Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wish Upon A Star!

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Welcome! Today is my day to show you what I did for the Wish Upon A Star blog hop! First, let me thank Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for organizing another wonderful blog hop! Thank you!!  I have been super busy and all wrapped up in International Quilt Market prep so working on this project was a nice little break for me! As you read this, I will have just returned home from Portland, Oregon. I hope to share with you tons of pictures in a few days. After I collapse on the couch for a day or two and catch up on my puppy snuggles...

So for today's hop I made a project that's really challenged me for the style. I used fabric that is a bit out of my wheelhouse. I bought a fat quarter bundle of Cotton and Steel at Market last year during sample spree. I love the prints but it's a bit modern for me. But I love it. Didn't know what I would do with it but while at retreat I made a lap quilt. A giant star lap quilt. 

After I pieced my giant block, I decided to do channel quilting on it.

I love the look of this style quilting, plus it's soooo easy!

I used all my scraps to make the binding.


I love scrappy binding!

Ta da!!! My star quilt made out of Cotton and Steel fabric...

I also made a scrappy backing, I didn't want to waste any little bit of it.
This quilt is already Maddie approved. See her in the corner! She already wanted to snuggle in it!


53 comments:

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  2. At first I was wondering when I was going to see the stars. I love giant stars and I like how yours turned out. I'm not good at naming anything, so I can't think of anything. Maybe "Whispering Thoughts".

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  3. Lovely quilt.. thoughts for a name... Star-Crossed ... Love how you did the back of the quilt also.

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  4. Beautiful quilt. I love how you used every single piece of fabric!

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  5. I love your giant 'star studded' quilt! I love scrappy bindings.

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  6. Great star block! It makes a good full sized quilt.

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  7. Very pretty...the quilt and the fabrics!

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  8. What a great lap quilt. Your foray into modern fabrics was worth it.

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  9. Very pretty. Maybe you could name it Quiet Star. It reminds me of a soft star instead a bold star.

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  10. Great way to show off pretty fabrics! I like the suggestions of star crossed or star studded.

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  11. I think since Maddie loves it so much you could call it "Maddie's Star." Whatever you call it, it is a beautiful star quilt! I love the fabrics and the quilting was perfect for it. I'm glad you made it home safely from Quilt Market and can get back to your puppy snuggles. Thanks for being a star today in the blog hop sweet friend!

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  12. Hi Cindy,
    I'll have to pop back and hear about your experiences at Market! This is the perfect time to share this quilt. I'm not familiar with the term channel quilting? Is that similar to straight line? Whatever it is, it looks fabulous and a good choice for this pattern. My favorite picture is the one with your fabulous quilt holder doing a great job with Maddie photo bombing the shot. I would name it Maddie's Maven as I believe she is a connoisseur of great quilts. Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  13. love your choice of stars for this quilt. It worked really well with the fabric choice. now go snuggle with that big mush of yours, you both need it after the trip.

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  14. Star Burst comes to mind when I see your star. Great pattern.

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  15. What a fun star quilt. Those are fabrics way out of my wheelhouse too, but I LOVE it!

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  16. Very pretty! Great use of out of your wheelhouse fabric! Enjoy your snuggles!

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  17. Love your star block. Star Cross - I not only see a star, but I see a cross.

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  18. Love this lap quilt....as Maddie loves it too, I think Maddies Star is a great name for it!

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  19. Great quilt. Since it was a bundle from Quilt Market Sample Spree. Market Spree Star.

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  20. this has turned out so pretty. i really like how you used the same fabrics for a binding.

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  21. I am terrible at naming my quilts so I will just say I LOVE the quilt. The channel quilting is great and I have never used it on my long arm. This is going to change the way I quilt, especially modern looking quilts. Love the scrappy back and binding. Thanks, Cindy

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  22. Very, very cool!!! I love scrappy binding too :) xx

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  23. What a great project. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you tomorrow at my stop.

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  24. Another suggestion for a quilt name is "Stellar Star."

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  25. It's a great use for the fabric designs, and a wonderful finish. Wait a while, and it will name itself. =)

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  26. "Stars and Stripes" It's always good to step out of our comfort zone. It's a great quilt and I can see it in red, white, and blue.

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  27. I like having one block for small (smaller than a bed) quilt. Your quilting was a nice choice.

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  28. " Animated" as that is a synonym for steeled , or prepared, and a nod to the Cotton and Steel fabrics you used, and you are animated,( I always think of that word as enthused ) in the fabrics design, and finish, this is a beauty.

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  29. Great job I have been using more gray lately. ..I have a friend who puts her left overs on her quilt too..Keeps the scraps down... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  30. Names are always so personal. I would go for something creative like Create a Star.

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  31. Starburst (like the candy!)
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  32. Heartstring Star - The heart pulled at my heartstrings. The stripe fabric pulled by eyes out to the sides and I loved what looks like a huge heart, just great to feel wrapped up in and feel snuggled.

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  33. Lovely Star! (for the name of the pattern but also because it is!) Great choice of binding. I forget to do scrappy bindings but they looks so good.

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  34. Nine Patch Star. It looks really nice.

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  35. I would name it Snowflake Star. I looked at it for quite awhile trying to figure out what it reminded me of and then it came to me a snowflake. Snowflakes can look the same but are actually different. I think it is the way the fabrics play against and with each other.

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  36. I love your quilt. I have not used Cotton and Steel fabric in a project yet but I have wanted to for some time.

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  37. Cool quilt! How bout Pop Star!? Quilting & fabric does make it "pop" :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

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  38. Very creative star quilt. Love the fabrics!

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  39. "Cotton Candy Star" is what popped into my head, but really, I think OhioLori's suggestion is better. :)

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  40. Great star! It's fun to experiment with something out of the usual range, isn't it!

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  41. What a fun way to use your fabric bundle from Market! I think you paired the modern fabrics very nicely with other fabrics to make your lap quilt have that cozy feeling. I'm not so good with names, but my suggestion would be Cozy Star.

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  42. I am always at a loss when it comes to piecing the back of quilts, but I really like the way you varied the placement of your "left overs." I think the quilt should be named "Wishing Star." I think all of us have wished on a star at least once in our lives.

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  43. What a lovely quilt! I have never thought of using a variety of scraps for the binding. It works so very well with this quilt. I would name it Bewildered Star because you didn't know what you would do with the fabric.

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  44. Super fun star - love your fabrics!

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  45. Love it!! I would name it Doodle Star.

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  46. Your star quilt is beautiful!

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