Friday, March 25, 2011

Love in Wonky Stars

our Carolina dogwood

I am so honored to present to you this quilt!  It represents the love of 10 women in 20 blocks, each as unique and delightfully "wonky" as ourselves.

Love in Wonky Stars with do. Good Stitches

This quilt top came together so quickly, it took me by surprise.  Before I knew it, it was time to quilt.  I chose a very PINK back, hoping to make some little girl smile...

a very PINK back!

The wonky stars are so angular, so playful they called for random straight-line quilting.  This was my first go at this technique.  I so highly recommend it!  It was easy, fast and truly fun.  I tend to get so nervous and worried about making mistakes when I quilt.  This design was all pleasure. 

Delightfully random

You can't seem my less than perfect lines much, even from the back.  I marked the lines with water soluble pencil on the quilt top, using a long quilting ruler.  They disappeared in the wash. 

hello spring!

made with the Love circle of do. Good Stitches. Thank-you to all who contributed blocks:

Melanie of Texas Freckles,
Ara Jane of you know what i love
Megan of Lucy & Norman
Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!
Lee of Freshly Pieced,
Mari of Pieces of Fab
Robin of Tip Toe Tango Quilts
Amanda of Little Cumulus,
Angela of  Cut to Pieces

Love in Wonky Stars with do. Good Stitches

You are all beautiful and talented women. It is a pleasure to stitch with you!

shades of red

This quilt will be off to Wrap them in Love on Monday of next week.  And I'm already looking forward to my turn to design our quilt again!

in Beauty

Wishing everyone the beauty and joy of spring!

xo, Rachel

39 comments:

  1. Incredible! This is going to make a little girl so happy!!

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  2. So pretty and such a sweet thing to do!

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  3. Oh Rachel! Gorgeous quilting, gorgeous blooms, all gorgeous! Well done, my friend.

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  4. This is stunning. Making my star pillow has made me want to make a big, random star quilt for me bed. This is great inspiration!

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  5. I love this! Thank you for sharing it!

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  6. your photos are so beautiful.. and the quilt is beautiful.. omg... one day, I hope to be able to quilt like the rest of you! xo

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  7. That came out so freaking awesome! I followed along with it! I need to try a wonky star!

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  8. Really lovely! Love the mix of background colors and all the variety of star blocks.

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  9. Rachel it turned out sooo beautiful! I am honored to be a part of it.

    But gosh...your pictures are stunning. (as are you!) What a lovely spring you are having.

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  10. Ooh, this is just amazing! I love the design, the colors, the quilting-- it all came together so well! This makes me very excited to be designing the quilt for next month :)

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  11. It's a beautiful quilt, Rachel! Congratulations to each of the ladies who had a part in it!! Some little girl will be very very lucky

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  12. What a beautiful post. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the making of this special quilt. It came together perfectly!

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  13. This is a spectacular quilt! I'm going to have my block exchange group make me wonky stars too. Love it!

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  14. What a great quilt! Someone is going to be very lucky to receive it!

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  15. I love the colors on this one. it's so great!

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  16. It is very beautiful, it has come together so well.

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  17. Just simply gorgeous. I love stars and have been thinking of making something similar for a while. Very inspiring.

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  18. It's beautiful. Y'all did a wonderful job!

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  19. Very beautiful! I love that it is a collaboration of several women's work!

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  20. love this rachel and the pic of you with the quilt is just beautiful. :)

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  21. Such a gorgeous quilt! And beautiful photos, as always!

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  22. you're quilt is so nice. the colurs, the pattern everything suits each ohter.
    i wish too make a quilt like that.

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  23. It's beautiful! There's a little girl out there who is going to love it to pieces. : ) So glad I could contribute.

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  24. Really gorgeous quilt! Love all those starts!

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  25. beautiful quilt and gorgeous photography! :)

    so lovely. :)

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  26. so very beautiful. lovely work by all involved. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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  27. How spunky and fun! I love how you quilted it too. :) Hopefully some of those spring blossoms are on their way to Michigan soon!

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  28. I've enjoyed seeing the blocks on different blogs, so it was really fun to see the quilt all put together. It is fun and funky. Some little girl is going to love it to pieces!

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  29. Pink, red and white...so pretty together. And stars and you can't go wrong!

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  30. It is such a gorgeous quilt. I would have a hard time letting go of it, but it's for a very good cause! The random quilting lines are perfect!

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  31. Aw, so very pretty! What little girl wouldn't love this quilt? It's lovely and great job quilting Rachel!

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  32. It's just beautiful, great work!!

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  33. It's wonderful! Your quilting is perfect for the stars. What a beautiful collaboration from you all!

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  34. Gorgeous! I love the way you quilted it... it's a technique I've used to quilt place mats, and it does go quickly! Next time, instead of the water-soluble marker, you might try tape. It's easier than drawing the lines!

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  35. It's a lovely quilt and you've got a wonderful place to photograph it in.

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  36. This turned out gorgeous! And, your photos are fantastic! What a beautiful spot for taking photos.

    I'm honored to be a part of this lovely quilt. Great idea and beautiful execution on your part!

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