Monday, May 4, 2009

Seeing Stars Quilt

Remember the Retreat I went to in February?

Well, I'm finally posting pictures of the quilt I made for the class I taught. I really like this quilt and right now it's hanging at American Quilting. If you have any interest in this quilt they still have a few kits available for $45.00. The kit includes everything you'll need to make the quilt top along with the instructions for making it.

This quilt was too cute not to blog about it. I'm just sorry it took me so long to bind the quilt and then to take pictures of it.

Just to clarify. The block is not my design (it's out of a book called Block Party) but how I put it together is my idea and design. I added those cute little corner triangles to each block to create a secondary pattern. It creates a shoo-fly block where you see the post and sashings come together and I figured out all the math to extend the pattern into the border. It's fun to take a standard block and make it yours.


Here's a closer look at the detail.



Notice how I carried the design out into the border. It makes it look really cool.

This is the quilt block.

24 comments:

Pat said...

This quilt is VERY pretty, Kim! Great work to customize it that way!!!

Trisha said...

Kim, this is a very pretty quilt. I love what you did to make it yours. Love the into the border idea. It really adds more for the eye to enjoy.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! Loved everything about it.

Jocelyn

Nedra said...

Very cute quilt Kim. I can see why they asked you to teach at the retreat. Everything you make I love!

Amy Sorensen said...

I am triangularly handicapped. Try as I might, I CAN'T get triangles to turn out right.

Wish I could though, because this is gorgeous!!!!!!

Shari said...

This is a really pretty quilt and a very interesting block design. I think you can definitely call it your own, with all that work and math and all... absolutely love it!

Hugs - Shari

Millie said...

Beautiful quilt and the colors are so fresh. I love the block design... you are so talented!

Jackie said...

The quilt is gorgeous! The little bits of green are perfect!

Kelly O. said...

that really is awesome Kim! You have such an eye for creativity.
Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Wow, pretty!

Lori Holt said...

VERY cute Kim. I'll bet it was a really fun class!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Kim! I love taking blocks and figuring out how to put them together. I love the pretty red too!

Amanda said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

It's adorable! It looks so springy and happy! ooxx`jodi

Annika said...

The quilt is really beatiful!

simple country living! said...

Hi Kim~
I just have to tell you that your quilt is simply BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing!
~Blessings~
Leona

Nici said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I love being able to modify a pattern.

Nici
nici826 at yahoo dot com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Pretty darn cute. And since when is almost ANY block not proprietary? Well it is your quilt design. So yes. This is YOUR quilt, not block party. Own it girl.

Debbie said...

This is so cute! And you did a great job!

Carol said...

Kim I love it...the blocks going into the border are just wonderful.

Sherri said...

I love this quilt!!! Were you at the retreat at Ruby's Inn? I was there just for Thursday and Friday and had a blast!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Boo hoo, the shop is sold out of those kits. I just love that quilt! It's so pretty and I love the secondary pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Anna

jen duncan said...

So crisp and charming. I really love this quilt!

Erin said...

Its gorgeous - love the colours! :)