Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Star Crazy

In October of 2009 I had the opportunity to work in the booth for The Quilt Show (with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims) at International Quilt Festival in Houston.
I stood for 3 days by Star Crazy, their Block of The Month Quilt that would be premiering in 2010.
It was L.O.V.E. at first sight!

I was so taken with Star Crazy, that I started the blog Star Crazy Log and invited anyone who would like to piece the quilt with me during the 12 month process.
I had responses from all over the world, and made many wonderful friendships through our months of working and learning together.
 Sue Garman is the designer of Star Crazy, and it was an honor to meet her in Houston.
Our Star Crazy Log group downloaded the patterns each month from the Quilt Show Web Site, and we communicated via the blog on our progress.

I completed the top by January 2011, and then with our move to Arizona, it was tucked away in a box.
When I met Pat Roche, an award winning long armer who also recently moved here from Oregon, I knew immediately who I wanted to have quilt my Star Crazy.
 I can't tell you how happy I am to have Star Crazy officially finished and beautifully quilted by Pat.
 She did an amazing job!  I couldn't be happier!
 Each section is filled with perfect details.
 I chose to sew a white binding, allowing the quilting and all of the bright colors to be the focal point.
Alex Anderson provided a kit with her fabrics to make Star Crazy, but I opted to use my scraps instead.
I did follow most of her color planning as a guideline.
 For the back I placed a section of fabric that matched the colors on the front, along with additional Kona white to show the beautiful quilting.
My Star Crazy is officially finished now, and will become an heirloom to be passed along to my family :)
If you would like to read more about our group that participated in Star Crazy Log, and to see other examples of Star Crazy, you can visit the blog HERE


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Done!! bet you are glad - it looks so pretty - it was a great group and I'm glad I took the journey with you and the other ladies - I wonder how many of us finished the quilt through to the quilting of it?

Needled Mom said...

That is really stunning - both the piecing AND the quilting. I love the solids on the backs of quilts to show off the quilting. GREAT job.

•stephanie• said...

wow, nedra. that is a treasure indeed. just lovely. could we have a look at it in person, pretty please?

Lynette said...

Woohoo!!! How awesome. :) Do you know, I have a Star Crazy kit in my stash room? I think I'll have enough other BOMs cleared off the list to actually start this one by summer. . . a weeeeee bit late, I am! lol I really love how she quilted yours. :D

Material Mary said...

Beautiful job Nedra!!!

Nanette Merrill said...

Lovely lovely lovely quilt.

Kara said...

Looks beautiful! I love your fabrics choices.