Friday, November 30, 2012

2012 Christmas Quilt Show

Michele at Quilting Tutorials is hosting the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show and you won't want to miss all the beautiful eye candy in this virtual quilt showcase!

Snowy Stars is my entry, this quilt was UFO finish #5 for me in late October. In 2004 I purchased a bundle of snow themed batiks online and started looking for a simple pattern to showcase them. After seeing several versions of Lucky Stars using bright batiks I decided to give it a try in blues. Most of the batiks have a touch of silver metallic sparkle. The quilt measures 45" by 60" and will be going up on my wall next week for display all winter. Cannot wait!
Vertical View
Horizontal Full Length View
The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs. It was appealing to me as a relatively new quilter because of the floating stars. No worries about clipping any of these.
A Few Hints of Purple for Interest
Love the Pine Cone Fabric
See the Snowmen?
Snowy Stars was custom quilted by Nancy Clayburn from Quilting by Design in April 2005 and she did a fabulous job! I love the micro stippling on white, the star in the middle of each star block and the wiggly line down each point. The rest of the quilt is done using loops and bursts of snowflakes. 
The Benefit of White Backing!
My Mom attached the binding for me in the fall of 2009 after I fell and broke my leg, but it sat in my UFO Collection for 3 more years. Needless to say, I'll treasure this quilt for many years to come!

30 comments:

  1. This is a really great winter quilt! There are some really awesome fabrics in there.

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  2. Deb, Terrific Job - love blue and white!

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  3. Another pretty quilt, Deb! I've always love a blue and white quilt and Nancy did a fantastic job with the quilting.

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  4. Great quilt! It is so cold here today I want to snuggle under it lol

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  5. Oh, I love blue and stars, so this is precious to me!

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  6. Your quilt is lovely. The blue batiks work so well in the stars. Love the quilting. too.

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  7. LOVE you snowy star quilt, I would have to have that out all year long...

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  8. The fabrics in this quilt are awesome!

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  9. love your Christmas stars quilt. such great colors and fabrics. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  10. The snowy star quilt is fabulous!! What a perfect winter quilt. :)

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  11. ohhhh love this winter blue - so pretty!

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  12. Hello, I'm Camila, I have fourteen, and I love sewing ... you have a very nice blog! ... Do me a follower of your blog ... and I invite you to my blog.
    Greetings from Argentina.

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  13. Gorgeous quilt. What a beautiful job you did on it.

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  14. That is beautiful and will make such a nice addition to your decorating.

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  15. Your quilt is stunning! Love the fabrics and your piecing is superb...even with floating stars!

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  16. This is a fun pattern--I've made it twice--and your blue version is stunning! I seem to be leaning toward non-traditional holiday colors as my preference lately, and your blue beauty would be in the running for my favorite. Well done.

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  17. Love the flying snowman! Your quilt is beautiful!

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  18. Your quilt is beautiful. I really love the use of blue in Christmas projects.

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  19. VERY NEAT-LOVE THE BLUES!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  20. Yay - a completed UFO and it is lovely :)

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  21. Nice. I like the snowman material. Elizabeth

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  22. Beautiful quilt, love the blue! Thank you for sharing. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  23. Beautiful quilt! Must make sure not to show my mo this one or she will want one, too. Haha.

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  24. Terri does great patterns! Love this one in blues!

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