August 31, 2010

Patisserie: All in the Stars

This morning I sewed all of the Snowball Blocks (look here for my tutorial that will give you a 12" block combined with four bonus 3"  half square triangles), and then this afternoon I sewed all of the blocks together.  I'm certain with this quilt the work was all in the stars.  Well...  What do you think already?!?!  Personally I'm a bit stunned that I made it this far so quickly, of course I still have a border or two to add, as well as something for the back but honestly how can you not look at this quilt and love it?  It's so girlie it screams to be loved.  Now if only it would tell me a bit about how it wants to be quilted.  I thought I had a couple ideas until I saw it open and flat for the first time and then every thought of any quilting went right out of my head, sort of a long "ohhhhhhh," followed by a "hu".

Tiny was of course the first one to actually have full body contact with this quilt, both DH and I moved it carefully to the side to sit.  This quilt is seven rows, four blocks wide and at this point measures 87"x49".

Tomorrow is my birthday, so don't expect much if any sewing out of me for the next couple of days.  Nothing like an "0" ending birthday to make you want to get the lead out - at least a little bit.  Besides I have to revel in the joy of having gotten DD's quilt this far! 

5 comments:

quiltingnana said...

just found your blog...and enjoy it

Heather Landry said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope it's an absolutely amazing birthday! Your quilt is absolutely fantastic. It's so cool to see it all laid out and put together.

orchidlover said...

Gorgeous quilt. I can see why Tiny loves it.

Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I hope you have a great day

Love and hugs Gina xxx

QuiltSue said...

I bet your daughter was thrilled with it. I'm looking forward to seeing how you decide to quilt it. If you look at Raspberries and Cream on my blog, and Tennessee Waltz on Sewali's blog, you'll see that we both made the same quilt, and how we quilted ours.

Happy birthday for today. Have a great day.

Vicki said...

WOW this quilt certainly came together quickly. It is beautiful and I'm sure that Jessica loves it. Otherwise Tiny is going to claim it LOL. A job well done, congratulations.