Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Star Crazy Finished!

In October 2009 I had the opportunity to go to International Quilt Festival/Houston and work in The Quilt Shoppe booth for The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

For three days I stood by Star Crazy, TQS's pieced 2010 Block of The Month.
And fell in L.O.V.E.

Star Crazy was designed by the extremely talented Sue Garman.
It was a thrill to meet Sue and to talk to her about Star Crazy.

From there an idea was born. I knew I wanted to make Star Crazy, but I didn't want to make it alone.
I started Star Crazy Log, a blog devoted to 12 months of working together.
The response was more than I had hoped for.
We had 31 participants from all over the world. Spanning most the United States to Australia, Sweden,United Kingdom and Norway, we have spent a year getting to know each other through our love of quilting.
We have shared our cultures, our family activities, and become good friends.
To date, we have 119 followers,
with 15,635 visits,
and 28,716 page reviews.
What an adventure!

I chose to make Star Crazy from my scraps.
I tried to follow Sue's suggested color design as closely as possible.
Many of you worked with your own color pallet. I will share some of your pictures on a future post.

Now, it's time to get the finished top off to the quilter.

After having the blocks up on my design wall for the last year, the space will look a little lonely now.
I will have many fond memories of 2010 every time I look at Star Crazy.

Thank you to all who participated in Star Crazy Log! I have been inspired by your talent and creativity.
Your excitement prompted me each month to stay current with every BOM release.
And thank you to Sue Garman, and The Quilt Show for creating such a beautiful quilt, and inviting us to play along.

Even though I am now finished with Star Crazy, I will continue to manage Star Crazy Log where we will see postings of finished quilts continue to trickle in.

19 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is really gorgeous. I have loved seeing Star Crazy too. It is a stunning pattern.

Jackie said...

Yay!! It is just beautiful, Nedra!! I am so far behind on mine, I cannot begin to tell you. But I am so glad that you were able to finish your. You will cherish it forever.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is stunning!!

Merete said...

Its gorgeous Nedra! It was a good feeling to finish it, but at the same time - I will really miss the monthly updates from everyone at Star Crazy Log. You are the best, thanks again for hosting! We will keep in touch.
Hugs

badlandsquilts said...

What a great quilt!

dq said...

A GREAT BIG CONGRATS!! It is beautiful, and thanks so much for hosting Star Crazy. There is no way I would have even made this quilt or known about it without you.

Material Mary said...

Nedra, this is a stunning quilt and you will always treasure it.
Mary

Jan Marie said...

Stunning!

Sequana said...

It was a great year, wasn't it? I know I would never have finished if not for the blog keeping me honest. *S*

I've never had someone else quilt my quilts, but I think this will be the first one.

Quilt Monkey said...

Beautiful quilt! I have been a member of TQS from the beginning, and have saved all of the BOM patterns that they have done, but haven't had time to make any yet. I'm really thinking of doing this year's quilt. Will you be doing this one too?

Sherri said...

Congrats! It's been fun to follow on your journey!

Notjustnat said...

That really beautiful. Congratulations Nedra - Hugs Nat

Live Well With Judi said...

It's even more beautiful in person. You did an amazing job and you got rid of lots of scraps too! Tell Dano congrats on his run...that's amazing to be in the top 20 on your first marathon. I have no ability to even imagine it, as I can't run around the block!! Hugs

Carol said...

Nedra it is an amazing quilt! I'm so happy for you! What a treasure!

PattyBYoung said...

Congrats Nedra! It's beautiful!

Truffle queen said...

OOOOOOH I wish I had joined in! I hope you will have/start another BOM someday - for SURE I'll join in! Absolutely beautiful!

Jana said...

Gorgeous! I took a peek at your blog for the quilt-a-long....love the one with the dark colors too! This is really a beautiful quilt!

Janet said...

Congratulations, I've been watching this one grwo and it's turned out to be so very beautiful.

Lori Holt said...

It's just gorgeous Nedra!...
I'm so glad you finished it...although I too will miss seeing it on your design wall:)
xx
lori