A Star Spangled Finish!

Yesterday I finished the final sewing on “Oh My Stars”!Β  Here are a few pics I took before it got washed πŸ™‚

I used Color catchers in the wash but didn’t know if the strong reds and blues I didn’t prewash (as they were from charm packs) but they Riley Blake fabrics I chose did not run on the whites I used .. Yippee!

It is waiting to be hung (by yard sticks!) from the first hanging sleeve I ever made.. I am pretty proud of that!Β  One day I hope to show a quilt… learning this handy way to install one was stupendous πŸ™‚

Here is where it will hang soon!

Doesn’t this space >>>>>>
look like it needs a little flavor??? lol

Here is a close up of the star made of little wooden buttons I painted with model silver paint πŸ™‚

A view from the back πŸ™‚

The details on this quilt include…

  • Inspired by Jenny Doan (MSQC visit to my LQS) tutorial and her finished quilt
  • Flimsy was finished in May… you can read about that here
  • I only used Aurifil thread on this quilt… from machine piecing to hand quilting and binding.Β  Aurifil I am loving now for piecing… YLI remains my fave hand quilting thread but just doesn’t have the color availability that Aurifil does πŸ™‚
  • Quilting started June 9 but interrupted for Project RJq ;)… read about that here
  • Batting used was wool… Hobbs Tuscany
  • Quilting finished including hanging sleeve AQS style from above noted tutorial
  • Finished size is 36″ x 46″ wide

Hope you enjoyed this full on show today!Β  I sure enjoyed all the slow stitching that went into this project.

I will be sharing what is up next soon… and don’t forget in 2 weeks there is a LINKY PARTY right here with a prize for a lucky linker too!Β  This is not a competition.. it is goal oriented.. wanna know more??? Follow me.. I talk about setting and meeting goals all the time! lol

Linking this slow stitched masterpiece to Richard & Tanya Quilts… Link a Finish Friday here!
Linking to my fave Sunday spot… Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching here πŸ™‚Β  She is making a rug by hand today!

Have a blessed Sunday and take time to enjoy what God has blessed you with on this Sabbath!


10 thoughts on “A Star Spangled Finish!

  1. Chantal

    Congrats on a lovely finish. The buttons' star is such a lovely touch. I am amazed at the fact that you painted those. WOW! They look so tiny but they sure make a big impact. Great work!


  2. CathieJ

    This quilt is beautiful. I love the star buttons. You should enter this in a quilt show. I just entered my first show and was surprised to win a 2nd place ribbon. More than I ever dreamed.


  3. Little Penpen

    Kathi, it's beautiful! I didn't realize it had buttons until I saw the close up picture. Oh my Stars will be gorgeous on the wall you have picked out. I have a little collection of yard sticks and recently discovered where people are using them to hang mini's…. love it!!



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