Monday, January 24, 2011

Star Crazy Gallery

I wanted to share with you some of the finished Star Crazy quilts that have been posted recently over on Star Crazy Log.
After working together for the last 12 months, a finish requires a big celebration!
It's only January, and many more participants are still working away, but I wanted to acknowledge the accomplishments of these talented ladies.

The very first to finish Star Crazy was Felicity, from Utah. Would you believe she figured out Sue Garman's pattern way ahead of the release dates for each Block of The Month, and had her top completed in July?
I'm impressed.
Beautiful job Felicity!

Merete, from Norway added an International perspective in the making Star Crazy. One of the delights of hosting this group was getting to know so many people from all over the world.
Merete was so good about posting her progress, and was an important contributor to Star Crazy Log.
This is the largest quilt she has made so far, and in order to get a picture of the entire quilt, she had her sweet daughters help with the hanging out the windows. Great photo shoot idea!

Karen (Karenfae) from Arkansas gets the AWARD for persistence in overcoming obstacles to finish Star Crazy in a timely manner.
At Christmas time Karen was injured in a car accident when she was hit by an uninsured teenage driver.
Through the pain and recovery of healing, Karen found a way to continue work on Star Crazy. This is a great example of how therapeutic it is to quilt, and the wonderful support offered through fellow quilters.
Thank you Karen, for your giving nature and for sharing with us along the way.

Deanna from Utah named her quilt "Granny Went Crazy". I love the autumn colors Deanna chose from her scrap bags to make this quilt!
Look how wonderful Star Crazy turned out in oranges, browns and greens. Notice how she chose various backgrounds for each block, and then a consistent color for the Irish Chains. Deanna really mixed things up, and it turned out so well.
I love seeing how quilts turn out in different color ways, and Deanna led our group in visualizing a new approach to Star Crazy.
Great job ladies! Thank you, and congratulations again on a finish!

18 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful work! I love seeing the same pattern in so many different designs.

Quilt Monkey said...

Bravo to all the quilters who finished Star Crazy! They are all wonderful, but I just adore the last one with the different coloring. It almost looks like a different quilt!

badlandsquilts said...

Wonderful... I love how the fall colored version is equally stunning but so different!

Material Mary said...

Lovely quilts. The ladies really worked hard on this one.
Mary

Micki said...

I love the one in oranges, but all are wonderful!
Micki

karenfae said...

it is lovely seeing all of them here in one spot - but you didn't include yours!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sherrill said...

Ooo, they're all beautiful but I think Deanna's fall colors are my favorite. They're just so me!! Thanks for sharing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is so funny how different fabric changes a quilt pattern so completely!

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful quilts. I love to see how different the same quilt can turn out. Showing the personality of the quilter.

Pots and Pins said...

Wow - all of them are so wonderful! I really love the last one - the autumn colors really make the entire quilt different and unique - what beautiful work! xo, Nan

Jan Marie said...

Those are stunning. That is such a beautiful pattern.

Janet said...

They are all very beautiful and it was great to see a different colourway in Deanna's.

Jackie said...

All are so wonderful! But I must say the last one is to die for! She did such a wonderful job using her scraps.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

These are absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. Kudos to all who made such beautiful quilts!

Truffle queen said...

Each quilt is so gorgeous! The autumn-colors version is fabulous - never would have thought of that! Oh how I wish I had joined the group!

AnnieO said...

Those are all so beautiful! Congratulations to all the quilters who made this Star Crazy journey. I really love the autumn colored one a lot.

Barb Johnson said...

Wow! Beautiful quilts! Deanna - holy cow, that one is STUNNING! Love love those rich colors. She definitely has a great eye for color combinations. Nice work!

dq said...

Your served us well in your summary. Thank you.

I hope all is well for you and yours. Happy 2011.