Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Lucky Stars--Finito!

So happy to be finished with this one! I sent my Innocent Crush stash to my VIBee friends and asked them to make star blocks for me. They sent back this collection. Thanks so much, ladies! I never would've had the patience or creativity to come up with these.
Lucky Stars
From the front, the quilting looks like random lines...

My Lucky Stars Back
But from the back, you can tell that I echo quilted this giant star. Thanks again to Kelly for this A+ quilting suggestion. I love it!! I used Jeni's tutorial for the giant star. I just made it a little smaller. I used the First Impressions print from Innocent Crush, plus some Kona Coal at the bottom to fill up the space.

My Lucky Stars binding detail
The binding is Kona Mulberry. (Kindly ignore the green sludge in the ditch in the background. I picked this industrial location to add an edgy quality to my photos. Just kidding, it's my backyard.)

My Lucky Stars
I'm pretty impressed that I remembered to include my VIBees label on the back!

Lucky Stars back

I'm linking up to Celebrate Color!
Celebrate Color

22 comments:

Debbie said...

Very cool! A great quilt to link up to "Celebrate Color!"

Becky said...

Gorgeous! It turned out fantastic. Love that the quilting focuses on the back!

**nicke... said...

very pretty! i love all of those beautiful stars!

Sarah said...

Love your stars! Fab quilt Katie :-)

Inspiredbyfelix said...

This is lovely, it's stars for this month in our Bee, and now I'm feeling all inspired :)

Oh, and my back garden looks industrial too!

felicity said...

I love love love this quilt as you know. I love it even more quilted. I am *seriously* contemplating a similar idea for my bee blocks - all stars. Love this, Katie!!

Kirsten N said...

Love your stars Katie, and the giant Starflower looks wonderful quilted like that!!

Kelly Irene said...

ooo! I really liked the front when I first saw it, but the back is stunning! I love the giant star.

Toni said...

Katie, this is so cool! Love the quilting! It looks really cool on the front, but completely awesome when you see the back! You totally should have kept going with the edgy industrial thing!

elizabeth said...

Such a pretty quilt, both sides : ) Your quilting is wonderful...I hope to be able to do that soon!

CityHouseStudio said...

Beautiful, Katie!
The giant star on the back is wonderful - unexpected, but fun!

Jules said...

i love it, what a perfect way to use innocent crush. it's a beautiful quilt.

Marci Girl said...

So beautiful! Congrats on the finish!

angela said...

That's a very cool look and idea - echo quilting the back. Awesome finish!

Lee said...

Gorgeous! Such a GREAT use of Innocent Crush.

A.J. Dub. said...

Awesome! Love your back. It is a fun surprise.

Cheryl Arkison said...

What a great idea for the quilting!

kendascrafts said...

Love your quilting on this!

Amy E. said...

this looks great! i'm not a fan of purple, but the purple/teal combo is inspired!

Kelly said...

This quilt rocks! You did a wonderful job!!! I have blocks from three bees staring at me! I really need to make my quilts! :)

Kelli said...

Love this one! I'd be thrilled to get these blocks back in a bee. I love the colors and cool idea on quilting!

Rachel Hauser said...

Awesome, Katie. What a fun group of stars! I really like what you did with the back as well.