The Star Quilt

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A really good friend of mine celebrated her birthday this past January. I wanted to do something extra special for her so in between homeschooling, mothering, etc., I decided to make her what turned out to be the most complicated quilt on Earth. I do have some experience with quilting, but I do not like to follow a pattern, I should’ve been the poster child for the “Crazy Quilt” phase. I am not very good at cutting or measuring, or sewing for that matter. Unfortunately, these are the skills one needs to possess in order to make a Country Fair Award Winning Quilt. Who cares, I did it anyway! Here was my inspiration:

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Perfectly easy right? I decided I wouldn’t add those red banners and flower baskets and then it would be simple. Plus the colors and patterns would look awesome in her home which is an old farmhouse with a rustic appeal. I went to the fabric store with the picture, bought the fabric, a book on how to make the stars and I was ready to go. Twenty hours and a lot of frustration later, here is what my quilt front looked like:

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Not so bad in the first picture, right? Check out the stars in the second! How could that be? I cut them all out of templates that I measured perfectly. And, oh no, I sewed the longer side border wrong. Didn’t matter, I was determined to finish and from experience, I know that it always looks better when filled and finished. So onward to the finished product. At least the cat liked it! And the bottom picture is on her couch. You can also find a video of her opening it below:

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3 thoughts on “The Star Quilt

    creaturecomfortquilts said:
    May 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    This was a HUGE quilt to start with. Great efforts which turned out well! Many people cannot show their first efforts so you can be proud of how well this turned out. Twenty hours is not bad on a large quilt, often they take much more time than that so you must have been very efficient. Keep quilting!

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      Danielle Beerli responded:
      May 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks for your encouraging words and for following my blog! I do enjoy quilting, but I think I will stick to less intricate patterns in the future!

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        creaturecomfortquilts said:
        May 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

        It’s taken me a year and a half before I started getting comfortable with more complicated pieces! Happy quilting!

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