Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Fair - Red & White Wonky Stars

I'm so happy to finally show this quilt.  It is my favorite quilt (so far).  It is me.  I love how it is so simple without being boring.  I saw a very small quilt made with these wonky stars on Flickr that I just couldn't get out of my mind so I used that as my inspiration. I couldn't stop with just the one square, I had to make it bigger and bigger and bigger.  It's about 103" x 103" now.  It's a monster!


The two colors are Kona white and Kona tomato. A tremendous amount of Kona tomato actually.  The woman I ordered the fabric from probably thought I was a nut.  At first I was just going to make a small square so I only ordered 1 yard.  Then I decided to increase the size so I ordered another 4 yards.  Then, I decided to go all the way with it and ordered another 9 yards.  Geez-e-petes.  I ordered all the fabric from the same source so I could fool myself into believing it all came from the same bolt.  If it didn't, I don't want to know about it.


The Grandmomma (aka my mother-in-law) quilted it for me.  She couldn't have done a better job on it.  I love it!  Thank you so much Grandmomma.  You are awesome!  That woman is amazingly talented.  She would rather be boiled in hot grease than quilt using a pantogram on her long arm machine so she custom quilts everything she does.  I don't know how she does it, but she does.  I need to show you some of her creations one day.  I left the quilting design all up to her imagination and she totally rocked it.





Look, she even stitched my name and the year on it as a surprise for me.


The backing fabric is from the Poppy Lane by Alice Kennedy fabric line.  It took forever and a day for me to decide what to put on the back of this quilt but I'm so happy with my choice.  This one is going on my bed.  I'm planning to paint our bedroom a wonderful shade of aqua to go with it.  yum!


Linking up to Summer Fair over on Gen X Quilters.  I'm looking forward to perusing all the different entries over there.  Now if I had a funnel cake, some cotton candy and a corn dog to eat while I'm looking it might feel like I was really at a fair.

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair

16 comments:

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Beautiful red and white quilt! I think my mom just picked out your backing fabric for a Turning Twenty.

That quilting is to die for! Does she do it for $$ or only people she loves?

Laura said...

ooh I love red and white!!! You've done a great job on a contemporary quilt! :)

Riel Nason said...

What a dramatic effect the quilt has. Fabulous stars and the red and white is super!!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love the wonky stars...very cool!

diane said...

This is simply beautiful. I love everything about this quilt.

Debbie said...

Great red & white & fun quilting too!

ARTSAVVY said...

I knew Mizi had so much of herself invested in this quilt so it took me a while to set the quilting pattern in my head and I tried very hard to go slowly on it and keep the flow evenly paced. It worked and I satisfied myself and Mitzi...Yeah! for a gorgeous quilt. I could have sold it several times before it left VA for GA. I love doing quilting for her it makes my heart glow!

Doris said...

That's awesome, the quilt, the quilting and the story. And that Alice Kennedy print is my fave in my stash of red/white fabrics!

Lee said...

Wow! That is one huuuuuuuge wonky star! I love it!! Great quilt.

Teje said...

Having red and white in my mind and stars - I just loooove your big star quilt!

Sara said...

Gorgeous and it will look fabulous with that aqua in your bedroom!!

AnneMarie said...

What a great dramatic effect! I've seen only one other giant wonky star quilt. I love how you used the repeating effect. Thanks so much for joining in Summer Fair and sharing with us! AM

Rachaeldaisy said...

I really really really LOVE this quilt! Everything about it is fabulous!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! I say again .... WOW!! This quilt rocks my socks off. Love the giant graphic quality and the red and white. I'm totally jealous your mother-in-law is such an awesome quilter.

Karen said...

Your red and white star quilt is stunning. Great choice of backing and the quilting finishes it off perfectly. Love it!

scientificquilter said...

It's self similar. So in essence, it's a fractal! :)