Thursday, October 1, 2009

star quilt top

i am so excited about this quilt. i started this blog when i joined amandajean's star quilt along (over a year ago). it took me forever to finally put the top together, and i don't know why! i love it, but it's going to have to wait a while, i'm not going to baste anymore quilts before the baby. it's too hard to get down on my hands and knees...especially one this big. i'm looking forward to it though, it might just be a new favorite.

70 comments:

  1. oh, this is so stunning! i love the colors, it is simple and cheery. so perfect.
    No belly shots to share? Hope you are feeling well....

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  2. Beautiful!!

    do you know of basting spray??
    adhesive spray... holds 'sandwich' together.. washes out..

    i can't imagine any other way.

    lovely quilt!!
    xo
    eva

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  3. this is a link for the basting spray:

    http://anyonecanquilt.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/machine-quilting-101.html

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  4. It's beautiful. My top has been done for a while but I'm a little overwhelmed by the size of it.

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  5. beautiful!! you did a great job! i love the blue/orange mix!!

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  6. Oh, that is so great! Now you're motivating me to work on my blocks more...but they are down on the list of projects :(

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  7. That's a great top! I love the colors:-)

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  8. The colors are really beautiful! They are very cheerful and the blue/orange/white is such a great combination.

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  9. Nettie, that is gorgeous... I see a block or two there I may have to copy!

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  10. I love the colors you chose. I'm laughing about basting with a belly...I gave it up a month ago too (and should have not done my last quilt).

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  11. It's lovely! The color combination is great. That's a happy quilt.
    Amy

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  12. Oh, that is just fabulous; love the colour combination and the white background that really makes the colours pop!!

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  13. Nettie, It's awesome. Good luck with the baby!

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  14. I am Ga Ga over this....great color
    choices!!!

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  15. Goregous. TY for sharing.

    Have a lovely autumn day ~ TTFN ~ Marydon

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  16. I love the quilt top! The colors are perfect!

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  17. Wow! I love it! You picked the perfect colors.

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  18. wow, this is so stunning!! very, very pretty!

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  19. So beautiful!!! The colour combo is one of my favourites, and stars are a new fave of mine! Very very nicely done :) Don't blame you for not wanting to baste this right now!

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  20. I pinned a quilt together when I was nearly 7 months along, and it was awful! Bending over on the floor like that made me have to pee all the time! Kudos to you for finishing it!

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  21. That is a beautiful quilt, I love the colours and layout. It is a big quilt to quilt.

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  22. It's a beautiful quilt! There are other ways to baste rather than being on the floor - trust me I know! Good luck with both the quilt and the new baby :-)

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  23. It is beautiful! The colors are so fresh and bright. Can you put the quilt on a dining room table to baste? Too bad it would have to wait.

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  24. This quilt really appeals to my star obsession , I love it !!
    Colours are perfect !!

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  25. Basting is my least favorite part of quilting. The stars are gorgeous.

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  26. I'm not a fan of white--but wow! This works! It really makes the blue and orange work. Truly lovely.

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  27. oh, nettie!!!! you made this pattern shine!!! i LOVE it so very much.

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  28. What a beautiful little quilt!

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  29. this is one of my favorite quilts I think I've ever seen.

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  30. Its just lovely! I have used the spray and it does work!

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  31. beautiful! I basted a quilt at 8 mo preggo with my son. Never again!

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  32. It's a wonderful quilt! I wish I could help you baste it.

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  33. I love your colors & simplicity! Beautiful

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  34. One of the best out of that bunch from the quilt along. I'm particularly partial to that colour combo.
    Good luck in these last few weeks.

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  35. aaaahhhh. The colors are simply glorious and your use of white space really lets then shine. Wonderful.

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  36. It's gorgeous! And I love your blog, by the way! You are very inspiring! I think it's great that you are spending so much time quilting before your baby comes. My baby (my fourth) is almost 18 months old now and I find it so hard to quilt when she is awake! I almost can't wait for her to grow so I can quilt more (how selfish of me, huh?)!!!

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  37. Very beautiful.
    Those stars tempted me....I keep meaning to go back but get lead astray into other areas.

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  38. There are people with big machines who will quilt this for you. In your condition it might be a treat!

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  39. Nettie, this is truely lovely! So delicate and fresh colour combination :) Love it.

    And the basting: I totally follow you, having 20 days or so myself to estimated time of delivery of my baby... :))

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  40. I love this quilt top! I'm pregnant also, a little ways behind you, and our nursery is orange and aqua. So I have a soft spot for these colors right now!

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  41. OOHH! Love the blue and orange. Very aesthetically appealing.

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  42. it looks FABULOUS!!!! i REALLY love the color combo!! amandajean really inspires just about everybody!! :) she's good that way!! i started my blog because of her too!:)

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  43. wow. this looks so great! i love the aqua/teal and orange togheter. great combo.

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  44. Great job. I think your color choices are absolutely right on. Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  45. GORGEOUS!!! Well done, and great color choices :-) Have you tried spray basting? I used to pin, now I use spray adhesive (specically made for quilts) makes the process WAY faster, and easier.... much easier to QUILT too - no pins to watch out for. I highly recommend it, anyhow :-)
    Good luck to you and the soon-to-arrive baby!! How exciting! I'll be in your shoes in about.... 6 months!

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  46. really really beautiful nettie! the color combo is perfect, and your stars are all so beautiful! i could just sit and gaze at this one for a long time!

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  47. Good plan Nettie :)!! I basted a quilt when 30 weeks pregnant (twice - I didn't get it right the first time) and by the end of it after being on my hands and knees for 4 hours pinning, I couldn't stand up for the life of me! haha I was trying to get my little boy to shift (he was breach) but it didn't work!! This quilt will be gorgeous!!

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  48. it's awesome! pretty colors!

    i didn't realize you were expecting a baby....congrats! do you know what you are having? are you revealing your due date?

    take care!

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  49. wow, i love the colors! the white just makes everything so beautiful.

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  50. The colors are so beautiful. Lovely quilt!!

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  51. Oh, so glad you did finish the top, the colors just pop...it really is super fun!

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  52. The quilt colours are just stunning! I love it!
    Micki

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  53. Its your choice of complements that make it sparkle. I wish you the best in your upcoming motherhood.

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  54. What great colors. I would never have thought to put orange and blue together but it truly makes this unisex.
    Love it and can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  55. That quilt is simply beautiful! I love it! :)

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  56. Oh it's so pretty and soft. Great work!

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  57. it's lovely! congrats! hope the delivery is a breeze

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  58. I know you were contemplating changing the setting blocks to orange but I think you made the right choice in keeping the blue. I love how it makes the star block pop and allows the setting blocks to give a great secondary pattern to the quilt. Great job! I absolutely love it and will be keeping the color scheme in mind for a future quilt.
    Good luck with the baby.

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  59. Love the colors! turq and orange! I tried that combo but mine is hiding in a bin never to see the light of day again... not lovely like this !!! I love it! Makes me wan to try the combo one more time!!

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  60. You know I love red and aqua but orange and aqua rocks! I love this.

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  61. I love this quilt. The color combo is my favorite.

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  62. This is... by far... the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen. I love it.

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