Tuesday, December 29, 2009

finally finished

my christmas present to myself!
a completed, one and a half years in the making, quilt. this quilt was part of amanda jean's quilt along.
it is really big (for me), and i really love it!

i backed it in mostly blue, with a little orange

and bound with an orange stripe.this is my favorite staranother favorite star.
i really enjoyed the traditional-ness of this quilt. i love modern, wonky, unmeasured quilts, but i also love the order and straight lines that a traditional quilt provides.

81 comments:

  1. Nettie, I've missed you. You're quilt is absolutely beautiful!

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!
    And perfectly straight quilting lines, to boot!
    Nicely done, for sure.
    I would love it even if my favorite color wasn't orange!
    Happy New Year!

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  3. love the aqua and orange together, what a lovely gift for yourself!!

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  4. Wow - it absolutely beautiful - love the colors, the stars, the quilting - just gorgeous! Congrats on finishing it too!

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  5. It's fantastic! I love the colors. It's traditional, but still totally fresh. Great job!

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  6. never would have thought to do that color combo myself -- looks great!

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  7. So lovely! Congratulations on a great work!

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  8. I saw this as you showed us the blocks, and I admire it so much.

    Now I see it all finished and -i really LOVE it!!

    Thanks for sharing this beauty :)

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  9. This is SO cute! I love the colors and it is so nice and crinkly.

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  10. Traditional, but modern all the same. It's gorgeous, I love the colours.

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  11. nettie, i LOVE this quilt. you are so talented.
    miss you.

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  12. It's beautiful. I love the blue and orange together..fresh and happy.

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  13. This is a beautiful quilt! The lines of turquoise squares on the field of white are so visually satisfying! You have a great finish! Pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. wow- I'd love one of these myself! it looks so good- i love the backing!

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  15. Beautiful! I love the colors, just the right ammount of orange.

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  16. I love these two colors together! What a great gift! Jenn

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  17. Such a perfect example of fun modern fabrics bringing a whole new life to traditional blocks! Beautiful quilt!!

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  18. What a breath of fresh air as I sit
    here watching it snow outside!!!
    My heart is all a flutter over this yummy quilt...no really...I'm
    excited about it!!! Can you not just stop looking at it???
    Great job!!!

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  19. this turned out beautiful! i love it.

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  20. beautiful! your color choices are wonderful. it gives a more modern feel to a traditional pattern. very nice!

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  21. Gorgeous! I had marked your quilt as colors I loved for my Bee quilt, but couldn't find enough great oranges. Your stars look wonderful!

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  22. so beautiful! It's very happy!

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  23. This is absolutely delicious! :) LOVE it! :)

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  24. Wow! This is so beautiful! Well worth the wait to get it finished!

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  25. Gorgeous finish!

    I too love to throw in some traditional piecing in there now and then. I also like to surprise myself by working in softer colours sometimes. Happy New Year!

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  26. Love it! I love the blue paired with the orange. So lovely!

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous !!!! The blue and orange are lovely together. Fantastic job!!

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  28. beautiful, nettie. i love the blue/orange combo. so fresh!

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  29. My favorite colors! A beautiful, inspiring quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. You did a beautiful job with this quilt. Your colors are lovely and the pattern is refreshingly traditional - yet not dated. Love it!

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  31. this is one gorgeous quilt. i love that it's not too busy. and orange and blue look great together - i'm about to finish a quilt in that colour scheme myself! :)

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  32. Absolutely beautiful - your work is simple perfection!

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  33. Beautiful color combination and design and backing. All of it is really gorgeous.

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  34. Stunning quilt! I absolutely love the colour combination!

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  35. Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous
    Enjoy it for years to come.
    Happy New Year

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  36. Beautiful! Very well done! I luv the pieced back! I'm sure you will have only the sweetest of dreams sleeping underneath it. Happy quilting!

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  37. Oh! This is so, so very lovely! Thank you for sharing :)

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  38. Very lovely!
    You go girl
    Happy New Year

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  39. Gorgeous quilt! Love the colours!

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  40. Beautiful Nettie! This quilt is gorgeous. I love those colours together. Such a perfect balance! I've missed you! Hope all is going well with your young family. Isn't funny how quickly you can forget about all the work that comes with a newborn? And then when you've got others you wonder how you'll ever get anything done!

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  41. 'Bout time you returned! Orange and blue looks so pretty in your quilt :o) Worth the wait! Amie :o)

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  42. It's stunning!!! I love everything about it!

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  43. It is so beautiful. I love the colours you chose.

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  44. This quilt came out so perfect. Love your color choice.
    Happy New Year!

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  45. Oh it turned out just lovely! What fun colors you used.

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  46. How beautiful! The colors are so fresh. A great gift to yourself.
    -- michele

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  47. It's beautiful! Gorgeous colors :)

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  48. oh beautiful! love the orange and blue combo and the softness of the orange! just beautiful and so well photographed too

    Corrie:)

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  49. Love your quilt! Beautiful quilting.

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  50. Lovely!
    and can you believe no more Amanda Jean to follow along with :0(

    Makes me so sad.

    Happy Sewing

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  51. It's absolutely gorgeous! Lovely colors, beautiful quilting, wonderful crinkleness.

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  52. absolutely beautiful, nettie!! i love the colors too!

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  53. That quilt is drop dead gorgeous! You did a great job!
    Micki

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  54. Nettie, it is a MASTER PIECE! Congratulations!

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  55. I LOVE IT !! I'm inspired. I love those two colours together. Well done.

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  56. Your continual usage of my favourite colour combo inspires me and makes me wish my stash was bigger! Good luck in the new year finishing all those projects. This one was worth the wait!

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  57. So beautiful. You chose a great way of putting the whole thing together.

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  58. wow. this is super nice. the pattern is great and the quilting, too. wish i could do simething like that. terrific.

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  59. The orange and blue color combination is wonderful. It's a beautiful inspiration!

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  60. You so should really love this quilt - it's beautiful. Congratulations. You're an inspiration.

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  61. Your quilt is really beautiful, congratulations!

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  62. what a beautiful quilt! I came across your blog and have been looking around...beautiful!

    I have a question...do you do all your quilting with a standard sewing machine? Or do you have one of the large machine quilters?

    I have so many unfinished tops or works in progress!

    Can this stiple quilting be done on a standard sewing machine?

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  63. i fell in love with this quilt when i saw it a while ago... it's been on my mind ever since. i've been collecting oranges and blues and am just now starting it... i was going to do a different sampler quilt, but this weekend, i got the itch and went with amanda jean's star quilt as well... hope you don't mind! thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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  64. really like this one too..you are good missy..really good...love these 2 colors together...YOU are AWESOME

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  65. Stunning! Love the mix of traditional and modern colors :)

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