Friday, September 9, 2016

String Star Finish


String Stars
86 x 98
Hand quilted with navy perle #8


The pattern is from 


The background looks like a solid but it is actually navy with light blue dots arranged in saltine cracker fashion.   It's actually called Ghost Saltine by Cotton + Steel.


The stars are made mostly of quilt back trimmings. 


I didn't mark any quilting lines...I just quilted...with navy perle #8


Here's the back.   I had to fill in with a few scrap pieces because I didn't have enough of the backing fabric in my stash.  I cut some red Kona for the binding but didn't cut quite enough pieces. When I got almost finished sewing on the binding to the front I found I was about 8 inches short of binding so I substituted a piece of leftover red polka dot binding. 

I used Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting.  I like to use that for my hand quilted quilts. 

I think this is ready to go on my bed this winter. 




Lots and lots of scraps in this one so linking up to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework and to  Scraptastic Tuesday

Lots of hand quilting on this one too so linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts

30 comments:

Monica said...

Congratulations, Cathy! I love this one. I've been thinking of making one big Lone Star string star, but this is a tempting alternative. And that navy background is really lovely too. This will keep you warm in more ways than one this winter!

Kathi Riemer said...

Wow, what a work of scrappy art! Your workmanship is amazing. It must have taken you a ver long time to piece and hand quilt it.

barbara woods said...

love it!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!

Alycia said...

Oh it is so beautiful! Your quilting is just perfect for this onE!

mangozz said...

Beautiful quilt! The navy background really makes the colors pop. String quilts are so much fun aren't they? I want to try big stitch quilting with perle cotton but I have trouble using a hoop and getting the stitches to show up on the back. Did you use a hoop?

Sally Trude said...

Really wonderful. Now I'm going to have to do bright stars too!

Ariane said...

This quilt is so gorgeous. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Another beauty! Scrap quilts are just the best!

Lynn said...

That looks wonderful, great job and scraps are always a good feeling to use up - very stylishly.

Julianne said...

Another beauty Kathy! ❤️

gayle said...

Wow! I love it!
/feverishly adding another quilt to wannamake list...

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful -- love those scrappy additions to the back and binding.

Angie said...

Love it!! What a jewel box of a quilt!!!

Vic in NH said...

Good going on this very fine finish! We are hoping that you folks in the Midwest will please stop sending the hot humid weather back East to us! Eeeek, I'm melting!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats on a great finish--I love it!

Ann said...

So very effective, Cathy. Love the design. Your layout looks a bit like kilim weaving; I think it must be all the plaids. What a beauty to have on your bed this winter - warm, colorful and happy. Congratulations.

Kaja said...

Congratulations - another lovely finish. The deep blue really sets off the colours in your string stars, so they almost shine. I love the scrappy additions to the back and binding too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love this quilt! great use of scraps for sure

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love, love, love that dark background with all those bright scraps. Beautiful finish. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That really is a beautiful quilt! I'm always amazed at what can be done with scraps. Thanks for the link to the book; I'd like to make one of these!

Robin said...

I love the use of navy in this quilt. It just makes those string pieced stars POP! I ususally use the #12 pearl cotton. I'll have to try the #8 too. Nice job!

Stephie said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I love the way your stars shine on the dark background. Did you hand piece the diamonds? You're giving me ideas for the Epp one I've just started - which is very naughty, because I'm meant to be doing so many other things first, haha! I hope you enjoy having a good snuggle through the winter months - it's the perfect design for the time of year! Congratulations on a wonderful finish :)

Karen's Korner said...

Scrappy quilts are my favourite and yours is just gorgeous.

Ramblings from Randi the Wild Rose Quilter said...

Absolutely love it! Those stars just glow off that navy background!

Nicky said...

I love a scrappy quilt that brings so many other quilts together! What a beauty! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday.

jeifner said...

It looks great! The dark background is fun

Unknown said...

What a wonderful scrap quilt!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

Amy Gerlich said...

You did such a beautiful job on this quilt!!
Wow!!

Miaismine said...

Such a lovely quilt! To think you hand quilted the whole thing!!! I'm blown away! Thank you for sharing!