17 November 2011

finished top


Thank you for all the lovely comments on my star blocks! It is time for a little update on my last post. The stars are put together on a dark blue (Kona Nightfall), that changes color when photographed in different angle and light.


The blocks were cut down askew from 6.5" to 5.5". Ending up 5" in the finished top. This way they are twinkling a bit more. Some of the star points were cut off in the process, too.

I added three more rows, aiming for a 50" by 75" size lap:


Now to ponder quilting it myself or sending it out. So many options, such hard choices to be made...

; )

I will probably have to sleep on it!

Hope november is treating you all ok. It's getting cold around here. I am glad I have a pile of quilts to keep me warm!

26 comments:

Mari said...

Fantastic, Marit !

Love the dark blue color !
Can`t wait to see it live.

Jenny said...

gorgeous. this quilt definitly twinkles! so much inspiration in your work!

homeschooled said...

What a lovely quilt. I love the dark sky background.

Cille said...

Beautiful and sparkly... Like looking up in the sky at night :)

SewLindaAnn said...

I love the dark sky, it looks like a view to the universe. Great work!

Westfalenmaedel said...

Warm spots in a dark blue surrounding,
I love this Quilt !!

Karin

Exuberant Color said...

I love this top. The stars are definitely twinkling!

Nifty Quilts said...

Stunning!

Britt-Inger said...

Fantastic with the twinkling stars on the dark blue sky.
Almost like the Swedish song Blinka lilla stjärna, Twinkle little star. I was so inspired, and I don´t love blue.
Thanks for sharing

Fran said...

Really love it, it's so original.

♥Duff said...

Oh Marit, another love affair with stars but this time at night. Again, you've created an ethereal piece!
My jealousy is overwhelming! Will you send me just a smidge of your creativity?! ☺

Doris said...

So peaceful looking.... Maybe meandering with random star quilted in dark blue thread on the Nightfall, with fussier quilting on stars themselves...

Jan said...

Love it; what a fabulous, deep blue for your sky!

Jennifer said...

It's gorgeous! The stars really do twinkle.

Jennifer :)

Lynne said...

That dark background makes those stars sing!

Belinda said...

Oh Oh...I'm swooning over this top!!!
The color combinations are perfection with the twinkling little stars!!

Rebecca said...

this quilt top is gorgeous!! you are inspiring me to get on a star quilt of my own. i love the size of the blocks and the colors. so beautiful!!

Nina Lise Moen said...

This is already my favourite of your quilts! I love, love the colours!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous!! I love this quilt, can't wait to see it quilted :)

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful!!!!!!

liz said...

stunning! you are so talented Marit!

Annilu + Pele said...

I absolutely love this quilt top! Although I am rather addicted to light colours and a lot of white I think this top is just gorgeous! The stars with the lightblue "background" really seem to glimmer and shine on a dark velvet sky at night. Great effect!

Carla said...

Another stunner, Marit!.....love your light fixture as well!!

KateKwiltz said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about this!

Quie said...

Wow it´s so beautiful - a lovely star night :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful! :)