Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lucky Stars Block of the Month Finished Quilt

I loved working on these Lucky Stars this past year but I am happy to finally have them put to good use. Each of these blocks is only 6" finished. I should have taken these photos with something to show the scale but they are pretty tiny.
Lucky Stars block of the month finished quilt
Because the blocks are so small and they aren't going to get a lot of wear and tear hanging up on the wall and because I didn't want to have to quilt over the tiny little bulky seams, I did not quilt over the stars.  I densely quilted the neutral blocks and then stitched in the ditch around the stars.  I like how it helps the stars pop a little more.
Lucky Stars BOM quilting
The background fabric is a very faint dot print from Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille and the brown fabric in the background blocks is one of my new favorite prints from Up, Up, and Away (available here and here).  

This is going to hang up in our new guest room and I think it will look nice with the Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt that I am making for the guest bed (yes, I'm still working on it!).  Now I just need to finish up some projects and non-sewing stuff so that I can get started on the Farmer's Wife blocks that I am planning to make this year.

30 comments :

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I only made 4 of the blocks last year - I must finish (and copy your on-point layout)!!!!

Yvonne Campbell said...

Amazing! I can't wait to start seeing your farmer's wife blocks.

MariQuilts said...

Really lovely!!!

Karin Jordan said...

I love it. Great job!

Rachel said...

In love what you've done with these blocks.

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful! It looks lovely as a wall hanging.

Jenny said...

I've been waiting for this finish -- it is wonderful!! I love every choice you made! I'm crazy about the quilting. I have done a bit of quilting like that too, spirograph-style, and I think it's super cute. Such a wonderful wall hanging!

Cindy said...

I love how you put them together! Yours is the first finished LS quilt I've seen. Maybe you're the first one done? Anyway, hope to get mine put together soon!

moira said...

Ooh, lovely x

Carla said...

I love your fabric choices ...such a great little quilt! Thanks for letting us know the background...I've been looking for something just like that! I'm one who has made the FW quilt and it is one of my proudest accomplishments! I'll enjoy watching you make yours, I am sure.

Debbie said...

oh this is just beautiful!! How nice to have a finished project with your year's worth of blocks!

Karyn said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I enjoyed watching your blocks each month. You have made lovely choices regarding fabric and final layout. Well done!

Karyn said...

And I should have said great quilting too! Suits your quilt perfectly!

Renee said...

This is beautiful! I love the quilting you did, it works great with the blocks.

DeborahGun said...

this is stunning :-) I love how you have brought all the blocks together.

Svetlana said...

It's gorgeous, Erica. I absolutely love what you did with these amazing stars, the layout is perfect/ And it will look amazing with the Rocky star quilt.

Heather D. said...

I like the blocks on point, and how you chose to quilt it is just right. A very nice finish Erica!

Carla said...

Beautiful stars. I had no idea they were only 6". I've only done 28 of the farmers wife blocks. Steady and slow...

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

That turned out great! And the quilting really does help the blocks pop. Can't wait to see your FW blocks. I stalled out on mine. Hopefully I'll get to it again someday.

Irelle said...

Gives me inspiration to complete MY Lucky Stars top with my 12" blocks but it is pretty far down the "to do" list at this point. And I joined for 2014!

Abby West said...

Your finished quilt turned out so lovely and I really like your layout.

Adrianne said...

Oh this is wonderful Erica! I've been admiring your stars all through 2013 and they just look awesome together.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

My your quilting is spectacular! Someday I want to try that pattern on just the right (small) quilt. I think it works wonderfully the way you did not quilt the special stars. congrats on this finish!

Frances said...

I love the colours for this. I am currently working on 6" blocks, and like you, it is hard to get the size across on the internet. Great finish.

Christine S said...

Such a great quilt!

Linda from Talkinglunchboxquilts.com said...

Those are absolutely beautiful blocks! Really fun to look at :)

Sara said...

These are very familiar to me;)

Oh yeah I did these too,but now they are stacked on a shelf by my stash of fabric! Hope to get to them eventually and turn them into a quilt!

I love how yours turned out with the dots in the background and the setting squares:):)

Cloud CouCou said...

So beautiful, I love the mix of fabrics they work so well together :)

Seamingly Sarah said...

I love those stars. So fun! And great coordination overall. I came over from Crazy Mom Quilts blog on her Finish it Up Friday links.

Barbara said...

Love your block of the month stars quilt. I am making the 12 inch blocks and am way behind. I am retired and have much more free time than you, I imagine. You were my inspiration for starting the project and I did not come across it until September so I will use that as my primary excuse.

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