Saturday, 25 February 2012

velveteen star

velveteen star

I picked up the velveteen star quilt a couple of weeks ago and finally got round to binding and photographing it. Well, there are 2, but this is the only one I've finished so number 2 will have to wait until I get round to that last side of binding and photographing. I added a couple of borders to Jeni's original tutorial to make it a touch bigger, ending up at just shy of 80" square. I like big quilts and 80" is my go-to size, big enough for a bed, but also pretty damn perfect for the couch too. At least it is if you like to wrap yourself like a cocooned caterpillar like I do.

velveteen star

Actually, this one is going to my best friend, who turned 40 in January and asked me to make a her a quilt to go in her sitting room. Although she now thinks she might put it on her bed instead, because the dogs and cats might ruin it (I doubt it's possible, I'm pretty sure this will wash up really nicely, the velveteen are pretty sturdy in all honesty).

I love how it turned out, and the big bubbly flowers long armed Chris quilted all over (I asked for whatever she could do that was big and cheap - I've got a lot of quilts to get quilted and I'm trying to spend as little as possible right now on quilting. For me it still makes more sense to send them out, I would have ruined this and in the long run it would have ended up costing me more. I know my limitations, I'd rather spend less on fabric in order to get something sent out for quilting.)

velveteen star

Quilt deets -
Giant Star quilt from Jeni's tutorial
finished size 78"
fabrics used;
star - Anna Maria Horner velveteens in innocent crush and loulouthi purchased from here, here and here
background fabric - timeless treasure sketch in charcoal
binding - Jenean Morrison silent cinema front row in pink (you can still find lots of silent cinema on etsy if you search for it)

39 comments:

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

You missed the final deet - photographed on level 6 where I park because no-one else does and I have parking anxiety.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Fabulous! Loving your choice of location for the photo shoot too :)

Flying Blind... said...

The quilt is totally gorgeous - one lucky friend!
PS Do you know where I put my car? I'm sure I left it there!

Blueberry Park said...

so that's what Level 6 looks like!

Kristen said...

Beautiful. Just so wonderful to look at.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful and such a nice size too.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oh yes, I see what you mean now. Level 6 is obviously the place to be.


Gorgeous quilt Katy! Hope the BFF loves it :-)

diane said...

beautiful finish. Just wondering how you avoided grease stains from the photo shoot in the parking garage!

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, that looks fab, and I'm sure it's incredibly soft and cosy. A multi-storey though? After I went to all the trouble of finding you big metal shirts standing around in a park for you? ;o)

carol fun said...

I LOVE this!! I checked out the tutorial and my mind is racing with fabric combos. Thanks for the inspiration! Your fabric choices are fabulous!

thedodds said...

Fantabulous! And a very stylish way to bag a parking space: cones are so passé x

Jeni said...

Eeee, it turned out so awesome! I bet it's SUPER snuggly! :)

Kath Garvey said...

Oh I am in love with this. Your choice of fabrics is wonderful. I am going over to Jeni's blog right now to read the instructions.

picciolo said...

it looks great! I love your choice of photo location. And the velveteen sounds lovely
: )

Catherine said...

Awesome quilt and absolutely inspired location:-)

Rachel said...

Very cool - who would think to make a quilt in velveteen? Well, you, obviously. I think it's beautiful.

And I love the parking garage photography. Talk about juxtaposition!

Spoolhardy Girl said...

No lie. I just spent the last 10 minutes staring at this quilt. It is absolutely stunning. I didn't think anything could ever be as gorgeous as Hexy MF, but this is a definite rival! You, m'dear, can really flex your quilty muscle!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt!

alobsiger said...

Very, very, very nice! A bold statement. I'm surprised, knowing you, that's it's this bold. You're much quieter than this quilt. But I like you both very much.

Watch Meesh Run said...

OMG! I want to touch it! It looks lovely :)

Poppyprint said...

Gorgeous. I'm getting a little fed up with you displaying quilts on greasy carpark floors, though! I'm giving you a "Jeez, Nigel" just for that.

Cass said...

OMG that's absolutely gorgeous

elsy said...

and the girl does it again....well done its fabulous

mascanlon said...

Stunning...love the brights on the dark background, wish I had the nerve to go there more often! I totally get sending things out to be quilted. I know my limitations!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's stunning! I'd love to see the CCTV footage of your photo shoot!!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

A parking garage for a background...way cool! Thanks bunches for the inspiration.
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Lorraine said...

wow .. it's brilliant !!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Incredible incredible quilt!! I once got kicked out of a car park for rollerblading there, I can totally see the same thing happening to me if I was taking pictures of quilts. Nicely done :)

Diane said...

This is beautiful!

Modern Amish said...

I'm pretty much in love with this quilt!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Ooo ohhh !!! I love your big star quilt!! I wish I could feel the velveteen, I haven't seen any in real life. I bet it's so soft and yummy to touch.

Marit said...

This is just beautiful!

Judith, Belfast said...

This is stunning, and the urban background is a perfect backdrop! What a talented lass you are! Jxo

Rachel said...

So, so gorgeous!

Anna said...

amazing!!!! totally in love with it. :) I neeeeeed to make that giant star, like, now. :)

Nanette Merrill said...

Utterly fantastic. Superior. I love the hippie quality with the traditional star take. Delicious.

BeadsAndBarnacles said...

What a lovely quilt design to really show of the fabric. That would intimidate me as I would be so worried of getting the choices wrong :p
But you truly made this look gorgeous.

Alice : Backstitch said...

I love your quilt, but am freaking out about the possibilty of it getting grubby on the floor. I'm trying to be cool about it, but it's making me anxious.

Kchabr55 said...

What a beautiful quilt! What does the back look like?

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