Friday, November 18, 2016

Star Value Quilt Finish!!!

So over Market, we were asked to share on Longest Work In Progress for the missing market # game.   And I have to say, I was a little blown away when I found that my Longest Work In Progress was from May of 2013 and was just sitting,  already basted with pins, waiting to be quilted.   Well, that was just what I needed to motivate a finish, and am super happy to be able to share my finished Star Value quilt today!!!!


This was a bee quilt, and the lovely ladies of the Beejeebers group from 2013 each made a block.  Aren't they just so happy and colorful!!! 


 I actually made a Star Value Block Tutorial way back in 2013 as well.   It has 5 different block size options and is super easy to follow.   You can find the Star Value Block Tutorial right here .      It is such a fantastic scrap buster!!!   (and it works perfect as leaders and enders as well :)  


So lets go back a minute to why this was my Longest Work in Progress.   What was the hold up on finishing this quilt??  You see, I had finished the quilt top and basted it with safety pins all ready to go.  But that was right about the time when we got the long arm and I was trying to learn the basics of quilting on it.  And ya, you don't baste with pins on a long arm.  I had always planned to still quilt this on my domestic machine, just to keep up practice with that.  Well, that little missing market party made me realize that it just wasn't happening.  So I loaded it on the long arm and removed the basting pins as I quilted along.  Easy fix :)    I opted for some favorite basic swirls in varying sizes.  I just love quilting swirls!!!


Then I went to my binding basket ;)  I keep all of my leftover bits from other bindings in a basket.  They are just perfect to make scrappy bindings for super happy scrappy quilts.  I just sewed bits together until I had a binding that was long enough, and it was already pressed and ready to go.  Yippee!!    And I just love the scrappy rainbow goodness that just matches the quilt perfectly ;)  


And finished.  Yippee!!  My oldest Work in Progress is now complete and I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out ;)  In fact, I think I might just need to be making another one to bust some more scraps.   So fun!!!  And again, if you want to make one as well, you can find the Star Value Block Tutorial right here :)  Just decide on how many blocks you want and get your scrap busting on ;)  


Thanks for popping in today and each day!!!!  I just love having this amazing space to share my creative journey with each of you.

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

P.S.  You might have noticed . . . we got our first snow of the season :)  

Linking up to Amanda's , Sarah's, and Myra's 


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24 comments:

  1. yay! I had my do.Good stitches circle make this quilt and it was one of my favorites! I'd love to do it again. Nice job!

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  2. Great finish! It just sparkles on the snow. Beautiful.

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  3. This is so much fun! My longest WIP is nearly half as old as I am, embarrassingly enough.

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  4. Almost a crime this wasn't finished sooner. But I hadn't found you in 2013, so yay! for delayed WIPs. I love this so much it's going to be hard to put this behind the things that need to get done for Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Love it! I'm going to go check out your tutorial.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Love the quilting too!

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  7. It looks great, the #missingmarket party turned out to be just the motivation you needed!

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  8. Melissa I love the blocks. It looks so beautiful. I have to go look at the block post.

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  9. I wondered if that was snow. We are approaching a record high temperature today at around 75 degrees, but we may have snow flurries tomorrow -- go figure! The quilt is beautiful and perfect on its snowy background.

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  10. It's so sparkly. I love it...and I enjoy reading about your creative journey!

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  11. Just a gorgeous quilt. Going to check out the tutorial and put this on my list for next year. And I thought that was snow! Here in Houston we are still sweltering- our first real cold front is about to arrive - low in the 40's! Ha! We are so excited!

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  12. I love the quilt! I thought that was sand, not snow.

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  13. It's beautiful! I love scrappy quilts like this!!

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  14. loving this quilt and thanks for the tutorial I have downloaded it.

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful! I've just downloaded the free pattern and am heading to my sewing room to cut some squares for my new (your old) leader/ender project. Thanks!

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  16. So glad you finished and shared this beauty! Thanks for the idea of saving binding scraps too!

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  17. I am glad you finished your beautiful quilt. I have a few quilts that have been stuffed away that are so close to being finished also. I have no idea why I did that to them, this tutorial makes me want to go pull them out and finish them.

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  18. Beautiful quilt! I keep pieces of leftover bindings in a clear box always ready to use for a scrappy project.

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  19. Turned out beautifully. Better late than never. Well worth waiting for!!!

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  20. As soon as I saw the first pic I was hoping for a pattern or tutorial! You did not disappoint - bookmarked! And I WISH my oldest UFO was from 2013 - lol.

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  21. That's too pretty to sit unfinished! Yeah for a finish!

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  22. Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial and congrats on a lovely finish!

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

Melissa