Bloggers Quilt Festival!


Yay! Its on again, I love participating in the Bloggers Quilt Fesival, hosted by Amy, I get lots of wonderful visitors to my blog and discover so many talented quilters and their amazing creations. Its so exciting and i get really inspired!  Anyway, I wasnt going to partipate this round as I didnt think i had a quilt to put in the festival.  I had forgotten all about this one and its an absolute favourite of mine so here it is ....


...The wonky scrappy star quilt!


I had so much fun making this,  it was originally inspired by this beauty, but i wanted to capture a floating star feel so made up random sized blocks of stars and jig saw puzzled them together.  I fussy cut the centres from some fun novelty prints and got stuck into my bright scrap fabrics for the star blades.


The background fabric is a dark natural coloured linen and sets off the bright jewell coloured stars perfectly, They really pop off the background!


I backed it with my favourite method, (a new vintage sheet ),  Ive been saving this sheet for something special and it seemed perfect for the job.


The binding is another favourite , a kokka stripe in a cocoa colour, which sets it off quite well - i think! ; ) I finished it off by machine quilting in an all over stipple pattern.


If you popped in from Amys, thanks for visiting!  If not, make yourself a cuppa and visit over here to check out some amazing quilts!  A couple of my favs here, here, and here!

x

Comments

Kim said…
I love wonky stars and I love scraps and who does not adore fmq!!!!!! Fantastic quilt!
Marg said…
I love wonky stars and they look fabulous on that background. Love the stripey binding.
Love this! Wonky stars are maybe my favorite quilt block. And the background you picked really makes the bright stars pop.
Debbie said…
Fantastic stars, and I love the binding you chose!
Rachaeldaisy said…
Yay!!! I love this sparkly star quilt!! Lovely linen and vintage sheet goodness. I'm honored to be one of your favs!!
Shay said…
I love everything you make Melissa but this is one of my favourite favourites from your quilting line up! It just sings – the colours , the design and yes – especially that binding. A great choice for the quilt festival!
Bungalowgirl said…
Yet another gorgeous starry quilt, love that backing sheet too. melx
Carla said…
You had me at wonky star. It's like a night sky and I love everything about it!
Elizabeth D. said…
So beautiful!! I love wonky stars and yours are fantastic :)
Carla said…
Melissa, I really like your scrappy quilt. What a great choice for a background too! I made a Christmas wonky star table topper but now want to attack the scrap pile for one of these. Lovely
LJ said…
I Love star quilts!!
Editfolt said…
Greetings from Hungary. I love the asymmetrical quilt. The colors are beautiful. Very nice work. Fine in stapled
laura said…
beautiful quilt! just lovely.
Bobbi said…
I love the solid color you chose! Very lovely.
What an awesome quilt! :o)
Sharon said…
Love your wonky, scrappy stars and the linen! Also, how you did a big puzzle with the blocks, instead of the "expected" setting. Great fun and a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing!
Lyanna L. said…
Gorgeous quilt - there is just something about wonky stars that make me happy inside. I also love your use of the linen fabric...was it difficult to work with? Does it still feel cuddly? I like the look of it but have been somewhat hesitant to try it out myself.
kendascrafts said…
Love this! The floating stars are so much fun and I love the linen. Fantastic job!
I love wonky stars and yours are beautiful and so colorful. Great job with the stippling too.
felicity said…
Your quilt is inspiring me - I *must* make a wonky star quilt soon. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation! I adore everything about it!
Aimee said…
I LOVE this! It is really beautiful! I am so going to make one for myself! thanks for sharing.
Brenda said…
Love your quilt. The gray background is great. You have inspired me to use some of the gray yardage that I have.
Lisa D. said…
Very pretty quilt - I love the fabrics you used. Thanks for sharing it!
Eileen said…
Wonderful!! Love how those stars float all over your quilt. It's such a cool design and love their brightness. Thanks for sharing and have a great day
beautiful quilt, love how the stars twinkle
So, I love this quilt so much that I pretty much just want to sit here and stare at it!!!! Beautiful.
Kit Lang said…
Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing!
Vicki said…
Saw this on pinterest, it's beautiful!
Trudy said…
Fabulous quilt! Love your backing fabric which was so unexpected, and I'm a bit partial to some stripes on the binding too : -)
Zane Wooder said…
The best part about the content is getting to see all the beautiful quilts everyone makes. I wish I could have some of the quilts for myself because they are just so beautiful.

Zane of -ontario honey
stitchsister said…
This quilt reminds me why I really like wonky stars. This is so well done - love it!
Kathleen3 said…
Awesome quilt! Great inspiration.

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