Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Large quilt – Not-so Lonestar

It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival time! Amy does a fantastic job of organising this online festival to keep us busy when we’re sulking about not being at International Quilt Market. Hello, if you’re visiting for the first time I hope you’ll stay to have a look around ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re a regular I apologise for bombarding you with quilts you’ve already seen ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve made quite a few quilts this year so it’s been tough to decide which ones to enter. I’ve settled on two this time around. This is my first entry, my version of Kaffe Fassett’s awesome Not-so Lonestar Quilt.

This quilt was a long time in the making! After a couple of false starts I finally got to grips with it over the Christmas and New Year holidays. It’s an absolutely massive quilt, finishing up at over 90″ square. To get a better sense of the scale here’s a similar picture but with 5’5″ Jess in the shot ๐Ÿ™‚

This quilt was a real labour of love! All those diamonds are individually hand cut and there are hundreds of them. I used Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner and Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler and just love the way that they play together. As this was such a monster quilt there was no way I was going to attempt quilting myself, so I sent it off to the amazingly talented Trudi Wood for her to work her long-arm magic. The feathers that Trudi quilted have taken this quilt to a whole new level for me.

There are tons more photos in previous posts about this quilt so I won’t overload you with them all here. This quilt now inhabits our bedroom and I’m working up the motivation to get a bigger bed to accommodate it more comfortably.

It’s not perfectly pieced but it’s as good as I’m capable of at this stage in my patchworking life. I think it will be a favourite for a very long time! I smile every time I see it, so that can’t be a bad thing ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks for taking a look around. Don’t forget to visit all the other awesome quilts on show in this category. Catch you soon x


18 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Large quilt – Not-so Lonestar

  1. tirane93 says:

    i hate to correct a blogger but – any gorgeous quilt (and yours is) IS perfectly pieced. as long as you're not inviting a quilt show judge to sleep under it anyone who looks at it will just be amazed at how pretty it is!


  2. Mary says:

    It would show up and look Perfect on a Bigger Bed. Way to tackle the big quilt. I always say your eyes are closed when sleeping under a quilt. No quilt Police here.


  3. Annabella says:

    Anything that has Kaffe Fasset, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner and this amazing lonestar in the mix is just going to be stunning. I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!


  4. Donna McDermott says:

    Absolutely. If you have worked hard at it and are happy with it, like the other poster said, unless you are inviting a show judge to inspect it, it is perfect! I adore this quilt – fantastic use of colour. such a vibrant and alive quilt. Gorgeous.


  5. Vivian says:

    This looks wonderful and remember the old adage about “if a man on a galloping horse can't see what's wrong with it, it's not noticible”. It's all about hte oveall impact and this one looks very good!


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