Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: The Jumbo Star

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Welcome to any of you new to my blog! My entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is probably not a surprise for those of you who have been following for a while. It's one of my favorite quilts I've ever made. The piecing and quilting were more challenging than in many other quilts I've created. I couldn't be more thrilled with the end result.

I hand-drew the giant templates for each paper pieced star point. I quilted the entire thing on my domestic, home machine. The quilt is about 80" square. The colors are completely, 100%  "me". This quilt just makes me happy.

Sometimes it's surprising where our creative journey takes us. I simply started this quilt with the idea to supersize a traditional quilt block into a quilt. This became the result. The creative process is why I quilt. I love seeing my ideas take shape in fabric. Sometimes they work really well, sometimes they don't. Although I love my finished quilts, the actual process of creating is why I do this.


For more posts about this quilt, here a link to my blog label: Jumbo Star Quilt
I've also written three tutorials about the creation process: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3

Thanks for stopping by!!

31 comments:

  1. So stunning Kati, and yes, so "you"!! :-))

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  2. Wow, that is gorgeous! Great work!

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  3. What an accomplishment -- it's great! And I love that you documented your creative process.

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  4. So pretty, Kati! And thanks for sharing all the steps with us - I've enjoyed the journey. :-)

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  5. Absolutely amazing! Hand drawing the paper pieced templates, wow!

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  6. Such a gorgeous quilt! Well done!

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  7. I absolutely love this, thanks for getting this out again for us :o)

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  8. This quilt is so striking! I love it! If you don't mind me asking...how wide are each of the borders? I like the look and want to add a similar border to a quilt I'm working on. Thanks! ~Nicole

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  9. Lovely! Almost angelic like somehow! You have inspired me, thank you!!!

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  10. Your giant star is so beautiful - love the pretty colours and fabrics.

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  11. GREAT quilt I love it! Thanks for your tutorial too.

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  12. This quilt has been a fav of mine since you first debuted it. It's a great entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I guess I didn't realize you had quilted it on your domestic machine. That in itself must have been a huge challenge considering the patterns you chose to use. Another great job!

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  13. Oh wow!! What a beautiful quilt. :o)

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  14. Wow love the colors and the pattern, beautiful quilt!!

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  15. Very beautiful quilt. I love the colors and the crispness. Your challenges in piecing and quilting surely paid off! That's a very large quilt to quilt on your home machine. congrats!

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  16. I love this quilt. So pretty.

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  17. As always, this quilt is spectacular! I love that you drafted your own papers for it too! :) It feels so nice to have a hand in every part of the process! :)

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  18. such a beautiful quilt. Like you, it's the process of creating that I like best, too!

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  19. I love the quilt - the colours are fabulous.

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  20. I love super-sized stars. Yours is particularly lovely. And you did a really nice job on the quilting.

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  21. I'm a process girl too!
    And this quilt is beautiful!

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  22. My vote goes to you, hands down. You made me wanna make this quilt so badly, I've been thinking about it since I saw it for the first time. Gorgeous! :)

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  23. I really really love it! I hope you can publish or share....I recently discovered that making a big block quilt is fun for baby quilts, and super fast.
    thanks for sharing.

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  24. such a fun quilt - I love the design and colours

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  25. This is so pretty. Love the lines and the negative space.

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