Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Big Quilt

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone's holidays were wonderful. 

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged yet this year.  I have a really good excuse.  I've been working every night on my first big quilt.  I started on December 19th and I hand stitched the last inch of binding on Sunday.  That's exactly 3 weeks!  Oh and get this.... I hand quilted it!!!  That part definitely took the longest!  (This Amish alter ego seems to take over alot.  I think I should name her....Annie!  Annie it is...)

So, here it is!  :)  These are white wonky stars arranged in a interlocking pattern. 

Measurements are 90" x 90" (queen size).  

All Hand Quilted...

Here's the back.   

I did the reverse of what I did in the front. 

The fabric used was DS Quilts Picnic & Fairgrounds and Kona White. 
Both were purchased from Joann Fabrics.

My inspiration was this beautiful mini quilt by Faith

I saw it while browsing through Fresh Modern Quilts. 

If you ever need some inspiration, you can find some seriously amazing work there. 

Thanks for letting me share my latest work.  :)


  1. Daaang "Annie" :o)
    this is amazing- queen size too?? 3 weeks?? You did a beautiful job- the back is just as gorgeous as the front!!!

  2. Thank you, ladies. Yes, Jess... It was many late nights... :)

  3. I can't wait to see it in person. It looks beautiful!

  4. Jenn, this is SO fabulous!! WOW! It's gorgeous!

  5. Your quilt looks awesome! I've really been drawn to all of the star quilts I've seen lately and I love how you reversed it and made the stars out of the solid.

  6. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. :)

  7. Wowo!!!! I love it. I love the interlocking stars, and I've been thinking about reversing the colors and whitespace on a different block... so fabulous. And the hand quilting!

  8. Gorgeous quilt and your handstitching is perfect!!!

  9. Seriously? 3 weeks from start to finish? AND hand quilted?? I am super-impressed!!

  10. What a great quilt! I'm cutting into my P&F prints soon, just saw your quilt and am truly it!

  11. Wondering if you had a system of how to keep this organized since is it a sort of reverse of a usual wonky star. Did you just take a given # of various solids and make the points of white? Did you need to use a design wall to lay them out correctly? If you have instructions, I'd love to have them. :)

    1. I used a sketch. I aligned the white stars like a "plus pattern". If you're not familiar with a plus pattern, I made a pillow using in this pattern. There's a photo in an older post called Some Weekend Sewing. I hope this helps.

  12. W0w!!! I love it!!! I really love the reverse look on the back-each side is a piece of art. I really love the handquilting-great work!

  13. I actually like the back better than the front. LOL It's looks really nice.