Saturday, March 6, 2010

I can't stand it!!

I have to borrow my DH pc and download pictures for you all to see I got my Reaching for the Stars quilt pieced together. This is a pattern by Minick and Simpson they published it in the Oct 2008 American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I fell in love with the quilt right away..it is a king sized quilt..no I don't have a king sized bed..but how can I resist. (I love this magazine)

I pulled fabrics from my stash the only fabric I bought was the Background it has some pinkish stars on it and is not as bright as what it shows here in the picture
When I hung this thing there was no wind but then you know how it goes the breeze started to blow...so I ran to stop the quilt from dragging on the semi melting ground and took a big spill!! DH came to help me...LOL what we will do to dispay our quilts
Well I hope you like it now for the quilting. I debated about getting it machine quilted but have changed my mind and will be hand quilting this one it will be simple. I want to admire all those fabrics..don't ask how many there was.. the corner blocks are 32" inches I didn't measure the quilt... because there is no backing on the quilt the fabrics are brighter than they seem.
I would like to thank Minick and Simpson for a wonderful pattern everything fit together like a glove...I am going to make another one.. I am not afraid of "Y" seams anymore!!

26 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Look at those Y seams. I am bowing to you at this moment. LOL!

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  2. Wow! Stunning! Awesome!! Fantastic! I love the pink in there with all the browns, tan, etc. I like the little bits of blue as well. What a masterpiece. Congratulations on your finish of this wonderful quilt top.

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  3. Awesome! So glad you're not afraid of Y seams anymore :) It really is a simple quilt. It just the same thing, over and over, until you have a big top. I can't wait to see it quilted. The only problem I had in making it was finding a big enough spot to lay the pieces down while I was working on it. It took over the dining room for a couple of weeks.

    Laurie

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  4. BEAUTIFUL, I am so impressed, I will pull out that issue and give it another look, maybe I could attempt it
    I am happy your going to quilt it yourself
    It deserves to be hand quilted
    Kathie

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  5. I will have to see if I can get a hold of that magazine here in Ireland. It is awesome!
    Micki

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  6. Oh Deb...it's just fabulous! I think I just drooled a little?
    Your piecing is beautiful..and your choice of fabrics is wonderful.
    Well done! :)

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  7. You did a wonderful job of piecing this quilt. I have strips cut for this pattern and a little bit sewn together. Then I got side tracked onto other projects and have not gone back to it.

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  8. oh,how wonderfulis that,congrats ,susi

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  9. What a gorgeous heirloom quilt you have made! Congratulations on your finish!

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  10. OMG, Deb...it's beyond gorgeous.

    Maybe in my next life I will consider to even attempt this masterpiece.

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  11. I'm with Kaaren, maybe in my next turn around!! Wow, wow, wow! I love it, it's awesome and I'm still afraid of Y seams, LOL!

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  12. That is absolutely stunning! I doubt if I would ever attempt something like this! You're amazing! See you Monday evening.

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  13. Oh Deb, that is scrum-diddly-umptious! Did I see it as a work in progress? It is beautiful.

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  14. Wow - that's amazing!

    And it looks like you have more snow than we do. :)

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  15. Holy cow! That is a labor of love there. It is GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful work. :)

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  16. Well O.K. Not only are you one of my followers without a name. But you make georgeous quilts.

    I'm not envieing you the slush. I remember thoes days. It is low 90's and humid here in Sydney.
    The quilt really is amazing. Someday....Y searms?
    Happy Stitching Terry

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  17. OMGosh Deb it's GORGEOUS!! How long did it take you to put this together??? It just takes my breath away!!

    Crispy

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  18. Just beautiful!! That sure brightens up a winter day.

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  19. Deb, that is absolutely beautiful...nice to use up stash.

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  20. Wow - I had the pleasure of seeing this up close and personal and it is spectacular! Great work Deb!

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  21. OMG! Wow, I second what everyone else has said, just amazing!

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  22. What a visual treat when I opened your blog. Your quilt is divine and makes me wish I had made it. Congratultions! I think you would enjoy revisiting all the fabrics when you quilt it.

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  23. Oh ..... I can hardly wait to see this beauty in person!!! When are we meeting next????

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  24. Just beautiful! You inspire me to dream . . . . I've saved the pattern from the magazine. Perhaps someday I'll take it on *s*

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