Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 8 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 73

Thread: My Most Confusing Quilt by Danmar

  1. #1
    Super Member danmar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Parsons, Ks
    Posts
    1,654
    I had this brillant idea one day to make my SIL a green quilt, since that's her favorite color, for Christmas. I decided to make it out of 8 Point Stars done in different colors of green.
    Thus began my most confusing quilt. I worked on it and made several 9" blocks and it looked great! Until... When it started to get big, it was too busy. So, I had another brillant idea! I'd make 6" 8 Point Stars (all the same) and put in as alternating blocks. Yeah! It looked great! Until.... When it started getting big, it was too busy too! There was just too much there!

    So, I started messing around with different layouts, trying to figure out what to do. The colors in these pictures is awful, except for the little 6" star. It's the material used for the lattice, cornerstones and border. It shows the real colors.

    I also had to decide on the background material. I loved the aqua, it looked really good in the 'true' colors. But, since the quilt was for my SIL and her favorite color is green, I went with the green. I finally got it all figured out and got the top made.
    It turned out beautiful. On Christmas, my SIL was so happy!
    She loves it. She deserves it. I also made her a little quilted bed pillow. By the way, the finished King size quilt is 110" x 110".

    Sorry this is so long and that there are soooo many pictures, and this isn't even all of them! I learned alot doing this quilt. One thing that I learned is that if you really want to do something, just keep trying and eventually you'll get it right. Just never give up.

    Green Star Confusion July 2009
    Name:  Attachment-23353.jpe
Views: 68
Size:  119.9 KB

    Green Star Confusion Possible Layouts
    Name:  Attachment-23354.jpe
Views: 65
Size:  115.9 KB

    More possible layouts
    Name:  Attachment-23355.jpe
Views: 58
Size:  104.1 KB

    And What Color???? Aqua or Green???
    Name:  Attachment-23356.jpe
Views: 63
Size:  107.3 KB

    6" Star with True Colors showing!!! :o)
    Name:  Attachment-23357.jpe
Views: 60
Size:  103.1 KB

    January 2010 On Janet's Bed
    Name:  Attachment-23358.jpe
Views: 64
Size:  55.0 KB

    Close Up
    Name:  Attachment-23504.jpe
Views: 63
Size:  61.4 KB

    The Finished Top Nov. 16, 2009
    Name:  Attachment-23561.jpe
Views: 65
Size:  99.9 KB

  2. #2
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,916
    I like the first of the possible layouts. The cornerstones tie it all together.

  3. #3
    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    2,685
    Beautiful quilt, pays to hang in there and keep going sometimes.

  4. #4
    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    blink and you've missed it
    Posts
    2,599
    what did you do with the other star blocks?

    this turned out gorgeous. I have some of the same green fabric.

  5. #5
    Super Member danmar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Parsons, Ks
    Posts
    1,654
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    what did you do with the other star blocks?

    this turned out gorgeous. I have some of the same green fabric.
    I still have them stuffed in a drawer with other left overs and WIP for someday. I love the different fabrics.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,628
    I like the finished product a lot!
    I'm with you on the first being too busy!
    I'm glad you hung in there and fixed it so she will like it.

  7. #7
    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    1,339
    I love green too, so it would fit perfectly here. You did a very nice job. 'Looks very well made. I know your SIL was pleased.

  8. #8
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,389
    Beautiful quilt. It was fun to see your progress/decision pictures!!

  9. #9
    krazy4quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    270
    That is stunning. I do not think busy at all in all the other pictures.

  10. #10
    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    2,687
    Love how you finished it!!

Page 1 of 8 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.