Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lucky Stars Quilt

Not too much stitching from me the past few days....I guess I'm in a bit of a slump right now. My Paradigm Lost replacement fabric is on its way to me and hopefully when that gets in, my stitching mojo will be revved back up to swing back into full speed again.

Meanwhile I did get a quilt top sandwiched. I think I have 4 quilts tops pieced and ready to go, dreadful huh? This one is called Lucky Stars and I think it was originally started almost 5 years ago. I actually did get one Lucky Star quilt finished, because it was a fat 1/4 quilt, and being a beginner and very enthusiastic 5 years ago, I bought far too many fat 1/4's. So I weeded through them all, and picked out the golds and greens and finished those into a very nice twin sized quilt. I decided to keep all the blue and purple fat 1/4's and make a matching quilt.

Which kind of fell by the wayside for quite a long time, all the pieces nicely cut, until finally last year I sewed it all together, and now at long last its sandwiched together. Its still laying out on the floor of our extra bedroom, waiting for some kind of inspiration as to how I'm going to machine quilt this one. I keep thinking if I look at it long enough, some kind of magical inspiration is going to hit me, but I realize that I'm really only looking at it on my way to bed at night and the only kind of inspiration to hit me then is how comfy my bed and pillow are going to be. I hope it doesn't take me several years to quilt this one!

20 comments:

Maria S. said...

Very attractive colour choices in this quilt top.

Kelly said...

Looks great Mom! I love the colours :)

Hazel said...

Oh my word just read about your PL fabric fiasco! That is just appalling! Anyway your quilt looks absolutley stunning!! Do you take orders??? xx

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, those colours really pop...love it!

I hope your second version of PL co-operates for you!

Andrea said...

Lovely colours. I hope it doesn't take you too long to get back into PL.

Michele said...

lovely colors!

here's hoping your stitching mojo comes back soon :)

Redwitch said...

Oh wow! This is stunning, love the pattern and the colours. Perhaps the quilting inspiration will come to you in a dream?

Sorry to hear about your fabric problems with PL too, hope the next is right.

Cheryl said...

I love your quilt top Wendy! The colours are gorgeous! I hope to make something like this one day ;)

tkdchick said...

Wendy I jsut love the colours... my favourites! My Mum, who is a quilter has many tops that haven't been turned into quilts. She says the piecing is her favourite part.

How about a simple stitch in the ditch? Sometimes the most simplistic is the most flattering.

Wawanna said...

Oh my goodness, absolutely awesome. You deserve a big hand of applause and lots of cheers. One of these days the light will go on and you will have just the right inspirations for your quilting design. Good luck, & best wishes.

Kathy A. said...

Your colors in the quilt are stunning. Hope that things work and you can take another shot at PL soon.

Annemarie said...

Sometimes it's best to just wait with a project until one day inspiration will hit you. And it will!
As for the loss of your stitching mojo: I always lose mine when a project goes wrong. I hope your new fabric will do the trick, Wendy!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness Wendy - what a disappointment to find that the thread count made PL off. Glad to hear that you will be restarting it as this is such a great pattern.
Your stocking is a beauty!!
What a stunning quilt top. I am so impressed by quilters.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wendy, you do fabulous work, whether it's quilting or stitching. I'm in awe. Love your quilt!
Hugs,
Deb
PS: Don't let the stitching slump bother you, it gets us all one time or another....:(

TrixieTaxi said...

Beautiful quilt! Send it out to be quilted ... it's too beautiful to just lay on the floor.
I do a tiny bit of quilting every great once in awhile but this one is incredible Wendy! Finish IT!

quiltorstitch said...

Your quilt is awesome Wendy! I have been drooling all over it. You know, batik fabrics have to be my favorite, the colors are so vibrant. I love to see you quilting too! I have a hard time deciding whether I want to quilt or stitch LOL!

sammyjo said...

wow i love the colours, i want it lol cant wait to see what you come up with for its finishing

Beatrice said...

I look forward to seeing your new fabric for PL as well!
Wow that quilt is wonderful.The colors are stunning!
Did you see the one Mom and I made? She did the stitching. It was fun but I'm no quilter!lol!!

shakatak66 said...

Just realised I haven't mentioned how much I absolutely adore your Lucky Star quilt - it's a total stunner! :D

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the colours. This is gorgeous.