29 November 2012

november stars










A morning without rain is an opportunity that cannot be missed. Grey and wet november days are replaced by a grey and cold november day. So, I am having a little photo session outside.

My november stars finishes at 50" * 75", all soft and light with it's tuscany silk batting. Quilted with baptist fans on a long arm machine, and with a bit of added hand-quilted in perle cotton to emphasize a few of the stars.

These "maverick stars" (Bonnie K Hunter's phrase) are a fun invention from Gwen Marston. Both women are among my quilting hero's. The beautiful quilting is done by Anne, and the colors are among my most favorite combinations. So, there's lots to like about this one  ; )

I have been a bit quiet lately on the blog. A sore shoulder is preventing me from doing to much of anything. Including cutting, sewing and quilting. A test of my patience, I'm afraid...

Lesson learned, I don't expect to make any presents this december... So a reminder to myself: next year I will make a few small quilts and gifts throughout the year. Is it too early for new years resolutions, yet?

Enjoy your makings!





21 comments:

Sujata Shah said...

Your "November stars" definitely adds sparkle to that grey day. I like the special touch you added to it with your hand stitching.
I make new year's resolution all the time through the year. Some I stick with through the year and some don't.

Hope your shoulder feels better after resting it. Giving handmade gifts are fun but not at the cost of hurting yourself. Good thinking on taking a break.

Jodi said...

What a fabulous quilt, especially the quilting!

♥Duff said...

just beautiful! i am amazed at how well the quilting is a design element in this quilt. perhaps i shouldn't be--you have an eye for understated elegance in a quilt.
p.s. i think a road trip to beaver island is in order. meet you there?

♥Duff said...

darn! it's booked already! maybe 2014
http://www.gwenmarston.com/retreat/retreat.htm

Bridget said...

I am such a freak for Liberated Stars! Thanks for this quilt, which is inspiring.

The fans and hand quilting really set this quilt apart from others.

pinsandneedles said...

You continue to amaze me! Your quilting is absolutely beautiful Marit! I love your color sense!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

An extraordinary beautiful November night sky! I too am planning an outdoorsy photo session while it's dry, just have to finish up first. Sorry about the shoulder!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This quilt is just beautiful!!

Nifty Quilts said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I love the Baptist fans along with your hand stitching. I'm sorry your shoulder is giving you trouble again. You have been so productive this year. Maybe it's time for a well-deserved rest.

Teje Karjalainen said...

It's beautiful and you quilting is fantastic! Wonderful photos, too! x Teje

Nat at Made in Home said...

A great quilt!

Chase said...

It is surely a beautiful quilt as always! I love the blues and yellows together! The hand quilting is great addition to the quilt.

Cathy said...

Your star quilt is a sparkly stunner of a quilt, I love it. I have never tried silk wadding before, sounds great. I'm sorry to hear that your shoulder has been playing up, that is not easy, I know how you feel (mines been bad for 3 years from work). I hope you find something that can help you quickly. xo

Deborah said...

Yet another amazingly beautiful quilt!!

Carla said...

So sorry to hear that you are under the weather...no fun. Just stare at that pretty twinkly quilt...it will lift your spirits for sure. The yellow hand quilting is a genius addition!!

Ali said...

I love the contrast of the thread color, I haven't seen it often, it stands out beautifully.

liz said...

I hope you feel better soon, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your starry quilt!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful quilt - I love the colors. feel better!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!! The blue is so bright and beautiful. Amazing job!

KateKwiltz said...

Oh, I love this quilt! Great choice of colors -- all my favorites!

Alanna said...

Stunning use of color! I love that you mixed machine and hand quilting too. Beautiful quilt.