Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scrap Jar Stars Finished!

I am so excited to have this quilt finished! Staci, from the Confused Quilter, and I worked on it together last year, and I loved every minute of making it. I loved our almost daily emails, and getting to know her, and I miss our chats. Staci finished hers up long ago, but pop in here and be inspired to make one for yourself. Staci's version in gorgeous!

Then click here to start your very own! Amber posted the block tutorial and I was instantly smitten. I loved her colorway and wanted one just like it so here's my version:



It took me a long time to decide on a backing, but this dot from Connecting Threads won out:


Look at these darling dragonflies that Jackie quilted all over:


Aren't they cute? I told her to chose whatever she wanted for the design and I was over the moon when I saw what she had chosen. I'm not a squealer, but when I look at this quilt, I come pretty close. I guess you could call it an internal squeal.


I finished it off with a scrappy binding and will put it on the guest room bed for the summer.

This was such a fun quilt to piece and I am seriously thinking of making another one. Carol, of the Polka Dot Chicken fame, made one in fall colors here . Sigh. And I haven't ruled out a Christmas one yet either.

We're in full spring mode around here and my stitching time is diminishing greatly so this may be the last finished quilt that makes an appearance for a couple of months. I do have a wedding quilt to bind though.

So far I have finished 6 UFOs since the first of the year, and 2 quilts that were new. I really wanted to make a dent early on because I knew I wouldn't be indoors much starting about now.

Staci and I are planning to stitch another quilt together sometime in the coming months, and I'm really looking forward to starting that one!

Yep, this one is definitely going to be a favorite!



13 comments:

Catrin Lewis said...

What a beautiful quilt. I don't think that I've seen this design before and the colours that you used are gorgeous x

Dorian said...

Thats a lovely quilt Karin, you did a beautiful job.

Margaret said...

This quilt is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I think you've inspired me to make one! ( oh dear, do I really need more quilt ideas??)

Carol said...

FANTASTIC finish!

Deborah Hamilton said...

That's a wonderful quilt, and so patriotic! I would definitely squeal about the dragonflies.

krisgray said...

So pretty and cheerful!! This block has been in my bookmarks for a while, what a great leader/ender project it would be.

I also see my sewing being replaced with outdoor activities pretty quickly since the weather is warmer now.

Darlene said...

It's definitely beautiful. Mine sits as a flimsy - must get backing and quilt it soon.

Alycia said...

Beautiful!!!!

Nancy said...

I love it - nice job!

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I think it would be a great quilt pattern for a Quilt of Valor quilt.

Michigan Gal said...

It turned out beautifully. You're going to have an armoire FULL of quilts very soon, unless you keep giving them away! Now, would you please come here and help me finish a few?!!

Sarah said...

It's a beauty! I am really attracted to your version of this quilt. I think it's the divine reds and blues. It's in the one day someday maybe list!

Jo said...

This quilt has been a favorite of mine ever since I first saw it!!

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