Purple star – finished!

And another one is finished, except for of course the threads but then again I always put that off for a rainy day.  I had it all done but the binding I think by this weekend.  I originally had more of a blue/purple for the actual purple part of this quilt but this is for my niece’s daughter in grade school who is a big fan of purple so I wanted to make that stand out.  When it came time for the binding, I remembered I still had all that original blue/purple so I used that for the binding.  That turned out to be a great way to add a final “pop” around the edges.  I took a couple of photos to give an idea what the backing fabric looks like.  Unfortunately the quilting just doesn’t stand out on this quilt as much as I thought that it would from a distance, but close up you can see the stars that I quilted into it.  I also stitched a verse that talks about shining like stars – Daniel 12:3 – Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. I forgot to sew in a label so I need to add one but I have until Christmas to do that so hopefully I’ll remember to do that later!

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  1. I just love quilts! I have always wanted to be able to sew; clothes, quilts, etc. but never quite got past the threading of the sewing machine! lol Your quilt is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much! In several ways, sewing quilts is easier than clothes although I sewed nearly all of my daughter’s clothes when she was little. Do you have any friends that would spend some time getting you started? I find most people love to share the fun by teaching others. Also, the library near us has a free quilting bee every Tuesday – also a lot of quilting stores do as well. Starting with something simple – pick up pre-cut fabric and find a pattern suited for first-timers to build the confidence and next thing you know…you’ll have yourself a quilt too!

      1. It’s one of those now that I really shouldn’t try something new! I have a couple special quilt that my mom made and that’s good for me!

  2. So very gorgeous!! I never thought to embroider a verse!! How wonderful!! I do pray for the people, as I sew.
    The binding is perfect, as is the whole thing!! Color scheme, quilting, and all!!

    1. Thank you! That is very sweet! I like the idea of literally “covering someone in prayer” by stitching verses into the quilt.

  3. Susan Snooks says:

    Wow! That is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much!

  4. Beautiful quilt. Good feeling to finish a project.

    1. Thank you! You are absolutely right – it is a good feeling.

  5. LUV, LUV this quilt! What a nice verse to finish this masterpiece!

    1. Oh thank you! I really appreciate it! It’s one of my memory verses so at least I didn’t have much of a stretch when I thought about what I wanted to add to the quilt to personalize it.

  6. Wow! That is simply stunning! Hopefully, ( one day) 😊 I might be able to produce something to that standard…. 😊

    1. You definitely can! What worked for me was I started out slowly on the first block, and then took notes on what did and didn’t work and from there I made 2 more blocks and took notes what worked on those. I learned a lot through the process.

      1. Thanks for the advice…..I’ll give that a go…I’d love to try half square triangles next….but I keep putting it off! I’ll do as you say…lt might make it easier to remember what I do wrong 😀

        1. I just started a quilt using half square triangles today. I think they’re one of the most versatile shapes used in a quilt because of the wide variety of what they can be used.

  7. Lana's Lark says:

    Love the inscription. Beautiful quilt!

    1. Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.

  8. admcmasters says:

    Love this quilt! The colors are great.

    1. Thank you! I used the colors in the original pattern which turned out to be a good decision.

  9. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! and I love how you stitched the phrase – that takes a steady hand!!

    1. Thank you! That is really sweet. I did write the verse out first with a Frixion pen and stitched on top of it and then ironed to get rid of the pen marks.

  10. This looks great. I love the colours and the quote stitched in the bottom too.

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

  11. pouletmakes says:

    Gorgeous! something about those overlapping blues and greens reminds me of a the kaleidoscopes we used to play with in the 70s. Love the verse too.

    1. That’s a great visual! It does have a retro look with the colors in it. Thank you so mch!

  12. Wow it seems like you just posted about starting this quilt. Yup I am pretty sure you don’t sleep – you must be working during the day and quilting through the night!

    1. At the time, it felt like I was sewing on it forever! When I started getting close to the end, I started sewing at some crazy hours because I wanted to see it finished because I was excited about it. I’ve slowed back down again – haha!

  13. Its real pretty. I like the background to add a splash of color. your sure a busy girl.

    1. Thank you! The backing was a bit of a risk but I liked how it turned out!

  14. kathyreeves says:

    She will treasure this, it is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you to say!

  15. slfinnell says:

    I love the verse stitched on. Very pretty quilt!

    1. Thank you!

    1. Thank you!

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