Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scrap Jar Stars Quilt {Done}

I'm so happy this quilt is done.


It took many months to make, working on it a little here and a little there.
I set goals for myself and slowly saw it come together.


Until I had a little set back [which you can read about HERE].  But, all is well.  The little pink spots are now no where to be found.  Thanks to all of you for your good advice.  I ended up using an Oxy Clean Max Force [Pre-Treater] Gel Stick.  I let the gel sit on the stains for almost two weeks while it was quilted and bound. 

Now the only pink you'll see on this quilt is this single pink patch I added [for an unexpected surprise]:


And the little bit of pink on my backing [which is from the fabric line Millie's Closet by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs].  Can you see the little bit of pink around the red circles?  I am so happy I decided to go with this fabric for my back.  I debated about it for a while but I like how it is multi-colored [as opposed to just red and white or blue and white] and how it's cheerful without taking anything away from my quilt front. 


I love my binding too.  How could I resist this red and white polka dot fabric from Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda?


This quilt is big. It measures 81" x 93".


Honestly, I didn't think it would end up this big [guess I didn't have my thinking cap on for that one!]  It's a picnic, go see the fireworks or Real Salt Lake play soccer type of quilt.  But now I figure everyone and their dog will be able to snuggle under or sit with us on top of this quilt.  [GASP!]  I know.  I plan to use this quilt.  


And love every minute of it!

I know there have been many posts about this project.  Sorry if you're sick of hearing about it and wondering what the heck took me so long!?!  I promise there won't be any more posts about this quilt :) 


But if you want to make your own scrap jar stars quilt you can find my tutorial for it HERE.

Happy quilting!
~ Amber

51 comments:

Kelsey said...

I Love it!!! You did an amazing job :) What a beautiful quilt that will be loved for years to come!

sarah said...

Love it! I used your block to make a mini..it turned out SO cute!

Sally said...

I love how your quilt turned out! It looks great! I tend to get "lost" on projects like this and never get them finished, so I commend you on being able to work on this over a long period of time and have a finished product!

Sandy D said...

Your quilt is awesome and I plan on looking at the tutorial again.What we can't make with our scraps.Love it.

Lesley said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and I will never tire of seeing it! Thank you so much for the tutorial...you just never know...

Janine said...

I love your quilt! The fabrics look wonderful together. This is now on my to-do list.

Kris said...

That is gorgeous!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Wow! That turned out so awesome!! Love the sub-pattern created with the 9-patches.

doodlebugmom said...

I love it! I bet you will smile every time you use it.

Grit said...

Der Quilt ist wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I have made one block and hope to make more. It's a great way to use up those scraps. It looks like you used about 42 blocks?

Tracy said...

It is wonderful! Because of your tutorial I am making one to. Just a bit behind, but will eventually be made and now I know what the outcome might look like!

Rosa said...

Wonderful quilt!

Rosa said...

Wonderful quilt!

b davis said...

You're a beast! In a good way of course! That is a huge quilt to make with those little squares. Hand clapping over here for you!

Alisa said...

Well done! It looks fabulous!

Marls said...

Love it.Will never tire of seeing this quilt-the first time I saw it I loved it and bacame a follower of your blog. So glad I did.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I love it. Having just completed a small (4 block) quilt with this pattern, I know how much work has gone into this. Congrats for getting it done.

Jill S. said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!! Been wanting to make one for myself!!

Alison said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Karen M said...

This is a wonderful quilt. It is beautiful and quite an accomplishment!

Cherie said...

That looks great! Love the pattern. Wow that's huge. Great job on quilting it yourself! =D


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Connie said...

Wow, Amber--it's gorgeous! Of course! You have such an appealing way of putting fabrics together.

Drucilla's Stitches said...

Absolutely in LOVE with this quilt!! The red with aqua gives this quilt a fantastic look! Wishing I had the time to make one myself! Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

Wow! It's huge : ) Great job. Are you out of scraps???

Beverly said...

