Friday, October 18, 2013

Modern Star Quilt Finish!



A finish hot off the sewing machine this very morning. The Janome gal has been purring for a couple of days -  mornings, afternoons and evenings. Back at it by 5:00 a.m. this morning

I now can say "Finished!" 

Just in time for the Friday Finish Linky Parties.

I am pleased with how well the Quilt-As-You-Go - Fun and Done style technique went overall.

 I have a couple areas I am not too crazy about, but that had more to do with not cutting 2 of the backs wide enough. I made it work though by sewing additional strips to widen and lengthen two blocks.  But as my quilting friends would say, Who would notice riding on a galloping horse?"






Looking good on the bed!





















Hanging on the fence sideways!














The backside of a block!

















Pleased with the end results of quilting density!














Orange Wings! 


I began to use the stiletto to score the stitching lines. Worked like a dream giving me a defined line to stitch on. No cleaning up markings!






















Golden Rod!




















Taupe and pink wavy!



















More rays for pink wavy!





















Navy wavy! 
Center is wavy cross-hatched!


















More rays for wonky fussy!














The sashing for the Fun Done went well by lightly folding the sashing and pressing pins downward in the ironing board pad holding the sashing in place. 

I found that I had better control of creating a more straight fold where the body of the fabric helped to keep it in position until I glued and pressed.  

(If you are just now seeing this technique for the first time -  after quilting blocks place the back sides with wider backs and sew together along the front block edge in order to connect the QAYG blocks.)




Yes! glue was a brilliant idea! When taking it to the sewing machine I wasn't getting pricked with pins while managing the weight of the quilt.

I used a long nozzle to bead the glue.  With a hot iron I pressed the sashing in place removing pins as I went along with the iron.








I am linking up with:

My Quilt Infatuation WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced WIPs on Wednesdays Fresh Poppy Design stitch by stitch sew many ways





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49 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful quilt. I'm so impressed with your quilting. I came over from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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  2. I love your wonky stars and the quilting is gorgeous.

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  3. Ooooo I love it! You can ship it out to me whenever! Wonderful job on the quilting!!

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  4. Your quilting is perfect! Love the stars too! Simply gorgeous all over!

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  5. Joanie....I love everything about this quilt! The stiletto is a marvelous idea. Congrats on a wonderful finish!

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  6. It looks amazing!! Wonderful job quilting and putting the blocks together in a great pattern.

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  7. Your quilting is really effective - I love the QAYG technique :)

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  8. I had no idea this was a QAYG until you told me. I guess I overlooked that part earlier this week! This is beautiful. Completely & utterly LOVE it.

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  9. This is a great quilt. I like the variety of blocks. Your quilting is wonderful.
    Barb@Witsend

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  10. Gorgeous...loving those stars and the quilting is amazing. Well done!!

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  11. Wow! I'm blown away but how gorgeous this is. Nicely done.

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  12. I *love* this! Very nice work - it's crisp without being harsh, the quilting is jazzy without overwhelming itself, and I really love the thin borders around each quilt paired with the white sashing and binding. Gotta pin this for future play!

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  13. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colours, the setting, the quilting -- everything! Way to go, Joanie! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF! and OctoberQuest 2 -- good luck!

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  14. Oh my, this is gorgeous!! I didn't know star quilts could be so original. You do wonderful work.

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  15. I love the quilting around the stars -- it's gorgeous!

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  16. Oh so pretty, and even more modern appealing with your quilt stitches! VeRy CooL ~
    :-}pokey

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  17. The quilting is incredible! Love the colours too. It's a beautiful quilt!

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  18. That is an amazing quilt - the simplicity of the colours, and the wonderful quilting! I really, really like this one.

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  19. Very pretty! I love all the empty space and your quilting is perfect!

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  20. Gorgeous! Your stars are all very pretty and the quilting is incredible, Joanie. Congrats on such a lovely finish! Was this your first QAYG?

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  21. Congratulations on a lovely finish ...I loved seeing all the extensive quilting! :)

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  22. Congrats on this gorgeous finish! Your quilting is amazing!

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  23. Its a beautiful quilt and how wonderful to have it completely] quilted ( and so beautifully!). I never thought of using glue.

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  24. Great finish! I love your quilting. The back looks just awesome!

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  25. Love love your quilt and the quilting.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  26. Beautiful! I need to buy some of that glue. What a great idea! Thanks for visiting and for you kind comments.

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  27. The quilt is just beautiful, how you quilted each block differently really took it to the next level. I love all of the different stars, the fabrics, and of course the quilting!

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  28. Fabulous quilt and quilting. I use glue to hold my sashing for QAYG and my binding before stitching too!

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  29. Your quilt is lovely! Love all those variations on each star. You did a fantastic job! :)

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  30. Stunning! I have yet to do a star quilt, but sure love them. I do like scoring quilting lines - not sure why we did not think of this years ago!!

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  31. Fabulous quilt - such a wow factor, love the individual block quilting and the star designs/colours :D

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  32. Great idea with the glue holding the sashing in place! I love how this quilt turned out and the quilting on it is stunning. You did a great job!

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  33. What an inspiring and inspiration this quilt is to me this morning. Insipring for all the beautiful Janome Gal Quilting and an inspiration....well, I have a 'Janome Gal Quilt As You Go' project that has been on the back burner and WIP list for several years....your post has inspired me to get back to it. It's hard to do when you are also a Longarm quilter and quilt for the public. One's own projects have a way of not making it to the longarm or the Janome Gal. Yes, I have a Janome 6600 Quilter and just about every other machine Janome makes or made...I've not updated since the 6600. If it ain't broke....lol!!!

    Thanks for your visit and great comment on CollectInTexas Gal this morning. I stopped by earlier to your blog and browsed for ages and became a Follower. Very inspiring and great Quilters Blog. I'll be back often and hope to join in some of the Quilting Parties you attend. Thanks for those links, BTW.
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal

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  34. Beautiful quilt! Your quilting just looks awesome!
    I love the rays coming of the stars and all straight line quilting!

    My favorite star is the black one!

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  35. Wow! This is gorgeous! The stars are awesome, but your quilting is stunning!

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  36. I love this quilt! It is beautiful!!!

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  37. What a beautiful quilt Joanie and your quilting really sets it off! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  38. I am so intrigued by that sashing! And love all those straight lines ;)

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  39. just beautiful! I love the variety of stars. and the quilting looks amazing on that simple backing. as much as I like a pieced backing, this sings in white. =)

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  40. How beautiful! Love the unique quilting in each of the blocks!

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  41. this is such a gorgeous quilt, and the quilting really makes it special!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  42. This is such a beautiful quilt. I love that all of the stars are unique, and the quilting looks fantastic!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  43. Absolutely love this! So gorgeous! And the quilting is incredible! :)

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  44. Look at that wonderful quilting...way to go Joanie!!

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  45. I love this quilt! The various stars are so neat and the quilting is beautiful! Congrats on your finish!

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  46. I love this quilt! Is there a tutorial, or a pattern to be purchased!
    Hugs,
    Cajun

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