Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Under the Stars

A few years ago Dash and I stayed in a cheesy motel room. On the bed was a manufactured quilt. It wasn't a "printed" design, it was actually pieced but not handmade. It was lovely; all different plaids and I loved it. I wanted one for my bed at home. No one I knows quilts. It was then I decided to learn how to quilt, simply to have a quilt for my bed made my me.

I made a quilt. I made some rag quilts. I made another quilt. I made pillowcases and pillow shams. I sewed purses. I sewed tote bags. I made pot holders and an oven mitt. All the while, I was learning how to sew and how to follow directions and learning what can be done with fabric. I had fun! I still hadn't done what I set out to do...make a quilt for my bed! I had been saving up fabrics for this dream quilt. I knew I wanted it scrappy but I could not decide on a design.

Then I saw it. Every Friday, Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. releases a new video tutorial on YouTube. One week she presented a quilt called Under the Stars. Oh, how lovely. It looked complicated but was truly very easy. I could do this! I gathered up the fabrics required and started...

Here is how it turned out:





Quilt stats:
Size 113 x 113 inches, King
Started July 2015, top finished November 2015
Quilted by Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Top fabrics, various.
Backing fabric, Clara's Garden by Kansas Troubles
Binding fabric, Old Cambridge Pike "Fruitlands"  by Barbara Brackman

I am just thrilled with how it turned out! My bed is so cozy...

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

49 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful quilt! You really have learned the craft well to make something so complex.

Anna van Schurman said...

Good for you! It's nice to get exactly what we want. Very lovely quilt

Jan Jones said...

Wow! it takes my breath away. Sharon it's gorgeous.

sharah said...

That's beautiful! I love the colors!

Justine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sue J said...

Beautiful!

Jacquie Morris said...

It's marvellous!! It's really lovely, go you!!
I love you tube, I have watched many interesting things on there!
Smiles :)

Kate said...

It's gorgeous!!!

mainelystitching said...

Wow-wow-wow!! I love it!!!

Khristine Doiron said...

It is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job picking fabrics out :)

CalamityJr said...

That's beautiful! Proud of your determination and stick-to-it-ness in making a dream come true!

Teri said...

Beautiful!!!

Ele said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Well done!,,

Marilyn said...

OMG!
This is beautiful!
Love the colors.
Congrats on your finish.
Marilyn

Christine said...

Oh my goodness, that is just stunning!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

That is gorgeous! Such a beautiful job and such a beautiful room!

Kerryp77 said...

Stunning Sharon. The fabrics work perfectly together. You just be over the moon with it.

Vickie said...

This is just awesome!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a stunning quilt you have created for your bed! Way to go on following your goal on creating a quilt! I know it will be enjoyed by you.

Cindy's Stitching said...

it is just beautiful. you did an awesome job.

Sherry said...

absolutely beautiful!!!! I have never seen this pattern before. Makes me want to quilt again.

Cole said...

Wow, it's gorgeous!! Good for you!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the colours you chose. Now to go check out the tutorial ;)

marly said...

Those white stars don't look easy to me! Your work is fabulous. Beautiful quilt!

Karen said...

Well done. Your quilt is lovely.

Blu said...

It looks absolutely stunning! I'm just blown away.

pandy said...

Your quilt is SO beautiful! Now I want one.. in pinks and greys.. :)

Lynda Harrison said...

I am truly speechless, which is unusual for me...... Your quilt is absolutely stunning and is a credit to you. You have given me renewed hope that one day, I will make a quilt.....
Such beautiful photographs, too!
Well done!

Glenna said...

It is just lovely. So wonderful to have something handmade and let's face it--so much better quality than what you can buy. Love the wall color too.

Cath said...

It is truly gorgeous . Well done x

diamondc said...

Oh my gosh it turned out so pretty, love the color combination in your bedroom.
Thank-you for sharing with us.

Blessings
Catherine

Bea said...

That is stunning! I'm so glad you finally got your own quilt by you.

Rachel S-H said...

That is beautiful!

Annie said...

Wow! Pat yourself on the back (or wrap yourself in that quilt). You did a fabulous job. Those stars look impossible.

Terri said...

It's beautiful! Love it! Great job!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish! Beautiful quilt!!

Kaisievic said...

Well worth the wait - look at those perfect points on the stars! So beautiful, you have every right to be proud!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Sharon--it makes the whole room look so warm and cozy!! Congratulations on a wonderful finish :)

cerato said...

Beautiful!!

Minnie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and I loved the how to video.

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

I have to tell you, I have a total cast iron bed fetish, and I LOVE YOUR BED!! I've been looking for that exact design (but with a footboard) and I never did find it. I ended up settling for a cast iron 4 poster. It's pretty, but that headboard is my ultimate favourite cast iron headboard.

Lucky you!

TinaTx said...

Beautiful!

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love this quilt!

Julie said...

STUNNING ... no other word for it... well done on such a super project

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish! I'm enjoying hearing about your quilting journey.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Wonderful work!

Marie said...

Beautiful job! I made this quilt for my son to take to college with him back in 2008. I love the design.
Missouri Star Quilt Co. did a great job on the quilting as well.

Thoeria said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW!!!! That is just fantastic! You've done such a great job with this quilt!!! Well done just doesn't seem to be adequate! Amazing :)

Lynn B said...

Wow!! This quilt is absolutely beautiful! I loved the story about you learning to quilt it has really inspired me to practice my quilting, I am a beginner quilter and would love to eventually make something like this!