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It has been a long, long time since I started this quilt back when the group began in January 2010. I finished the top in January 2011 but I had another quilt on my hand quilting frame so I couldn't start quilting it until December of 2011. I just took it off the frame the other day and got the binding on it. I added an extra border around the quilt as I had wanted it larger than it was. Mine finishes in at 95 x 95 inches after I washed and dried it. I love the crinkly antique look of a quilt. This quilt took me about 260 hours of work - 132 hours of that was the quilting - the piecing took almost as long as the quilting did!!
Finally after all these months I am beginning the hand quilting for Star Crazy. I am keeping track of progress of the quilting on my personal blog and if you wish to follow me there you can do so and I will try to remember to post a update now and then here also. I expect to be quilting for at least 4 months maybe up to 8 months! Who can tell, it all depends on how many projects I get going. Thank you Nedra for beginning this blog, it has been fun to see everyone's quilts as they pieced and then showed the finish quilt.
Well Star Crazy friends, now it is my turn to show up my stars. I change the green border and took a red one instead, I like the red border better to the color on my quilt.
I will thank you all of you for the friendship and suport over the last year. I guess that my stars would get into an ufo if I should made it by my own. Thank you Nedra for welcome me to this quilting group, I have got new freinds here.
My precious Star Crazy is home again from the quilter :o) It beautiful and Im very pleased with the work! Unfortunately I cant bind it yet because of a hurting elbow, cant work with heavy quilts. But I have taken some pictures for you. Hope you get a good impression, the lighting was not good and outside its raining.
Anyway - enjoy :o) Looking forward to see more pictures of your quilts!
Hugs from Merete
Canon EOS 1000D:
Taken with my iPhone4, actually I think they're better
On Tuesday Oklahoma received 12 inches of snow. For us, who rarely receive snow, this is a big deal. So guess what? I had an excuse to stay in and finish my Star Crazy Quilt...woohoo!!
I had to lay it on the carpet and stand on a ladder to get a picture of the entire quilt.
Here it is laying on the queen size bed in our guest room. I am going to hire someone to machine quilt it. The quilt will end up on this bed. I will be redecorating the room, painting the walls, new curtains, new bed skirt, etc using this quilt as my design inspiration.
Ladies, I have enjoyed the year. I have made many new friends through this blog. Thank you again Nedra for coordinating this. I will be close by waiting to see more finished quilts.