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Thread: My latest project - Boxy Stars UPDATED

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    Here is what I have been working on since I put away the Orange Crush Mystery Quilt (UFO.)

    :oops:

    I figure the way prices are going up, I will really need extra bed quilts this winter, and since I have only ever made one for me, I got myself to the front of the line! :wink:

    This is the Boxy Stars pattern from Quiltville.com and the finished blocks are 16 inches. There are going to be either 42, or 49 blocks, depending on when I run out of these scraps. My bed is a California King with head and foot boards, so if I go with the 49 blocks (7 rows of 7) it can tuck in and fit a different bed some day.

    UPDATE October 30, 2008

    This one is all done, bound and on my bed! Boy did we sleep well under it last night! Thanks Jackie for doing such a great job on the quilting!

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    Wow, that is so pretty! I just love the colors you used.

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    Very pretty...bet it took a lot of forethought.

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    This stunning! Love the color choices!!

    Renae :D

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    How were you able to keep track of your pieces, wow that is incredible

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    Very pretty!!

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    Very nice!

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    Great looking quilt. Should keep you warm.

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    Very pretty! You have a knack for mixing up colors. I like it.

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    Very pretty, really like that pattern! Great job!!

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    I have added this to my folder of inspiration quilts. Thanks for showing us a really cool quilt :!:

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    What a pretty quilt! I'm glad you get to keep it!

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Great job quilting too.

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    Love this!! Colors are great

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Mayer
    How were you able to keep track of your pieces, wow that is incredible
    Keeping track of the colors/pieces is like that "Dealer's Choice" I have read about, I guess. I kept all the blues stacked in a row, the golds, creams, rusts and browns also. I tried to mix them and any block quarters that are the same are far apart in the quilt. It is supposed to be scrappy, but it is organized scraps. There are 7 or 8 blues, 4 rusts, 3 creams, 3 browns, 5 golds. The cream pieces that make the centers and triangles are assorted also.

    It really is fun to just pick 2 colors and start sewing! I chain piece them quickly so that they go together faster and I don't have time to rethink my choices. Just keep grabbing and feeding the machine!

    My bedroom walls are light blue so I wanted to make a quilt to coordinate. The seashell fabric that makes up the sashing was my focus fabric and I pulled the other colors from it.

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    Very interesting. Sometimes I focus on the box, other times I focus on the stars.

    That's a really neat pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelia
    Very interesting. Sometimes I focus on the box, other times I focus on the stars.

    That's a really neat pattern.
    That is funny! Even though it is called Boxy Stars, I think they look like tulips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Absolutely gorgeous! Will you be quilting it yourself?
    Moonpi, I just got a book on machine quilting. I have to work up to something this big!

    Maybe in a year or two I will tackle something that is King sized!

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    You do such wonderful work. Love the color combinations too. VERY NICE!

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    What an illusion! Cool! :D

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    Very nice! I love quilts that use scraps, or at least a lot of different fabrics. I may have to try that one also someday.

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    Awesome color scheme! Sounds like this will look amazing in your bedroom--nice work!

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    ooohh. pretty.

    I agree on the extra quilts needed !

    Chairjogger

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    I like. Ilike. Great job.

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    I love quilts that make your eyes work and Boxy Star does that! Your interpretation is wonderful!

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