Monday, 12 January 2015

Moonshine Stars quilt top

Last year I bought a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Moonshine collection.  I really liked the bold colours in it, and the use of black and grey.  I was really happy with how my Acacia Stars quilt turned out last year, and since it's now with the lucky winner of the raffle, I wanted to make another starry quilt for myself.

Moonshine stars quilt top

This is the quilt top, and I'm really thrilled with how it turned out.  I combined the fat quarter bundle with a variety of coordinating solids from my stash, and I think they keep it from being completely overwhelmingly busy.

Moonshine stars quilt top 

The inner and outer borders are both from the Moonshine collection as well.

Moonshine stars quilt top

Since this quilt is pretty big at 76" by 88", I've sent it off for long-arm quilting.  I'm excited to get it back and finish it up - it's been in my head for a long time and it's wonderful to have finally realised my idea.

I'll be linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'm also in the process of making my list for Q1 of the 2015 FAL and this quilt is definitely on it!
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

The link-up is open for a few more days, so if you haven't made your list and linked up yet, get on it and you you can find the link-up here.  For those who have linked up, I am working through your posts and loving all the beautiful projects people are working on.  I'm aiming to look at and comment on 20 posts a day until I get through all of them, so if I haven't made it to you yet, never fear, I'm on my way!

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24 comments:

dolores said...

Yeah...there is something about fabric with a camping theme!:)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The solids do a great job of pulling it all together. It is a lovely quilt top!

SarahZ said...

This is sooo pretty! And so timely, as I am making sawtooth stars this year out of favorite fabrics! This will be a great finish, for sure!

Vera said...

Looking good! Lovely combo of fabrics/colors and pattern.

Kirsten said...

This is just beautiful - great way to show off these lovely prints!

Leonie said...

It is so striking Adrianne! Wow - you must be thrilled with it!

Jessica Jo said...

I love how a standard block pattern can come alive with the right fabrics. You made some great combos in this quilt. It's lovely!

audrey said...

So pretty! I love this!

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt top! I think the addition of the solids was a good idea!

Anne said...

Oh wow, that's stunning, Adrianne! Definitely a show stopper. :D

Helen M said...

The quilt looks fab Adrianne. I love stars :)

Ella said...

Love this! Haven't gotten my bundle of Moonshine cut up yet.

Erin Metzler said...

Looks great!

Annabella said...

I completely missed out on Moonshine and it's gorgeous. It's a great quilt Adrianne!!

DeborahGun said...

it is really really stricking :-)

Carla said...

It is indeed gorgeous! I love getting quilts back from the long armer

Little Island Quilting said...

Did I mention I love this quilt?
Oh and btw, I want you to know I was soooo tempted to leave a quilting quip on your LinkedIn update re promotion but Sensible and Professional me won out. Only just though ;-)

Hettie's Mum said...

It's really lovely Adrianne! You are a master at combining colour and design!

Kay said...

Just stunning, no wonder you are so pleased with it.

Julie said...

This looks great Adrianne, I have to admit I don't like all the fabrics in this range, but they work fabulously together like this.

Terri Ann said...

So pretty all those lovely colors just dance in the star pattern. I love the feeling of dropping a quilt off at the long arm. With some of my projects it's just so much easier to do that than to try and do it on my domestic machine.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous!

Jo Jo said...

My little boy stopped me mid Instagram feed to tell me he really likes this quilt. And then said "You can make one like this for me, Mama?" It's really lovely :)

dutchcomfort said...

It’s a stunner Adrianne!