Sunday, May 1, 2011

Remember my four inch stars that I was feverishly working on? WELL....this quilt is not them! This quilt is another masterpiece by Joyce B., of Arizona. Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the way she chose to set her stars...just so lovely! Joyce also pieces her backs, to match the fronts, to use up her extra fabrics, and to clean up her sewing room, LOL!!!
TADA! Here is the back for her star quilt!! Can you even imagine...I would think that this is a wonderful quilt all in it's own right!!! Pretty, pretty, Joyce, and thank you so much for sharing this quilt with all of us! Joyce recently gifted me with some pieces, some extra hourglass blocks she had made...I am in the process of hoarding them. Hee!!! Now, confess...are you are hoarder too?


I have been cleaning, and cleaning, and tossing out stuff, and sorting out stuff...and I have made some progress!! Here are some empty baskets to prove my progress...and yes, it really feels good to have some space on the shelves!! My little sewing nook is only 4 feet x 6 feet, remember, so I really cannot be a huge fabric stasher...use it up, USE IT UP!! I am really trying, I am!!
Here is my hand quilting on the spool quilt that several of you mentioned...These spools are 3 inch finished, and I hand quilted around each "negative space" piece. It was truly great fun, and thank you all for the inspiration...I wonder how many spool quilts were made around the world???




Everyone, did you see the wedding of the century? I thought it was great fun, I did not watch it, but loved seeing the amazing dress and knowing that the lace was all made by hand...it was gorgeous to me!!


Have a wonderful day, everyone!!!

Julie K.

22 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Love your spools, that is a design I have always loved and want to make some mini pieces.

Debbie

Karen said...

Joyce's quilt is a good one. All kinds of colors and fabrics but everything blends together just fine. A nice setting was used and helps tie everything in.

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, we tell Joyce this all the time that her backs are good enough to be the fronts. She's been doing pieced backs as long as I've known her I think and neither one of us is in danger of running out of stash! LOL Your spool quilt is very charming as well.

Terry said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing! Love the quilting on your little spools quilt too! I did watch bits of the wedding. Kate's dress was stunning! :0)

Leanne said...

Oh yes I am a terrible hoarder......... I find it so hard to through out jars it is a constant joke around here. Great quilt I admire anyone who can make a quilt like that. The wedding was wonderful. I just noticed you list of quilting nurses I am one also.

Yvette said...

OMG!! That quilt your friend made is fabulous. I love what she did with the backing too. Great inspiration.

Thank you for sharing your hand quilting up close. I can't wait to get enough spools to start mine.

Texan said...

Lovely quilt ... yep I hear ya on the cleaning out. We basically moved out of the house this last week as we had it all tiled... whew.. I have been doing some cleaning out as I went! Lots more I want to do. Some of this stuff is so not going back in the closets and house! LOL

AnnieO said...

Joyce's quilt is beautiful! I love the way the hourglass blocks make the square in square and then a large star shape, if you squint. The back is pretty darn labor intensive too!

Love your spools quilt, thanks for showing a close up.

I watched several different snippets of replays of the wedding. Lots of fun to watch the condensed version, the BBC an public TV versions were looonnnnggg.

Happy spring cleaning! You're doing what I should be doing :)

Amelia said...

Count me too as a lover of the spool quilt.

Have a great week!

Kim D. said...

Love any quilt with stars. Love your dog, my dogs are the same way, they won't budge when taking a photo. Your spool quilt is amazing. I can so relate to cleaning the sewing room, how did that stuff get there anyway. LOL

Lori said...

Joyce's quilt is pretty amazing and what a fun back!!

Oh my I love your spools. I thought it was an antique before I read what you wrote about them. Perfect!!

Alma said...

Hola Julie, precioso ese quilt, te felicito! la tela de las mariposas una belleza. Un abrazo
Alcira

Leeanne said...

What a fun star quilt and the back is AWESOME!!I love interesting backs.
You spools are looking fab.

Nicky said...

I am definitely a hoarder - not just fabric either! I love your friend's quilt - isn't she clever to do both back and front. How does she quilt it though?

Your spools are even cuter up close and well done on the hand quilting. Really lovely.

I so want to make some of these spools...

Ellen said...

Joyce's quilt is absolutely stunning! Your hand quilting is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, Joyce's quilt is stunning....I enjoyed the wedding of Will and Kate...Hugs Lyn

Loris said...

Joyce's quilt is wonderful! These scrappy quilts always inspire me. Your spools are heartwarming too.
Good for you cleaning out so well. I've been making some progress that way too..went to a quilt show yesterday though and came home with more fabric. To my defense :-) it was homespun plaids at $5/yard and one piece at $2.50! I don't think it could be avoided!

Caryl W said...

Julie...I love the quilting on the spool quilt! It reminds me of how fun it is to hand quilt....something I haven't done for a lot of years!!

Merilyn said...

Thankyou for sharing that magnificent star quilt!! That certainly is a labour of love!!
Your little spool quilt is looking wonderful too!!!

Barb said...

great quilt and I love the backing.
Your spools look great, the stitching is wonderful.
cleaning, cleaning, same here.

Carol said...

Love your spools! And the star quilt is AWESOME!! Love the way she set those stars!

Elyte said...

Yours spools look great. Loooooove that star quilt.