Friday, March 12, 2010

Sew and Tell- Shooting Star

A little sew and tell for Amy's sew and tell Friday. Just a simple quilt made from charm squares in Riley Blake's All Star line. Then I added shooting stars in the top corner. Thought that was appropriate considering the fabric I used. I also quilted shooting stars around the border. They were fun to do. I used this method.

Here is a pic from another angle. I love the peaceful color combo of blue and brown. It is calming to me.
Which I have needed. I am leaving for my first ever quilting retreat. The first time I have ever left my family for a just me thing. I've gone to girls camp, taken Alex on a special trip for graduating, and been gone for various medical reasons but never just for me to have funnnnn. I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!! I was very thankful to Jackie for the tips she gave me. I had been wondering what to take and how much. Jackie's advice was so helpful.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I know I will!

36 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt! Have the BEST time at your retreat! ENJOY!!!

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  2. Have fun!

    The stars are fantastic on this quilt!

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  3. I love the quilt, especially the stars! I really like this colour combination too. Have fun this weekend. Happy Sewing!

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  4. I sometimes use that exact same method for quilting, simple but effective.
    Your quilt looks great, love the stars.
    Enjoy your retreat.

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  5. The blue & brown combo has been very popular in bedroom decorating for a while now. I do like it. The addition of the stars gives a whimsical look to the quilt.

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  6. I really like this Riley Blake quilt! I agree that the colors look great. Have a blast at your quilting retreat!!!

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  7. I agree, the colours are calming and the shooting stars are very sweet. Have a great time on the retreat - I'm sure you deserve a bit of fun and creative time just for you!

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  8. wow...gorgeous quilt...i love the colours...

    visiting you from Sew & tell

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  9. Beautiful quilt. I, too, love those calming colors.

    Have a great retreat!

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  10. Lovely quilt! the colors ARE great!

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  11. I love the blue and brown combo and the stars - oh my! They just make the quilt! I know you'll have fun at the retreat - I love them but haven't been to one for ages. You have got me in the mood for one now!!

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  12. Great quilt!!! Thanks for sharing it with all for Sew & Tell!

    Blessings,
    KT

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  13. This is one of my favorite color combinations! Have a good time at the retreat! Let us know how it went, too. I have always thought that sounded like a lot of fun.

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  14. Love the browns and blues together...o)

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  15. This is a great quilt. Love the blue and brown combination. The shooting stars are very cool. Enjoy your get away.

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  16. I too love your blue and brown colour combo, and the quilting is great!

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  17. I hope you have a great time. My babies are all grown up now (Binky is home this weekend Yay!), but I remember going out on my own when they were small - it was rare, felt a bit odd and was very energising!!
    Love the blue and brown - I would be scared to use brown, thinking it would be drab - but you have made it look so gentle and rich!

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  18. I love this quilt! The colors are fabulous and the quilting is too cute. Have fun on your retreat! I am a teeny bit jealous.

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  19. Those colors are beautiful! Love this quilt.

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  20. Lovely quilt--love the shooting star twist. I'm sure you will loooove your retreat--and need a couple days to recoop next week!

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  21. I do love the blue and brown and the stars just make the quilt. Very nice!

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  22. the colors in the quilt go so well together and I love the stars

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  23. I love the little accent stars. They finish the quilt!

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  24. The stars are so cute! The blue and brown is a great combination.
    Have a wonderful time at your retreat!

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  25. oh my gosh! I LOVE this quilt, especially the colors and your shooting stars! JUST AMAZING!

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  26. That is one gorgeous quilt. The colour combo is so lovely. I am really drawn to the largish spot fabric and those stars on the border really make it something special.

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  27. the colors in this quilt are really nice. i love how they go together. have so much fun on your quilting retreat

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  28. i love the blue and brown together too. And the shooting stars! Adorable!

    Ahhh, me time. How wonderful! Have a great time!

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  29. Have a great time on your retreat. And I love the quilt, those colors are perfect and the shooting stars add just the right touch.

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  30. I love the quilt with the brown-blue combo ... I love it's simplicity and the shooting stars really add zing to it! I need to make baby quilts for twin boys using brown-blues ... I just found my inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Wow. This quilt is EXTREMELY cool! Dear friend, I'm sorry I missed you before you left but do have a lovely time. You deserve it. Look forward to hearing all about it. Warmly and with much admiration for you charming work, *karendianne.

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  32. Love the blue and brown combo on theis quilt and the shooting stars is a perfect touch! Had a look at your quilting method with the contact. Great idea, thanks for the tutorial on that.

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  33. very pretty quilt! love the blue and brown together
    kris

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