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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Feathered star

I have wanted to try making a Feathered star block for a really long time, but I have been a bit scared by all the little pieces and matches. But last night I mustered up some courage and cut the pieces for a block, started piecing it, and after some time with Bernie tonight this is what we ended up with:

It's a 12" block, consisting of 129 pieces, and the HST units finish at 3/4" :o) It's not perfect, but I'm happy with my first attempt! I have an idea for what I want to do with it, but I'm afraid it will take time...

Hope you have a great quilting week!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

34 comments:

VERO said...

Muy lindo !! Beautiful work !!
I want to make something like this.Can you say me the neme of the book or where can I found the pattern ?? Hugs from Chile , Vero

Inger said...

Beautiful, that's what it is.

FabricMom said...

Beautiful job , that is a lot of pieces. You are very ambitious.

anne bebbington said...

Gorgeous - and looks pretty impressive to me :o)

shelley said...

I love your feathered star! Have you been looking through the patterns on my table? ;o) This is a block that I would like to make -one day ... I am making my SBS blocks, yes I am! Thank you for showing us!

Hanne said...

Absolutely a gorgeous block!
You are Good Anne Ida :-)

paula, the quilter said...

Beautiful block! And now you have the start of a holiday quilt, hmmm?

Chookyblue...... said...

love the feathered star and it is something I want to have a go at.........

dot said...

Looks good to me. I just purchased a book on the feathered stars and plan to hopefully make at least one this year. Love your colors.

Catherine said...

I've wanted to do a feathered star forever. Yours looks super!

Diana said...

Anne Ida, It is beautiful! I can't believe that is only a 12" block. Keep us posted on what you do with it next.

Darlene said...

Fabulous!

Elaine Adair said...

Looks perfect to me! Beautiful!

Rose said...

This looks gorgeous sweetie!!! Since I know what your idea is with some more of them, you should defintley go for it!!!! It will make a stunning quilt!!!
Big hugs xxx

Suzie said...

It looks great!!! You and Bernie, what a wonderful work you have done! Even if it takes time to finish this project, I know it will be simply gorgeous!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Wow what a master pieace Anne Ida. you are really good. Have a nice weend to you too

Connie W said...

It looks great. I have always thought the pattern looks difficult and have never tried. It's all those triangles, of course. I changed my blog, note the new address, and thanks.

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

It's a beauty. It would be great as the center of a medalion quilt.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

This is just so beautiful!!! I want to make one too, as a beginning of a medallion quilt. Well, perhaps not this year, but some time! Good luck!

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

BTW, maybe I can guess what you are making, you know how good I am at such things. I will not tell it here, but you know a certain book...

atet said...

It's simply beautiful! And a first time for that kind of a complicated block? Brava!

gwen said...

Do you really mind that was your first attempt at a feathered star?! It is perfect! Nothing to add! I am curious to see what you will add to it.
I find your Ocean waves gorgeous.
Maybe with the weather we are having now you will find it better to spend time at the sewing machine. It is the way I feel anyway. Rain outside, sewing machine roaring inside! Take care.

Sweet P said...

That's a gorgeous block! I love your color choices.

toja said...

It is gorgeous. I`m impressed!
God helg!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fab...give yourself a pat on the back...those feathered stars are never easy.

Nadine said...

If any of my first attempts looked half as nice as yours, I'd make a happy dance, for sure ! :>)
BRAVO, dear ! It's gorgeous.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Teresa said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!! Great job.

miniaturequilter said...

Gorgeous block, would make a great mini quilt! So much detail in it with all those pieces!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Exceptional! Boy I'm beaming for you. Thanks for this wonderful share.

I'm challenged by the idea of it yet intimidated by the effort.

You are amazing though and YOU can actually make this happen. I dig it.

Totally Appealing Block Love, *karendianne.

Valerie said...

Oh it's gorgeous!!! WOW!!! I can't believe you were ever nervous to try it, your blog looks great. Anne, you have immense talent...I am completely confident you could make anything you set out to. :)

Butterfly said...

Hei, hei :o)

Så fin denne blokken ble, men det blir jo alt du lager.
Tror jeg må komme på en inspirasjons visitt snart....kanskje jeg får noen gode ideer fra deg ;-D

Håper du har hatt en flott helg

klem, Yvonne

Guðrún said...

It seems that you and Bernie had a great time, at least the star is beautiful.

Heather said...

I thought it was bigger than that! It's teeny tiny! How cute :) I have seen them larger, but not so small. Great job :)

Brandy said...

BEATUFUL!