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 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!