes it. So pretty

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  25. It is super pretty! And isn't it wonderful when they love the quilt you made for them :)

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  26. Beautiful quilt. I love stars. The pattern is awesome and the fabrics,too.

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  27. Beautiful! I love that fabric line and the stars are so pretty! I really like the selvedge on the back :)

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  28. Your quilt is gorgeous - you can't beat a star quilt. And I love the matching pillow cases.

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  29. I like the off-kilter setting you used for the stars and those pillowcases - must borrow that idea!

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  30. It looks great! Congrats on finally getting it done! I love Heirloom--so pretty. Your quilting looks great too. Isn't it SO FUN to use a longarm?

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  31. Great quilt! When i started reading this, I thought to myself that I would have loved to have joined that quilt along so I was really happy when I then read about the printed version! I also think the little oops is so perfect!

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  32. Your quilt from the quilt-a-long is beautiful. I really enjoyed the quilt-a-long (and am still working on machine quilting my quilt) and look forward to another one. Thank you so much for the print version. I may make another one from the pattern, I enjoyed it so much!

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  33. I hate when the backing is too short. Good thing you didn't trim off those selvages first like I do. What are you thinking of for the next Quilt along?? Sounds fun.

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  34. Gorgeous quilt! Love your fabric choices.

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  35. Oh my! This is gorgeous, I especially like it on the bed, with the shams! So so pretty!

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  36. What a beautiful quilt! Love the close-ups that really show off the colors!

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  37. Really, really cute and I love it on the bed :)

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  38. Still loving this quilt. I think your pillows look pretty fab. A star accent pillow would rock it for sure.

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  39. Nice assortment of stars and fabrics. I like your quilt.

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  40. Beautiful! This is such a cheery and pretty quilt-- no wonder your daughter loves it! Congrats on a fabulous finish! :)

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  41. Gorgeous quilt! It's great to see it on a bed and loved by a delightful child.

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  42. Fantastic looking quilt with beautiful quilting, thanks for sharing!

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  43. Beautiful quilt. Amazing pattern. Congrats!

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  44. Your quilt is so pretty. Love all the stars!

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  45. wow, che pioggia di stelle stupenda!
    Ciao dall'italia

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa