Have you all been over to Amy at Amy’s Creative Side?  It is time for the quilt festival – this is actually the last day to enter.  I was trying so hard to get done with Star Crazy as I wanted to enter it in the festival – and I made it!!

Star Crazy is done Smile  This quilt top was begun 2 1/2 years ago – it was a BOM featured on the Quilt Show, and designed by Sue Garman.  Once a month in the year 2010 I would print out the directions and get busy sewing the blocks for the month.   I decided that I wanted my quilt to be bigger than what the original pattern was and I added a 10 inch cream border all the way around the quilt and I made the corners curved just because I wanted to.

By January of 2011 every thing was pieced and put together.  BUT I already had a quilt on my hand quilting frame so it had to wait, and wait and wait.  It went on the frame December 18, 2011 and I took it off the frame May 18, 2012 – 5 months to the day I had finished the hand quilting.  I have been working with the binding the last several days and here it is the last day to make an entry for the show and I have it finished!

A little over 250 hours of work went into this baby!  120 hours of piecing and 132 hours of hand quilting.  Along with the binding I’m sure I could safely say I have spent 260 hours on this quilt – it will be on my bed now for awhile before it gets switched out – I intend to enjoy it for some time before (if) it gets passed on to anyone else.  Finished measurement is 95 x 95 inches (good thing I made it 100 x 100 to begin with – I think fabric is shrinking more than it used to! good thing I love that antique crinkly look – love it as a matter of fact)

So TaDa – here is my scrappy hand quilted version of Star Crazy:






Forgive all the wrinkles – I had just taken it out of the dryer and got busy taking photos.  I probably did over kill on the quilting in the pieced area, once I got started I had to continue – part way through I had wished I hadn’t decided to do that.  I have lost track of how many queen size quilts I have hand quilted now – this bed sure has seen a change of quilts over the years!

29 Responses to “Bloggers Quilt Festival–Star Crazy”

  1. It’s marvellous!!! Well done!!
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  2. For all the work you put into it I feel like I should say something more than:
    It’s spectacular!

    But, that’s it. I loved watching it come together and it’s beautiful.
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  3. I just knew I was going to love “my” quilt when it was done. You should be very proud of this quilt as it is gorgeous!!! And just look at all that hand quilting. Yikes!!! Wonder just how many stitches are in that quilt? Don’t even want to think about that! So, OK, you can use it on your bed for awhile. Just let me know when you are tired of it and I will make arrangements with “Mom” to visit and pick it up. lol, lol, lol Anyway, I do so hope that the family member who eventually receives this quilt appreciates it as much as your blog readers seem to. Wondered if you have any local quilt shows coming up in the near future that you could enter this in? I would be nice for others to see it up close and personal.

  4. It’s just gorgeous. The time and effort shows!
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  5. Oh wow, you were very quick with the binding. The quilt looks fantastic! I love how the big light border makes the colorful stars “pop”. And it fits your bed perfectly.
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  6. I just saw your post over on Star Crazy Log, too.
    congratulations on such an amazing finish!
    I celebrate with you!
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  7. Oh my goodness is this beautiful! Great job on all of it. I had thought about doing this quilt, and then didn’t get signed up in time. I now found it as a BOM at Homestead Hearth and I’ve been trying to decide. Yours is absolutely gorgeous!
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  8. Fantastic! Congratulations of getting it done in time. Hope you win big with it
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  9. It looks beautiful on your bed! Another beautiful job! Iknw you are excited for another completed project!

  10. Spectacular!!! In a day and age of quick completions, you have my ‘homage’! Beyond words!!!! Hugs, D
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  11. Wow, you were quick with the binding. Star Crazy is spectacular, beautiful, stunning, you get the idea don’t you. I’ve really enjoyed following the progress of this quilt.
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  12. Love your quilt…beautiful fabrics and wonderful quilting!
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  13. love those stars
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  14. Oh Karen, it is just beautiful, your quilting is lovely and the finished product soooo gorgeous. You are truly an artist.
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  15. Really beautiful and looks lovely on the bed!!!

  16. WOW!! You have done a beautiful job. This is so stunning. It’s nice that you keep track of your time spent. What a great sense of accomplishment. I can’t wait to see all your next projects too…..you really make me want to keep trying to hand quilt. Thanks for sharing your work. Deanna

  17. This is just beautiful! So much hand quilting! I have only done it on my wall hanging and love it, this is making me think more and more about doing it on a larger quilt.
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  18. regina chronister
    May 22nd, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I think it is perfect and I love all the quilting.

  19. Fabulous! I absolutely love it.
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  20. LOVE IT! You did a fabulous job!
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  21. Truly an amazing quilt! The colors and design are wonderful and the hand quilting is out of this world!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie
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  22. beautiful! well done!! looks great on the bed
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  23. It’s stunning! So much work, but so worth it.

  24. So Beautiful. You did a great job.
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  25. Your quilting is just amazing! I am thoroughly impressed!

  26. It’s stunning! All that work really paid off with a beautiful quilt. And you were really quick with the binding!
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  27. As a fellow hand piecer and hand quilter I can really appreciate all the work that went into this lovely quilt.
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  28. this is a fabulous quilt…i love star quilts

  29. A very beautiful quilt! Great that you hand stitched it. The stitching looks fabulous. My wife has been quilting for 30+ years, and of course for most of them she hand stitched all her quilts, usually with the help of her mother, who hand stitched quilts all her life. Since people started setting up long arm sewing machine businesses, my wife now hand sews ony some baby quilts, and the occasional special quilt.
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