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Thread: Kitties Dancing with the Stars

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Here is my latest quilt top. I just finished it up this morning and holy cow it is a whopper! I sure could have used a design wall with this one. It measures 92 x 104 and is the biggest quilt I have made to date.

    The pattern is called "stardancer" and it is from the book 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins and Nacy Martin. The book credits the design to Marsha McCloskey. I modified it slightly as the book said to make it with HST made from bias strips. I didn't want all those seams so used flying geese units instead to make the star points. It is by far the most colorful quilt I have ever made with mostly fat quarters and all different tans for the background giving it a real nice scrappy look. It is about 80% batiks.

    This one is definitely going to be a longarmer, in fact I have my long arm class tonight. Hopefully I will learn enough and feel confident enough to rent time on their machine instead of sending it out. If not Green Fairy may be receiving a parcel :lol: I am thinking an over all repeating spiral for the quilting done in teal thread.

    The kitty part, this was the fabric I built the quilt around.
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    Beautiful quilt. I love love love the border. It has a real 3-d effect going on!!!!

    I have that book, one of the first I bought years ago. I see the pattern. Hmmmm I may have think about it someday.

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    that is a wonderful quilt and i especially like that border. i don't think i've seen that as a border anywhere before. can we get a close-up.

    great work. are you keeping it for yourself or gifting it?

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    Very nice. Love the stars and the border treatment, too! :D :D

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    If you're going to "gift it"--please send it my way!

    Great job! I just love it!

    Rose

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    The border is what attracted me to this design as well. It was really easy but time consuming and used almost 3 bobbins of thread! It is strip peiced with all the dark colors with the tan on the end in one set and another set of strips in the lights with tan on one end. Then cut the stips at 45 degree angle the darks one way the lights the opposite angle direction. Then piece them together to make chevron units. While sewing on a bias usually requires a certain amount of delicacy I found that extra strech great for matching up those points on it. Didn't use a pin on any of it until I sewed it to the main quilt and nary a point off, every one of em lined up for me :D . Once you get them all sewn together you lop off the points of the chevron left on the top and the bottom 1/4" from the points of the next color block. I will try and get close ups of the border for you.

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    What a terrific quilt and the border is stunning!!!! I absolutely love it!

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    Awesome!!! Stunning!!! I love the border, too!!!! :D :D :D

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    What a great quilt! You really should be proud.

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    Wow! That's really beautiful! :)

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    That is a beauty!!!!

    Kyia

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    that is a fantastic quilt...I love the borders - really brings out the entire quilt. Did you need my addy? I know a great home for it!!!!

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    (Applauding) Great job!

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    It's beautiful!
    I love it!
    Do you need my addy? :)

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    stunning.

    i love the look of the border - do you have a close up pic of the border or could you describe how you did it.

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    Nice work! I really enjoy that you used so many fabrics to make it. The border makes it truely special.

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    Wow -- I love it!! You can send it to me :wink:

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    Very Gorgeous! I love the borders!

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    That is a beautiful quilt. I really love that border. You did a great job.

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    WOWEEE! that is huge! King sized I believe.
    Just beautiful. How long did it take you, how many yards is in it, and how many spools altogether did you use? Great job.

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    Beautiful

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    That border makes a lovely top into a REAL STUNNER! Please show it to us again when the quilting is finished. Was it an envelope pattern for 1 wuilt OR from a book.? Your description of the border sounds like Seminole piecing - but done in very large scale.

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    Love your color selections. The border is really unique!

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    It's gorgeous! It just sparkles!

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    Wow--when you do a quilt--you really do a quilt!! That border--and the rest--is amazing!! Love the colors!!

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