Starflower Quilt – Progress Report

My starflower quilt top is complete.

Yes you read that right.

Starflower Quilt is COMPLETE!!!

It was started mid last year with a layer cake of Terrain by Kate Spain and some Kona Cotton solids. You can see the first post HERE.

I love these colours.

They make me smile. A great big toothy smile.


Starflower Quilt 1


I couldn’t possibly make a quilt without incorporating some spots, so the sashing is a white fabric with tiny black dots. The outer border is made up for 2 different fabrics – both are black with white spots, just one is larger scale spots.

After a week of rain, even the weather was co-operating and perfect for a photo shoot. Look at that blue sky. Gorgeous!


Starflower Quilt 2


It was a little bit breezy, so I had my 2 little assistants holding the onto each corner so that it wouldn’t spin around on the clothes line.


Starflower Quilt 3


I even tried it out on the bed, just to make sure it was going to be wide enough… and it is!!


Starflower Quilt 4


I’ve been thinking about quilting and how I’m going to do it. Considering how big it is, what ever I choose to do will certainly be a challenge.

I’m contemplating hand quilting.

Am I being crazy?

22 comments

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

It looks amazing1
And your lucky to have such good helpers.

Conceição Esteves said...

uau, very beautiful.
Que bonito está. Parabéns, está mesmo bonito.
Gosto imenso do teu blog.
Have a nice day.
Portugal. Kiss

Kristy QP said...

It's looking just fabulous! Not sure on the quilting part of it. I did some echo quilting around a starflower block for a table runner and thought that looked quite nice. However, wrangling a quilt this big for that sort of design might be tough!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Yes, they're good helpers... most of the time ;-)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Muito Obrigada xo

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Echo quilting would look gorgeous, but it would be tough to wrangle it. I will probably end up with meandering quilting all over.

Must make the quilt back first :-)

Cassandra said...

It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Lynne said...

It is lovely, bright and cheery!

Josie McRazie said...

Beautiful! Love the 'pinwheel/stars'! (and as always the amazing helpers!!)

Karen said...

It looks wonderful! Love it when the kids are in on the act.
Good luck with the quilting.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

It looks fantastic!

pasqueflower said...

Well done!

embracingitall said...

You have done a beautiful job. Can't wait to see it all quilted. Jacinta

Rebecca said...

It's beautiful! Nice work!

Lizzy said...

Love how happy and colorful it is! Lovely!

Deb R said...

Ohh its gorgeous!!! Looks soo nice on the bed too!! I think you should quilt with perle cotton, nothing too heavy..Very nice :)

Anonymous said...

I'd be smiling a big toothy smile if I was THAT clever!! Just beautiful, Anorina. And your assistants are too...

Michele said...

Really beautiful. Nice job.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Really gorgeous quilt, as for hand quilting, I have health issues that affect my hands but I want so badly to try hand quilting something...maybe we all as quilters get the urge to try it and I'm going too try starting out with something small. So, do I think your crazy??? NOPE, I think your a quilter!!! Now, I have a question for you...I'm trying to find out who designed the picture I'm seeing everywhere "A Quilter's Brain" and so far, everything leads me to you. I want to stitch up a wall hanging of the design for my sewing room door and though I know it's okay to do that for personal use, when I post my pictures on Flicker (I don't have a blog), I like to give credit to the designer...is "A Quilter's Brain" your design??? If not, can you tell me who it is??? Big Hugs...

Susie said...

this quilt is huge - and gorgeous!! Its fabulous - handquilting will make it 'oh so special'.....go on...give it a go! Happy Stitching, Susie

Kate D. Spain said...

beautiful!!! WOW! so glad you linked up with the blog hop otherwise i would have missed seeing your amazing quilt! congrats! xo

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I love the matching solids! Really sets off the colours of Terrain beautifully. Would love to see what you decided to do with the quilting! Thanks for linking up to the Kate Spain blog hop!