29 May 2011

stars, stars, stars ...





Very inspired by the lovely and talented Kerry i have been diving into my small scraps for some scrappy stars. Wiping out the supply of the smallest pieces... These stars end up as a 6" block, the circle of stars at 22".

In may I also got to send out my pif to 9 lovely ladies:

The mug rugs are 6" * 9". And more stars are still on my to do list...

; )

Ya'll have a lovely sunday!

43 comments:

Clare said...

These stars are gorgeous. Lovely Spring colours.

The blue mug rugs are lovely too.

Andi said...

Your star quilt is stunning!!
And lovely PIF gifts too.
Andi xx

Jenny said...

just lovely! and now im very inspired by you!

Stephanie said...

Love the circular setting. Beautiful.

elle said...

Stunning! Great job.

Cathy said...

Wow Marit, I love the stars, both the quilt and the mug rugs, great job! xo

nicolette said...

Lovely circled star quilt! Those blue mug rugs are gorgeous!

Mary said...

I love those stars!

Sherry said...

I love what you did with the stars did you make the pattern or is the patteren somewhere where we can get it. I'm trying to see if I can make it myself.
Also love you PIF gifts

Carla said...

Leaving the 9th star out of the center, as you did, truly creates the circle visual for this block....great idea, Marit. I've been wanting to do some sort of red/white/blue American patriotic quilt and this would be a smashing, I think. Thanks for sharing!

Tonya Ricucci said...

absolutely fabulous. love love love your circles of stars!

Bridget said...

I have always wanted to do a "stars only" quilt and this one is amazing! I would never have thought to put them in circles!

Quiltefia said...

Så fine stjerner!! og så mange!! Hva er PIF?? Jeg blir så nyskjerrig!!:-) AnneK:-)

Lisa said...

Love those stars! Really fun, may have to try some of those in the circle block!

♥Duff said...

I can't tell you how many blogs I follow, looking for inspiration or encouragement to lose myself int eh process of quiltmaking. It seems as though every idea has been turned over and relabeled as "new" without too much "new" actually happening. Then I bump into your post and I am stopped in my tracks. I love the way your stars twinkle in their wonkiness, their small size (much the way stars look to me in the night sky), and then to offset the angles by setting them in circles is pure genius. Thank you for a breath of fresh air! oh swoon!

Kerry said...

I love the multiple circles Marit! I love it when someone takes an idea and runs with it, beautiful!

Greta said...

Oh, my! You have me star struck!

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful! I love the way the stars become circles. Really keeps your eye entertained.

Margreth said...

It's lovely stars and the design in circles is great! I have never seen something like it!

Melanie said...

Your quilt is stunning! The most beautiful and original idea I've seen in a long time!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sharon said...

Oh my stars, these are fantastic! I love that you started with 4-patches to make the stars scrappier, and I LOVE the circles! Very inspiring.

And those starry mug rugs really make me smile! Love that sneaky purple one!

Des said...

oh, i love your circle of stars soooo much! well done!

Kathleen C. said...

What a wonderful layout this is, with bright colors and lots of contrast. I always like what I see on your blog.Thanks for the inspiration.

Lucia said...

I love your stars in a circle formation. It is just perfect. Well done.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

I saw your stars on pinterest tonight. They are so gorgeous and twinkly. Lovely. : )

supermom said...

The quilt is simply beautiful. I really like the stars arranged in the circle. I'm bookmarking this for future reference.

Lynne said...

That sure is one way to be "seeing stars" - much better than a blow to the head! LOL

What a great way to use up your small scraps.

Helen in the UK said...

I LOVE these stars and the way you've arranged them into the circle block. Very clever :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love the setting of those super-cute little stars. The mug rugs are gorgeous, too!

Ariane said...

I love your stars, they are wonderful. And the mug rugs are just gorgeous!! Love it!!!!

Teje said...

Oh so much beautiful stars - I love those blue mug rugs! and you have quilted them great!
Also your Fantasy Forest is wonderful and unique! Great idea to make the borders not symmetric.
Wishes from Teje

Sinta Renee said...

Bravo! Love your quilt!!!

Belinda said...

Oh WOW Marit...you are such a clever girl!! Amazingly creative!!!

pamina said...

Love, love your stars quilt..you inspire me to make one !

sewkatiedid said...

This quilt is just plain lovely!! I wanna make one.

ayumills said...

I love, love, and love your star quilt!

Marci Warren-Elmer said...

This quilt is fantastic! It literally made me gasp. Your work is very inspiring.

Banaghaisge said...

Fabulous, absolutely sparkling. Just what I needed at this time ofthe night!!! Thank you - I found you cos some cleer person Pinned you:
http://pinterest.com/pin/31550063/
Hugs from Jasmine in Oz!

Jantine said...

I really love the design of this quilt! Well done!

shellysquilts said...

I love these little stars! Very cute! Well done!
You are making me wnat to sew stars!

amandajean said...

Goodness, gracious! This is one superb quilt top!!! I absolutely love it!!!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Thank you for my pif gift..I love the mug rug...it i way to nice to be used as a mug rug so I decided it will become a wall hanging. Thanks again and by the way..your quilts are stunning

Em said...

Hello!! My mom has made the quilt because she fell in love with your quilt! I will link to u tonight on my post now that I know where pattern came from. Come celebrate your inspiration! Em at http://mcelebrates.blogspot.com