Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Star light Star bright...

I've been sewing some Improv Stars lately. I LOVE this block! It goes together so quick and easy and the best part is that you don't have to worry about lining up those points. ;o)
 
 
I can't remember if I've ever really played with batiks before. Most of the quilts I've seen with them haven't really been my style. But then I saw these and decided to give them a chance.

Guess what!? I much like working with batiks. Especially these ones with their fun, bright colors. And the designs- they're so fresh and new.
 
 
I haven't quilted a quilt in a long time. I really need to find more time to sew and quilt for fun. :o)
When I started to put this quilt together I decided I wanted to quilt it. I echoed inside each of the stars criss-crossing the center. The quilting is very "organic" because of the wonkiness of each star but it adds character. I matched thread to each star so I wasn't able to get a pic that showed it well. I quilted a "broken glass" motif in the white space. It looks amazing!

 
My favorite part of this quilt is going to come as a shocker to those of you that know me--- the BINDING!!!  I know! It's like "who are you and what have you done with the Crazy Old Lady!?"
Halfway through the quilting I got an idea and decided to follow through with it.
 
 
Do you see it? I pieced together strips of the batik fabrics for the binding to mimic the rainbow flow of the stars.
I! LOVE! IT!
 


39 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

piecing the binding is something I have been doing for years - it really adds to the quilt doesn't it - yours is terrific - way to go :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is a beautiful quilt!

Ellie Q said...

Very cool! I love the batiks and love the spattering of stars. Great job!

Frog Quilter said...

Love the quilt and the binding. Scrappy binding is very cool.

Tiffany said...

It looks amazing! I agree - any block that doesn't involve matching seams is a winner in my book!
And that trick with the binding is so cool! Now I've gotta think of a quilt I can try that on...

Kira said...

I love your binding too. I like the color splash on white.

Geo Mama said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Stars aren't really my thing... but the way you have done them is.

Kristy said...

I love it too! The binding is really an extra wow! Glad you had time to sew for you. It is nice to do that. I love the many varieties of batiks. They are kind of like painting with fabric. Keep up the fun! K-

Yvonne said...

Cute quilt Emily! Love the binding too.

LynCC said...

Yeah! The binding is glorious on a quilt that's already a lot of fun. Brava, Emily!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I personally love batiks and this quilt is gorgeous! I especially love your rainbow binding :)
Amanda

Melissa Corry said...

Love this quilt, and I am with you, the binding is absolutely fantastic!!!

Anne said...

Beautiful quilt! The batiks are fabulous and I hope that by your using them, people's minds will be open to how all types of fabric can make very modern style quilts. I also love the binding. Did something similar a couple of times last year and found it well worth the effort.

Stephanie said...

This is so gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE rainbow quilts and the pieced binding just goes the extra like. So beautiful - well done!

Allison said...

Ooooh, pretty! I just finished a quitl with rainbow batik colors, and pieced a rainbow binding, too. Great minds & all that, right? ;)

Katy said...

I love it! Great color and anything with stars is awesome.

Anita said...

I love it too!

Cindy Sharp said...

BeautifuL! Well done

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

It's not the pieced binding that works so well--it's how beautifully you matched it to the colors of the stars. I didn't realize it at first but it's definitely a wow! factor on this beautiful quilt.

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•stephanie• said...

i do love a good ROYGBIV design.
except i usually leave out the O.
orange isn't my favorite.
but i love your quilt!
so original.

Diane Ebel said...

Love the quilt! Did you have a pattern or create your own, super fabulous.....

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Ella said...

Beautiful Em!!! Is this one of your patterns??

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Pamela said...

Loving your rainbow stars! And the binding is amazing. Name it starbrite- reminders of the cute rainbowbrite doll I loved growing up.

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Your quilt is simply stunning--the more I look at it, but more i love it! You did yourself proud!

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