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Quilt Along – Update 4

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It has sure been a busy summer!  And we’ve got sew much going on!

Plum and JuneI have been enjoying this year’s Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop by Plum & June!  There are so many talented people participating.  I have added all them to my Bloglovin’ feed and each new week I have been rewarded with great posts filled with gorgeous quilts!  I am in the lineup for a post introducing myself and my work during the last week of the blog hop.  You don’t want to miss out on the fun!  For the full schedule click on the first link. And to visit our generous hostess, Beth, click on Plum & June link!

Between doing dishes and cutting the lawn, and running my kids to their friends’ homes, to baseball games and practices and swim team practices and meets….  I have found some time to work on the quilting for my Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt.

I tied and hid the last knot for the quilting of the neutral background this morning!  Whoop, whoop!

 After quilting the background from edge to edge, I trimmed and bound the quilt last week.
Up next… I quilted around each of the nine star blocks.
I then quilted the space between the points of the stars to complete the background quilting.  That was extremely time consuming.  Lots of knots to tie and bury in the batting!

Before I begin to quilt the stars, I must finish up the instructions for assembling the rows and post those instructions on the quilt along page.  So that is my next task!

If you are interested in making this quilt, the free pattern and instructions can be found here.

New for me this month… I signed up to participate in Fiber of All Sorts – Lovely Year of Finishes.   This post will be added to the mid-month link-up.  Click on the link to see everyone’s progress on their July goals!

Linking up this week to Marelize’s Anything Goes Quilt and Sew and many other fun linky parties which can be found on my Linky Party page at the top of my blog under the header!

I have also entered this quilt in the Show & Tell at the Quilting Gallery.  I will add a new link when the voting begins!  Please take a minute to vote for me on Friday and enter for a chance to win this weeks great prize!

Keep it quilty this summer and have fun!

27 Responses

  1. Marla says:

    I LOVE this! So scrappytastic!

  2. Missy Shay says:

    I love this quilt and especially how even the background is scrappy but you can't tell until you look close! The quilting is great too!

  3. GORGEOUS! That looks so amazing!

  4. jan says:

    It is simply a stunning quilt! I love it so much! It is def on my to do list!xojan

  5. Vicki says:

    WOW!! This one is a total stunner. Outstanding color selection. I could go on and on, but…..

  6. This is an amazing quilt. I just love your use of value! Great job.

  7. Love it! The blocks are so pretty! Sashing being scrappy is so unique! Great job with love value and high value colors!

  8. Lorna, this quilt is fabulous! The background is perfectly varied in color and those stars just pop! I love seeing your updates!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  9. Thank you, Missy! I am glad you like it!

  10. I knew it was going to be pretty sweet, but it has exceeded my expectations. It's a lovely piece!

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful quilt and you did a wonderful job with the quilting. I really don't like all those threads that have to be buried but it is so worth the finished product!!

  12. Beautiful Lorna! It is just lovely! I have too many W.I.P right now and so little time. I will come back and see this QAL and make one because it is just beautiful!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love love love this quilt. It has come together beautifully and the quilting is adding such a fabulous dimension. Great stuff.

  14. Fabulous use of value & color in your Scrappy Stars! Love the quilting too. This is an awesome quilt!

  15. Unknown says:

    Just beautiful!

  16. Sara says:

    Love the charming look to this quilt!

  17. What a beautiful quilt and the way you are quilting it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  18. hydeeannsews says:

    it's a wonderful mix of color and low volume! great pattern of stars. =)

  19. Cloud CouCou says:

    This looks AMAZING as I knew it would. I love the contrast between the brights and neutrals and the sprinkling of pastels dotted about the background…very pretty.

  20. Lorna, thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  21. Hi Lorna, love how the stars just 'pop' because of the foreground/background colours you've chosen. Looking forward to catching up with more about you on the P&J blog hop when it's your turn 🙂

  22. audrey says:

    Oooh, this is yum! 🙂

  23. My hands hurt from thinking about all those threads you buried! Sparkle on!

  24. Fabulous, i am amazed! Estheresthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot comipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  25. Anonymous says:

    Lots of work in that quilt! I love it!

  26. Sarah Craig says:

    That is really beautiful, Lorna! I love the mix of brights and neutrals! Whoop whoop!!