Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Star Surround Quilt Top

My top is done!! I am doing a little happy dance right now! In case you haven't read any of my other posts, I have been participating in a quilt along by Happy Quilting. This was my very first quilt a long and a lot of fun! I don't think I have gotten a quilt top done this fast - ever!! And I love it! Here my top is in all its glory! This thing is huge, I made the biggest size option because I always need big quilts, not small ones! The pictures are not that great because I had to lay it out on the grass in order to get it all in the picture!

I was a little bit hesitant about the green for the background, but I really love how it accentuates the purple and aqua.

I tell you I am loving this quilt! This square with the dark purple surround is probably my favorite one, it has such a good contrast.
And here is the top again, I am going to bind it in the lighter purple, and I hope to find some more green for the back.
I am not going to quilt this right away because I am saving up to finally buy my long arm and I want to have something to practice on! So give me a couple of months before you see it completely done!
This is probably my other favorite block, just in case you were wondering. 
Thanks Melissa for doing this it was a lot of fun. And if you haven't checked out her blog you should, she has some talent!

Enjoy!
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16 comments:

  1. It looks like a field of flowers on the green! It's lovely, simply sweet and beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful! I love this pattern!

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    1. Thank you, I love it as well, Melissa at Happy Quilting did a great job at it!

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  3. This is absolutly stunning!!! What an amazing finish. I love the green background, it really does offset the purple and aqua so nicely. Your points all came together so well, you really did a great job. I am so glad you quilted along with me ;) And have fun with that long arm in the future, they are a blast!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for hosting this quilt a long it was a lot of fun! I will definitely be doing another one in the future!

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  4. Somehow I missed this whole quilt along (okay, it was probably because we moved this summer)! Your quilt top is so pretty! Love those purples with the aqua and green!

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    1. I usually miss all the good quilt alongs, so I was exited to get into this one right when it started! Thank you for your nice words on my quilt, I hope that you are settling into your new place!

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  5. It looks great. The green reminds of trees. Maybe next time I will have to do a quilt along.

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    1. Thank you, and YES you should do a quilt a long with me, better yet, we should come up with one!!

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  6. Beautiful! I absolutely love this pattern and Joel Dewberry's Aviary collection works perfectly.

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    1. Thanks Janet! When I saw this fabric, everything else just looked eh! hahaha! so I knew that I had to get it!

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  7. Love it! Melissa has done some wonderful quilt-alongs; I love her designs. Pretty choice of colors too.

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  8. This was my first QAL too. Really like the green background. Simply lovely!

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  9. Beautiful fabrics and colors. Great job.

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