October 29, 2010

The 100 Inch Star

Sometimes we come up with a great idea.  Like this one I had...  Oh yes let's double a 50" pattern so we can have a star to cover my mother's entire bed!   When your brain tells you this is a good idea, take a second and think about what a 100" star looks like.  Okay well you don't really have to do that, instead you can try to look at mine.  Taking a picture of this quilt is like trying to have a nice conversation with my in-laws.  You think you've done it, you really do, but nope there's the zinger. 
The 100" Star

I have added a video clip especially for my fellow Fall Festival Quilt Visitors so that you may see this giant beauty. 

I made this quilt for my own mother two Christmas's ago.  It has a prairie point binding and the pattern, before I jiggered with it was called Wintergraphix Star by In the Beginning Fabrics.  It truly is 100" square designed for a Queen sized bed.   Now this not so little wayward quilt has come home to me (all the good ones do) and I have learned it wants to be a KING sized quilt.  I'm inclined to agree if only because this 16 point star could benefit from a bit of a drape down the sides thereby allowing the star line flat, shining on the top of the bed.
Tiny my Five year old Model

I am fully prepared to allow the prairie point binding to remain attached and visible in spite of the new 10" extensions.  How will I do it?  Well I guess you'll just have to check back in over the upcoming weeks to find out.
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20 comments:

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful QUILT is work!:)
Marika

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!!! One big giant star!! It looks great!

Andi said...

Fantastic quilt.
I love the concept!!!

SewSara said...

what a cool idea!! i love the way the huge star looks :)

QuiltSue said...

I think it's stunning. Love it.

Aunt Spicy said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This I think is my most favorite quilt that you have ever posted on your blog!

Angie Padilla said...

Now, this IS a good idea! I use EQ software to design quilts, and this is precisely one of its features (to convert a block into a quilt), but I had never seen a "real" one sewn up. I can see how this would lend itself for some fun quilting!

orchidlover said...

Oh my that is a big star isn't it? You were extremely brave to attempt some thing that large

Love and hugs Gina xxx

AnnieO said...

You are hilarious! Thanks for the laughs. This is a great quilt despite your slight aversion to it. I love the red and white and the prairie points. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Heather Landry said...

This is amazing! Such beautiful colors Liz, and I absolutely love your design. Just wonderful!!

Notjustnat said...

What's a great show for the BQF and a stunning quilt - Love the red for Christmas - Hugs Nat

MaksiTaksi said...

It's stunning. Just love it. You have a nice quiltinspector too. :)

Lonci said...

Very spectacular:)) Thank you so much for visiting my blog:)

Carol said...

Oh wow. Now that is one pretty nifty looking star.

Angie said...

Wow - that is one big star! Very beautiful.

deb said...

wow that is beautiful..LOVE the red!!!!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the star.

Carla said...

You can never go wrong with red. Love the quilt!

Charity said...

Woooh! Wow!
I'm fasinated and could just envision it upon a bed. Must look beautiful.
Now I am tempted to try.

Eileen said...

really, really like this. how great that you made such a fantasticly bright quilt in a super star pattern. i love it. thanks for sharing and have a great day