Love Red, White and Blue. This quilt is wonderful. I have had it on my screen for an hour, just enjoying it. Glad you stuck with it. Amazing that you made it from scraps. You and your family will enjoy it for years to come.
Love the backig and binding too. You have such a good eye. I love every thing that you do, but my favorite by far.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh, my! That just became my favorite-ist quilt EVER! Thou shall not covet, but I can not help it. I fell in love with your block when you first posted it, but now I am obsessed with it. Did you use a Kona for the background? May I use your photo to blog about it? Applause, applause!!

Karen said...

This a classic! It is just so beautiful. Simply stunning. I love these type of quilts.

Audrey said...

I am not sick of seeing this quilt. It is gorgeous! I have added it to my list of 'must makes'. Great job!

Debby said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Worth all the work and the wait.

Kristie said...

Oh my gosh! That is beautiful! I have been wanting to use up all of my old stash and start anew. I think I will start cutting for this quilt and I think I still have another bolt of white! Thanks so much, it is beautiful!
Kristie

Cille said...

It's beautiful :) Very classical and yet with some spunk. It will be loved for years and years to come :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Amber! It's gorgeous! I love it - Congratulations on a great finish!!!!

Nanette Merrill said...

argh! Google ate my comment. I'll try again, love this.

Nanette Merrill said...

I'll try one more time, google isn't lovign me today. but I love love love this quilt!

Amber said...

Thanks everyone! Let me answer a few comments:

West Michigan Quilter - yes, there are 42 blocks in all! Imagine making 336 half square triangles or 42 sixteen patches! Oh this quilt was a beast! :)

Dirt Road Quilter - No, it wasn't Kona for the background but Moda's bella solid in bleached white.

Beverly and Carla - When I decided to go ahead and make my four block table topper into a queen size quilt I actually did end up buying a bunch of quarter yard cuts of reds and blues for this quilt. But, my original bright blocks and the blocks for my tutorial were made from my scrap jars :)

Somebody else talked about the quilting (don't know where that comment ran off to) but I can't believe I didn't mention the quilting on this. I did not quilt it myself. The lovely, Jen Ostler in Cedar Hills, Utah quilted it for me and did a wonderful job as always! Thank you Jen!!!

Miss Nancy said...

Stunning!! What can I say, Absolutely Stunning!! Well done and great work!!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Oh My Heck Amber !!!! IT's AWESOME!!!! TOTALLY!!!! Wow.... I LOVE everything about it... This has got to be one of my favorite patterns.... Way to go !!!! ooxx`jod

Material Mary said...

This quilt is amazing and I love the red white blue them...
Mary

Leigh Anne said...

I think we need just one more post showing just how many people you can fit on it :)

It looks great!

Deanna said...

Here from Karin's blog. Great quilt. It is now on my TO DO list.

Jackie said...

GORGEOUS! So glad to hear you found a way to remove the pink. I loved seeing every post about this quilt!

laurie in texas said...

Congratulations (applause, applause, applause!!) Job well done - it is beautiful. This quilt will be an heirloom one day for one of your cherished posterity! What a wonderful gift for the future :)

gloria g. said...

What a beautiful red/white/blue quilt. I just love it. Great job. Thanks for sharing.....

gloria g. Hemingway, SC

happy in quilting

Bari Jo said...

This is an AMAZING quilt! I love your tutorial and am looking forward to making it! Thank you! I love that you are going to USE it! I hope to do the same with mine! Way to go - great job and great pattern! :O)

Caroline said...

This is a lovely, lovely quilt. Makes me want to start one just like it!

Marie Mc Callion said...

just absolutly love this quilt I am printing ur tutorial and plan to do one

Becky G said...

I'm in complete agreement; it has everything i love in a quilt... Very inspirational. I'm guessing it would work great in other palettes too... Even civil war! Thanks so much & also for the fantabulous tutrial. B

Chris said...

So very pretty!

Quilter Kathy said...

Hopped over from Darlene's blog to see your quilt...it's gorgeous! I think it would be fun to do this as a leader/ender project from scraps. Do I dare start another quilt?!?!

t j said...

It is absolutely beautiful... Wish I had your talent.. spent many of my early years under the living room quilting frame (the full length of my Granmommie's living room!!!) I know you will enjoy this treasure & generations after you will also!! ♥