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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The project on the floor

Remember these? I made my first feathered star block back in June, just for fun, and found I wanted a Christmas quilt made up of nine of these stars. As we know Christmas is coming fast!!! So this week I finally started putting the top together, today I pieced the points on the sawtooth stars and laid it out. It is going slowly, but here is a pic of how it looks spread out on the living room floor:

Plan for tomorrow is to finish the pieces that will make up the sawtooth stars around the edges, and hopefully get the centre of the top pieced together (so that I can clear off the floor for a change *lol*). I have an idea for what I want for borders, whether or not that will happen remains to be seen :o)

Hope you're having a great weekend!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

42 comments:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Anne Ida, dette er genialt!

dot said...

This is just stunning. I love it!

Paula said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Danielle said...

Oh that is GORGEOUS. I love star sashing, but I wouldn't have thought to use it for feathered stars. Really a beautiful quilt.

Have you considered not finishing the outside stars? I think it's interesting to have them as they are. It's unexpected and keeps the eye moving around. Or you could complete them with the border fabric so they bleed over into the new background color?

Whatever you choose I'm sure it will be beautiful. I admire your stamina, finishing all those feathered beauties.

Infinity Quilter said...

It's gorgeous!!! How are you going to quilt it? I look forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Vicki W said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt!!

Tina said...

I remember! It's turning out beautifully!

Robin in Short Pump said...

I just love this. I've always wanted to try a feathered star, but the patterns I've seen so far haven't had much flair. Is this your own design or is it from a book/pattern? Looking at your blocks close up, I can't tell, are there "kite" units in it? I can't figure out how they're sewn.

Robin

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful Anne Ida........I just love the feathered stars........

Rose said...

Its gorgeous sweetie!! Perfect for Xmas. I love the setting and good luck with the borders....it will be worth all the hard work!!
Big hugs xxx

Trisha said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a stunning quilt. I absolutely love the feathered star but have yet to make one. Gorgeous!!

Nadine said...

Of course I remember, dear ;>)
This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm always in awe with your perseverance. You are so talented and this quilt is going to be a heirloom. BRAVO ! Keep going, girl...

XOXOXOXOXOOXO
NADINE

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That is pretty!

Hanne said...

I have only one word for this one - Gorgeous !!
I am looking forward to see it in person :-)

Annelies said...

Your blocks are beautiful ! I am sure this will make a lovely quilt !

Christine said...

Wow ... this looks amazing. You are so good at piecing, Anne Ida. I look forward to seeing your progress on this gorgeous quilt.
Had a lovely day with Rose and some other Tassie bloggers, yesterday. When are you coming to see us again?
Christine

Guðrún said...

This is gorgeous, wow, what a beauty.

Laila said...

Hi. Your quilt looks great it is realy beautifull.
Have a great weekend. ;-)

Andrea said...

Oh how beautiful will this be ? I want a feathered star christmas quilt now - lol !

Lise in Norway said...

It is absolut aweome Anne Ida. You are so good!

Belvie said...

Oh my, that quilt is just beautiful!!

Gina said...

It's beautiful

love and hugs Gina xxx

Catherine said...

How stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

Sigrun said...

Denne quilten kommer til å bli kejmpelekker når den er ferdig. Så lurt å bruke denne blokka i en julequilt, den er jo skikkelig "julete". gleder meg til å se den ferdig. Ellers håper jeg at du har det bra og at du får avsluttet doktorgradsarbeidet ditt.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

It's a real beauty and I wonder about the borders ... love to see it finished!

meggie said...

Your feathered stars are really lovely! Good luck with getting it done by Christmas.

Leisha Camden said...

Wow, that is so beautiful. You are so talented, I don't know how you do it all. :-)

~Jess said...

It's beautiful!

Teresa said...

The quilt is just beautiful.

Butterfly said...

Dette ble jo helt fantastisk!!
Du er jo bare sååå flink :o)


Ha en kjempefin uke!!!!

klem :o)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh boy do I EVER remember when you started on "just for fun." Look at this! Amazing. Thanks for sharing the wonderful update.

janet said...

What a beautifull quilt, I love red and green and I love feathered stars, It's gorgeous.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Micki said...

I love feathered stars and you did a wonderful job!
Micki
In Ireland

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

Yum!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh my gosh how gorgeous! This is my favorite of all the things you've shared on your blog-just stunning Anne!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, Anne Ida! This is fabulous, your skill and attention to detail and colour never cease to impress me, you should be very proud!! Love Tracey

Rose Marie said...

OMG ... this quilt is absolutely stunning!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I'm taking a class with Marsha Mcclosky on making feathered stars. You've inspired me, I think it's going to be red and green so I can have a Christmas quilt for my bed.

Shasta said...

Oh that looks wonderful. Very festive.

sewkalico said...

This is looking amazing!

Janet said...

What a beautiful Christmas quilt! Feathered star is my favorite block but I haven't had the courage to try making it yet. I hope you get it finished in time for Christmas :0)