Sunday, October 28, 2012

Snowy Stars on UFO Sunday

Snowy Stars brings my UFO finishes to 5! This quilt started with a bundle of beautiful snow themed batiks that seemed in need of a simple pattern to showcase them. I'd seen many Lucky Stars quilts made with bright batiks and thought I'd give it a try with blues.  Some of the batiks have touches of metallic for extra sparkle.
I love how the two fabrics with a hint of purple worked out as I remember being a bit leery of them while piecing. Lucky Stars is an Atkinson Designs pattern which uses fat quarters and is super easy because of the floating star points. I started this quilt in 2004 and it was machine quilted by Nancy Clayburn of Quilting by Design in April 2005. It is the last of my trio of quilts that spent 7 years waiting for binding. Never again!

Nancy's quilting is amazing on this!  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 with loops and bursts of snowflakes.

This quilt will be proudly displayed on my wall all winter long.  I'm linking up to Sew Darn Crafty@Sew Many Ways and UFO Sunday@The Free Motion Quilting Project.


  1. Beautiful, enjoy the hanging

  2. Can't wait to see it on the wall, it's been a long time coming. Forgot how gorgeous it is.

  3. Your quilt is beautiful! And how lovely to be able to remove it from your UFO stack and put it on the wall! Hope it inspires you to take out other UFOs and get them finished as well as giving yourself permission to start something new!
    Happy quilting!
    Allison, England

  4. Really, really pretty! The snowy looking quilting is perfect. I've done a couple of snow themed blue and white quilts now, and just love that color combination.

  5. So pretty and I just made one of these quilts, wonderful pattern. I love the snow theme fabrics and I love it! I have things and I just wonder why it took me so long to finish when I was almost done. :)

  6. Such a beautiful quilt - love the snow themed batiks!

  7. What beautiful quilting - and the back would make a lovely wholecloth quilt!

  8. Very pretty. I like everything you've done so far. I am enjoying starting at the beginning. I am glad I am not the only one with UFOs. I too am trying to tackle them one at a time. Keep up the great work.


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