Thursday, January 31, 2013

'starry christmas' quilt top {& a small giveaway}

I finished the Starry Christmas quilt top earlier this afternoon.  (I know, such an original quilt name, right?)  The blocks took me quite awhile to make, but after that it went very quickly.  Maybe only two hours to put the blocks together into the quilt top.  For more on the fabric & blocks, see this post.  (Not the best pictures this time, but the real feel outside is -25 degrees F.  Needless to say, inside pictures must suffice.) 


A few close-up pictures of the blocks:



 

And a section of the quilt top:



I plan on having this quilt done on the long-arm at my LQS - most likely in a panto pattern.  Although I am open to other suggestions!  (The top measures 61.5" x 82", so I am not keen to quilt this one myself.)


And now... a small giveaway.  I have a large ziplock bag of fabric scraps left over from the making of my rainbow hexagon quilt.  About half of the scraps are solids left over from the quilt top and the other half are from the quilt back, which was made from Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda.  Some of the scraps are fairly large in size.  It isn't much of a giveaway, but I don't have room to store scraps, so if you are interested, just leave a comment to be entered to win.  For a second chance to win, follow my blog & tell me that you did so in the comments.  (Please be sure I have a way to reach you, in case you are a no-reply blogger.)  The giveaway will close Sunday night (Feb. 3rd) at 5:00 pm CST and I will announce the winner Monday morning.  (US entries only please.  Shipping is just too expensive otherwise.)  Giveaway is now closed.  

Update!  Thank you all for your kind comments!  Random.org has selected a winner:
And #19 is....
  
Congratulations, Maribeth!  You have been contacted by email!

-V 

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40 comments:

  1. What a neat quilt! I have some of the same fabric but hadn't decided what to do with it yet. Your quilt is perfect.

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  2. I'm a new follower through emails. Found you through Richard and Tanya Quilts. Congrats on your new house!

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  3. I love your quilt! Christmas is my favorite holiday and love all decorations for it. Found you through Richard and Tanya Quilts. I would love your scraps to go with my Christmas fabric. :D

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  4. I am a new follower through email!

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  5. I love your star quilt. I recently returned to quilting after my nest emptied out. Sadly, about 10 years ago, I gave away all of my wonderful scraps. I would live to win our give-away.- Melanie

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  6. I love scraps. I think scraps are the best thing about quilting.
    Hoping that they come my way!

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  7. Your quilt is lovely. You'll be needing it with -25 outside!

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  8. I love this quilt! LOVE IT! This is a great line and the star quilt is perfect!

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  9. Popping in from Finish it up Friday! Love the xmas stars!

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  10. I too am a fan of this quilt! I love the non-Christmas fabric choices and the pairings. I would love to get some colorful scaps :) Thanks!

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  11. I am now following by email. I just found your blog via Finish it up Fridays. I'm an engineer that had a baby in the beginning of 2011, so we may have some things in common ;)

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  12. Love the fabrics (here AND on the hexagon quilt!) -- very festive ;) I too have a well-intentioned Christmas quilt waiting to be quilted. I like to tell myself it's going to be ready months early rather than a year late!

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  13. This is GLORIOUS! I'm working on a star quilt for my mom (but I want to keep it - LOL)! I'd love to get your scraps; I am collecting Christmas fabrics for a couple of Christmas projects myself. :)

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  14. I'm a follower, too! Thanks for the chance.

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  15. Beautiful quilt top. I am a big fan of Basic Grey, I love how you used it here.

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  16. I love that quilt. I need to practice more triangles. My points are never right.
    my email is simplydelighting@yahoo.com

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  17. And...I follow your blog via email.
    simplydelighting@yahoo.com

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  18. Love quilts with stars in!
    This is So fine!!!
    Sorry that I don´t live in the U.S.
    I would have liked to win your scraps;-)
    I´ll be a follower anyway!

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  19. Amazing quilt! Love the stars. However you choose to quilt it, it will be beautiful. Be sure to enjoy it after all your hard work.

    http://mainstreetstitching.blogspot.com/

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  20. I've made this one twice, but I love your Blitzen fabric!!

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  21. Your fabrics are pretty!
    Thanks for the chance of the scraps!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  22. I'm always happy for extra scraps! Love the quilt and starting my own hexagon one soon! Kristine.w.clay@gmail.com

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  23. VAl -- If I win the scaps can you turn them into a quilt for me? Teri

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  24. Just beautiful! Wonderful finish! :o)

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  25. Whoop whoop for a beautiful starry quilt!!! It's so very pretty!

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  26. And I'm now following you by e-mail! Can't believe I wasn't already!! Thanks for the chance to win...

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  27. Beautiful quilt! And I love scraps!

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  28. I have very much enjoyed seeing your Friday finishes via crazy mom quilts. I always love more scraps. I am a new blogger, and will try to figure out how to follow you . . .

    whosewbusy at gmail dot com

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  29. I have very much enjoyed seeing your Friday finishes via crazy mom quilts. I always love more scraps. I am a new blogger, and will try to figure out how to follow you . . .

    whosewbusy at gmail dot com

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  30. Oh what a pretty quilt. Love the stars. Why is it that a star can be so simple yet so beautiful? Great colors. Thanks for the give away. Scraps are always fun to play with. K-

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  31. Oh, how I would love to win! Your star quilt is inspirational. Thank you so much for the chance.

    Lucy~

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  32. I signed up for emails. Would like to hear more from you. I found you on Crazy Mom Quilts

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  33. Love your quilt. Stars are my favorite!
    Beverly

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  34. Just beautiful! I love star quilts.

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  35. Gorgeous fabrics. Stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts. Thanks much for the chance to win your giveaway.

    Donna
    don_mae2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Beautiful quilt. Only 327 days til Christmas!

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  37. What a beautiful Christmas quilt!!!!! I would like to make one like this someday soon..

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