Friday, March 1, 2013

Asterisk Quilt - complete!

I finished a UFO!!  An honest to goodness, 2.5 year old UFO!!  Woohoo!  I'm very slowly cutting down on that pile.  I'm trying to be good about not starting new projects without working on the old ones.  It's been tough but soooo satisfying to finish up those older projects once begun with such enthusiasm.


Asterisk Quilt -  Complete



I started this one a couple years back, inspired by the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along of Asterisk quilts at the time.  I actually had a bee that I was in at that time help work on the blocks.  I sent them the squares and tiny strips of various linens.  I'll be honest and say not every block I got back made it into the quilt.  But that was over two years ago and I don't even remember WHAT bee I had work on this let alone WHO it was.


Asterisk Quilt -  Complete



I had a set number of completed asterisk blocks when I pulled this UFO out and quickly decided I didn't want to make any more.  Instead, I used the blocks I had cut as an outer border for the quilt and did a smaller border with a Tula Pink print that was just the right navy.


Asterisk Quilt -  Complete



The finished size is a good lap size quilt.  It's been planned for a SIL for years now and though she has no idea, I'm glad I'll finally be able to give her a quilt!


Asterisk Quilt -  Complete



I pieced together a scrappy back using up a lot of the fabrics I had from the front of the quilt.  I was just sort of done with the fabrics, so it's a great way to use them up if you can have the patience to piece the back.  And I had just the right amount of the lizzy house print I used for the binding and used all of that up.  I love using up fabric.  (makes me feel better about buying the new stuff!)


Asterisk Quilt -  Complete



A huge shout out to my friend Kelly who quilted this for me with her awesome Tiara machine on our recent weekend in Atlanta.  ♥♥♥♥♥♥  She did this great free motion double loop that I need to figure out how to do.  But she's the real reason this is finished.  LOVE YOU!!!

Yay for finishing a UFO!


23 comments:

  1. It is lovely! I love the colours!

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  2. This is very pretty! I really like the navy border, especially how you extended it out to the edges. And I agree that using up old fabric does cut down on any guilt from buying more, more, more!

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  3. I love it!! great ufo done..... love the quilting design too, haven't tried that one, hmmm

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  4. Gorgeous! And congrats for finishing a work in progress!

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  5. I love the colours you used and the asterisk design is gorgeous. Your SiL will be delighted I'm sure!

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  6. it's beautiful! i love the binding and all the colors go well together.

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  7. Cute! Yay for finishing a quilt!

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  8. I love this! An asterisk quilt has been on my mind for a while. This might just be the impetus i need to get onto my own!

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  9. I really love the "stripy" binding. It sets it off so well!

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  10. Yay for getting another UFO off the pile! Love the colours in this one

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  11. Love this quilt. The colors really remind me of Saltwater's blue/ green color way.

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  12. Good for you for finishing this! It's beautiful. I love the intricate detail of the thin white asterisk! Wonderful colors too.

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  13. I am so glad that you finished this wonderful UFO!!! It is beautiful!!! Congratulations on shortening the UFO pile and getting closer to working on something new!

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  14. Congrats on finishing another UFO! I love your colors and design. What size are your quilt blocks and your strips in the block? Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  15. It's a beautiful quilt. Congratulations on getting it done.

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  16. Congrats Angela, it is beautiful, I love how you can just put all these fabrics together and IT WORKS so well.
    They play together so nicely!!!!

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  17. It's just gorgeous! And an awesome quilting loop by Kelly :)

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  18. Congratulations. It looks great at the quilting is fab.

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  19. I made a few pillows this technique and I'm in love Asterisk :)

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  20. Super Cute. Hooray for Finishes!

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  21. Nice colors and congrats on finishing another UFO.

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  22. Very nice! Love the binding!

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