Thursday, January 16, 2014

First Finish for 2014 . . .

Starlight is done! 


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 123
The pattern Starlight is by Camille Roskelley for Thimble Blossoms (click here for pattern)
It finished at 66" x 70"
The large floral triangles are by Liberty of London
The rest of the fabric is random prints from my stash
It has approximately 781 pieces.



You may remember that I had a little trouble with this quilt when I didn't follow the instructions on my triangle ruler for cutting those large floral triangles.  A friend passed this along, "a quilt so nice you'll make it twice", and I did, and it was worth it. 




Some quilts look good with inner and outer borders and some quilts don't.  One of my favorite things about this pattern is how the design runs off the sides, like it's going to infinity and beyond.

Not only is this my first finish for 2014, it's a project off  my UFO list, now I'm down to 5 of them, what a way to start the year.  I hope your year is off to a great start too.





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25 comments:

  1. It's absolutely stunning and well worth all the faff of unpicking and trimming - bravo!

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  2. It's finished! You're my hero du jour! Gorgeous!

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  3. it turned out beautiful but I had no doubt I guess I will get out the crewel world and so some more blocks on it just me and applique so slow

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  4. Congrats on your first finish of the year, its a beauty!

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  5. Totally worth the extra effort of doing it right! Congratulations on a job well done (and a beautiful quilt besides).

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  6. You got that one done in a jiffy! Hard to believe you'd done anything wrong. It's very pretty.

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  7. I love this one! Florals are my favorite and what a great pattern... Adding to my Make Someday List. Well worth the extra work!

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  8. It looks fabulous! Congratulations on checking one off the list.

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  9. It's just beautiful! Well worth the extra unsewing and resewing for such an outstanding quilt.

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  10. Love the bright colors. Such a pretty quilt and worth the effort. 5 UFOs? Oh what I would do to only have 12 on the list. That's one of my long term goals.

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  11. Very nice Thelma! Awesome start to 2014. A finish and a finished WIP/UFO. Awesome.

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  12. So happy to see this one done and knew you would solve your little glitch with the fabrics. Looks really nice and just a "happy quilt"....

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  13. Congratulations! What a beautiful finish! I love the Liberty of London fabric.

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  14. Good thing you persisted with the unsewing and got it finished because it looks fantastic! And so cheerful to have around during the grey weather months.

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  15. My bucket list just got longer… in fact every time I read a post of yours, my bucket list grows! Great job - so glad you were able to fix it! It was worth your effort (and tears….) :O)

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  16. Oh Thelma, that is just beautiful!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  17. I love this Thelma! It just sparkles! So pretty!

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  18. I'm so glad you decided to fix it and keep going! The results are great!

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  19. This quilt is wonderful. I like the colors; it is a vey happy quilt.

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  20. Your first finish and a beautiful one at that! Love this quilt!

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love Camille's patterns and will definitely have to purchase this one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Only five UFO's? Oh you are so good!

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  23. What a cheerful way to start the New Year; I can't wait to see what others you complete. You are a quilting machine, dear friend, XOXO

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  24. Congratulations Thelma! This one is a beauty for sure. You are off to a great 2014 start.

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  25. It looks terrific. I'd say it was worth it, too!!

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