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:
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...
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Beautiful quilt! You really have learned the craft well to make something so complex.
Good for you! It's nice to get exactly what we want. Very lovely quilt
Wow! it takes my breath away. Sharon it's gorgeous.
That's beautiful! I love the colors!
It's marvellous!! It's really lovely, go you!!
I love you tube, I have watched many interesting things on there!
Wow-wow-wow!! I love it!!!
It is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job picking fabrics out :)
That's beautiful! Proud of your determination and stick-to-it-ness in making a dream come true!
What a gorgeous quilt! Well done!,,
This is beautiful!
Love the colors.
Congrats on your finish.
Oh my goodness, that is just stunning!
That is gorgeous! Such a beautiful job and such a beautiful room!
Stunning Sharon. The fabrics work perfectly together. You just be over the moon with it.
This is just awesome!
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.
it is just beautiful. you did an awesome job.
absolutely beautiful!!!! I have never seen this pattern before. Makes me want to quilt again.
Wow, it's gorgeous!! Good for you!
Absolutely stunning! I love the colours you chose. Now to go check out the tutorial ;)
Those white stars don't look easy to me! Your work is fabulous. Beautiful quilt!
Well done. Your quilt is lovely.
It looks absolutely stunning! I'm just blown away.
Your quilt is SO beautiful! Now I want one.. in pinks and greys.. :)
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!
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.
It is truly gorgeous . Well done x
Oh my gosh it turned out so pretty, love the color combination in your bedroom.
Thank-you for sharing with us.
That is stunning! I'm so glad you finally got your own quilt by you.
That is beautiful!
Wow! Pat yourself on the back (or wrap yourself in that quilt). You did a fabulous job. Those stars look impossible.
It's beautiful! Love it! Great job!
Congrats on your finish! Beautiful quilt!!
Well worth the wait - look at those perfect points on the stars! So beautiful, you have every right to be proud!
What a gorgeous quilt, Sharon--it makes the whole room look so warm and cozy!! Congratulations on a wonderful finish :)
Your quilt is gorgeous and I loved the how to video.
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.
Absolutely gorgeous! Love this quilt!
STUNNING ... no other word for it... well done on such a super project
Congratulations on your gorgeous finish! I'm enjoying hearing about your quilting journey.
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.
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 :)
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!
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