Thursday, December 1, 2011

Birdseye Update . . . .

I love covering my design wall with my Birdseye star blocks. (Birdseye is by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co)


I couldn't stand it, I went back into my box of fat quarters and tried to find fabric "matches" for the nine patches that fit in the middle my star points. It probably took me 90 minutes to get what I think is the perfect combination of three colored fabrics and two background fabrics. I'm guessing that was 90 minutes I could have used making blocks, but I'm happier when things go together just right, and now I think things are, just right!

In the pattern Carrie suggests making the 124 nine patches first, to get that out of the way. As you can see, I started with the star blocks. But I am making a couple of nine patches from each fabric I'm using for the stars as I go, I figure by the time I have all my star blocks done I'll also have the majority of my nine patches done too!

I'm guessing I'll have an assortment of over 100 fabrics in the top when it's all done. I'm making star blocks as quick as I can, I'm so eager to see this quilt come together.

For those of you who haven't caught Judi's latest post over at the Green Fairy Quilts, go take a peek, she just finished quilting Nottingham Star, my Lifetime Quilt Number 62. I can't even find the words to describe how I feel about the time and effort Judi put into my quilt top and the finished quilt, saying it's amazing doesn't even come close.

The quilt is in the mail and I can hardly wait to see it in person, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed it makes it home safe and sound!

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29 comments:

  1. Judi Madsen's quilting is just incredible. It has turned a very lovely quilt into an absolute masterpiece. I am in awe!

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  2. always inspired to sew when I come to your blog! and now this quilt I just had to add it to my ever growing list of quilts to make :)
    thanks!!!!
    Kathie

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  3. Thelma your stars are perfect....I'm so itching to get back to mine...one of these days.
    I saw your quilt on Judi's blog and then I saw it again posted on Barbara Brackman's blog...it is amazing. Can't wait to see it hanging in your place of honor!

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  4. I had already seen what the Green Fairy made on your top...OMG, it's incredible ! Amazing work. You are a very lucky girl Thelma !

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  5. I always enjoy hearing about your fabric selection process!

    I read Judi's post when it came out. Your quilt is even more gorgeous now that it's quilted!

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  6. I saw your quilt on Judi's blog and there aren't words to describe how awesome it looks. The quilting is just amazing. It would be so cool just to see it up close. You should enter it in a quilt show!
    Your Birdseye quilt is looking great. You are just so inspiring and I love reading about your fabric selection.
    Thanks for sharing Birdseye with us.

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  7. Thelma, your quilt blocks are gorgeous! Love your choice of fabrics and how perfect the blocks are made! Way to go!

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  8. Your Birdseye is looking great. The quilting on the Nottingham star took my breath away. Wow.

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  9. I hopped over to see your quilt Thelma and OH MY GOODNESS! It is amazing beyond words! I think you should enter it in a show so other people can enjoy it!

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  10. Your Birdseye is wonderful - like all of the quilts you make. I am still in complete awe of Judi's quilting. I'm sure you will treasure that quilt - wish I could see it in person!

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  11. I love your Birdseye stars - and I think the 90 minutes choosing 9P fabric was time well spent! And oh my, Nottingham Star looks fabulous, wow, I'm speechless!!

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  12. WOW! I checked out No. 62 over at Green Fairy; it is remarkable, really makes that quilt something special. I live your Birdseye blocks too.

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  13. The quilting is amazing as is your quilt! I know that you're going to be so happy when it's back home to you.

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  14. I love this quilt!! Very nice! And the quilt that Judi quilted took my breathe away!! Amazing!! Lucky YOU!
    P

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  15. Wow Thelma, not only is your quilt gorgeous, Judi's quilting is incredible! What an amazing quilt!!!

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  16. I love your progress on Birdseye.... then I hopped on over to the Green Fairy Quilts. Oh. My. Goodness! Your Nottingham looks absolutely splendid with her quilting being the perfect enhancement for your already beautiful quilt.

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  17. This is a phenomenal quilt!

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  18. I saw your quilt yesterday over at Judy's. I was amazed at how beautiful it was and thrilled when I found out whose quilt it was!!!! Can't wait to see it bound and totally complete. This one is a blue ribbon winner for sure.

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  19. It is going to be another winner! :-) I saw your quilt at Judi's too~ incredible! Have a happy day!

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  20. All the fabric is set aside for this pattern, too. I'm excited to see yours progress. I changed up the coloring myself.
    Congratulations on the shout out in the new AP&Q magazine!! Well deserved!

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  21. I first saw your Nottingham Star quilt on Judy's website and am just awed by it's beauty... both your pattern/fabric selection as well as the quilting! However, seeing your quilt on Judy's website prompted me to jump over to yours and I continue to be amazed. I have been thoroughly enjoying looking at all your amazing quilts and reading some of the stories that go along with them. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity!

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  22. Your Star quilt at Judy's is gorgeous! What a combination of talents! I know you can't wait to receive it.
    Now I can't wait to see Birdseye finished.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  23. I saw your quilt on Green Fairy Quilts. It is so awesome! There really are no words to describe it. A priceless treasure! And your new one is beautiful too. I love your combination of fabrics.

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  24. I would rather cut and sew blocks as I go than cut everything at once. I'm too anxious to see the finished design start to come together.

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  25. I saw your quilt on Judy's blog and OMG, it's breathtaking! I'll bet you can't wait to have it in your possession safe and sound. I did find my Birdseye quilt kit so I may give it a whirl and work on mine too, even though you're already way ahead of me...

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  26. The Birdseye Quilt is going to be a winner! Liking the fabric choices. And the Nottingham Star Quilt - Wowzer! Such a pretty quilt and Judi's quilting takes it over the top.

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  27. I love your Nottingham Start quilt - and Judi's quilting just makes it completely breathtaking - you are very lucky to have someone who complements your work so well.

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  28. Green Fairy Quilts is the first blog that I started following and have fallen in love with Judi's quilting. I absolutely LOVE what she did with your quilt! You do amazing work and I would love to be like you when I grow up to be a real quilter :)

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