Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2014

It's time for a party - the Spring 2014 Blogger's Quilt Festival.
My entry is my Star quilt, based on the Jazzy Hands pattern from Material Obsession 2.

This was made from my stash using Denyse Schmidt fabrics and some dot fabrics for the backgrounds.  I remember when I was choosing fabric, I was wishing that  she had a solid line that I could mix in with the prints.  Well, now she does have solids (hmmmmm, I wonder if I see another star quilt in my future.) 

I started making stars to keep me occupied while on a long car trip.  I found that most of the time in the construction is spent on choosing fabrics and cutting the pieces.  I think I was surprised at how much I liked hand piecing the stars together.

The stars were started in late 2012, and the top was completed in March 2013.  I put it aside for a bit because I wasn't sure how I wanted it quilted.  I finally decided to hand quilt it using the stitch in the ditch method which was completed April 2014.

Stars Quilt
  • Size:  82 X 79
  • Pattern:  Jazzy Hands from Material Obsession 2
  • Quilted:  Hand pieced and hand quilted by me
  • Fabrics:   Featuring Denyse Schmidt fabrics with assorted dots prints
  • Category:  Hand Quilted
I hope that you get a chance to visit the other entries in this festival.  There is a ton of inspiration by such amazing quilters.
Previous entries:
Fall 2013 - Spider Web
Spring 2013 - Wonky Circles
Fall 2012 - Stretch Mini
Spring 2012 - Busting Out
Fall 2011 - Civil War quilt


  1. What a great quilt. I've got that book by Kathy Doughty too. I do like the colours you've chosen, and it's extra special because it's hand quilted. It must have taken a long time to quilt, because it's a big quilt. Well done.

  2. Wow, that was a big commitment, and you finished it wonderfully ! Congratulations on a great quilt.

  3. Oh my! What a beautiful quilt. You get my vote for sure.

  4. Just beautiful! I have the book, too, and like that pattern a lot.
    I also love your border choice!

  5. Everything about this cheery quilt is so pleasing - real eye candy!

  6. great job! this is a very cheerful quilt as others said

  7. This is a great quilt! Love everything about it.:)

  8. I was just looking at this book last night!! I love your version. So beautiful

  9. I just love this quilt! The pattern and colors are so eye-catching. It is quite stunning,

  10. Your quilt is beautiful!

  11. Gorgeous quilt! All the different combinations of fabrics in the stars are beautiful and they look extra stunning set against the orange. Material Obsession 2 is one of my favorite quilt books! I love flipping through the pages.

  12. You did a beautiful job! Gorgeous piecing.

  13. Hi Mina! Wow your quilt is gorgeus! I love the pattern and colours! I quilt by hand but to piece this big quilt is a challenge. Greetings from GREECE! x Teje

  14. it's beautiful! I can't believe how quickly you hand pieced and hand quilted it! I think the orange with the light pattern reads as a solid.

  15. preciosa colcha !!!!
    es muy alegre y clara
    gran trabajo

  16. What a gorgeous quilt! Hurray for hand piecing and quilting!!

  17. great quilt -- heard Kathy Doughty speak at Quilt Market last week -- impressive gal!!