Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival : Lucky Stars

I just love Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I love seeing so many amazing quilts and finding great new quilting friends and their amazing creations!!  Welcome to any new friends stopping by for the first time!!

I am so excited to share this new quilt that I made for the Moda Booth at International Quilt Market in Texas this weekend.  The quilt is called Lucky Stars. The pattern is by Vanessa Christensen and uses her new fabric line Color Me Happy.   And this quilt is so happy making!!



Lucky Stars was so much fun to make.  It looks complex but it really isn't, just lots of little squares to sew together.  It actually pieces really quick, which is good because I had about 4 days to make it :)  I just love how the stars pop out of that pixelated background :)


The quilt measures 54" x 72" so it is the perfect size to throw on while watching a movie or curling up in front of the fireplace :)  I can't wait for it to come home and wrap up in it :)  And yes, that makes it part of the Throw Quilts category for Blogger's Quilt Festival ;)  


I quilted this on the long-arm.  I have to admit, I was a little nervous.  I have only practiced about 5 quilts on the long-arm so far and this one was for market.  But I decided the only way I am going to get better is to just keep practicing so I went for it.   I decided in the background to do all over swirls in varying sizes.  (It is by far what I am most comfortable with :)



Then for the stars, I practiced with my trusty little ruler again.   By the time I got to the last star, I think it was just about perfect.  The others have a few little babbles here and there, but I am happy with it ;)  I love the fun designs you can create using just straight lines ;)  



 I had so much fun making this quilt and just love the way it turned out.  It is just such a fun design and just makes me smile ;)    Oh, If anyone at Market happens to see it hanging in the Moda booth, I would love it if you snapped a picture and sent it my way :) Thanks.


And Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my quilt.  Now pop on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out all of the amazing quilts!!! 


Also linking this finish up to Sarah's and Amanda's :)




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30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love this quilt and can't wait to make one for myself. Beautiful job with the quilting!

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  2. This quilt is beautiful! How did you do this in 4 days??? The fabrics are so pretty and you did an amazing job on the quilting.

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  3. You did a fantastic job, Melissa! The quilt is simply beautiful!!

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  4. Wow.. 4 days! It's a beautiful quilt :)

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  5. This is really lovely! I think the patchwork in the background and the stark negative space of the stars are wonderful. Great work.

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  6. Love it. Very happy indeed. I like the colors in the new line. Great job on the quilting. That is what I am working on. One of my partners is a longarmer... so I am working with her on boosting my confidence.
    Great job.

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  7. I think you did an amazing job! And you always amaze me.
    Beautiful quilt!

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  8. this is lovely, you did a fabulous job. love the swirls and stars, nice touch.

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  9. So pretty! Wish I could go to market and see it in person! :)

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  10. It's lovely - you should be proud to have that one at market! That stripey fabric adds a lot of texture to the background...

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  11. It looks great, and amazing job in 4 days!

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  12. Such a beautiful quilt! Well done!

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  13. I like the radiating diamonds in the center square of your star blocks.

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  14. I absolutely love it and can't wait to get my hands on some of that line. Nicely done.

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  15. It looks great. Lovely colours and fabrics.

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  16. Great quilt! I really like the bit of pink in with the turquoise and green.

    The quilting looks great too! I'd say you were getting the hang of that longarm pretty quickly!

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  17. Fun quilting! I love the pixelated background with the plain white stars. Very modern. Good luck!

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  18. So pretty. I'm going to Market on Monday so I will try and grab a picture of it :)

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  19. Fun! Very inspiring. I usually think colorful stars on white background! ")

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  20. Fun, negativ star, good idea!

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  21. Beautiful quilt. I love your quilting of it.

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  22. I am coming from Stunning Stitchin Sunday where my star quilt is being featured too. I love seeing the white stars on a background of happy patchwork squares. Amazing that you did this quilt in 4 days! You did a great job on the quilting too!

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  23. wow! You are a quick student of long arming. Perfect quilting for this happy quilt!

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  24. 4 days, 5 kids, do you ever sleep! I feel like a total slacker. So original and I will be following your blog.

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  25. Gorgeous, Melissa. I have loved all of Vanessa's ranges so far and this is no exception. The stars just pop on this quilt.

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  26. This quilt is beautiful, and your quilting really adds a nice touch to it.

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  27. I love the effect of the swirls in the pixilation behind the lined stars. Very cool.

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

Melissa