Saturday, July 14, 2007

Starstruck is quilted!

Woohoo, the Starstruck top is now quilted and bound. When the quilt comes back from the magazine, I want to do a lot more quilting, but for now I'm happy with where it's at. I bound the quilt using four of the different red fabrics, in keeping with the somewhat scrappy theme.

I love how the quilt looks and I'm just thrilled that I've got it done. The directions and the 'in progress' pieces are next on the agenda, but I've decided I'll start working on them tomorrow. I have worked on this project so solidly, I really do feel like a break.

What I could work on is the cream coloured scarf that I started recently, but I'm actually going to unravel the tiny bit that I knitted up. The reason is that I would like to do the sides differently. They have two stitches of stocking stitch on each side, but I think I'm going to chance it to four stitches each side of moss stitch. I think I'll be happier with it laying a little flatter, and for the scarf to be a touch wider.

Instead, what I'm going to work on is casting on for a new pair of stocks for myself. I love, love, love the pinky coloured ones I made up not so long ago, and wear them with boots at almost every opportunity. They are the most comfortable socks I've ever owned, so I'd really like to have another pair to put into rotation. Obviously I won't get a lot done tonight, but it'll be fun to have a different project in my hands.

Marty and the kids arrived back from their camping trip safely a couple of hours ago. I think they will all sleep very soundly, as will I. Being the nocturnal creature I am, I stayed up way too late each and every night they were away, but I did have a lot of fun, and while I was home, I got a lot done.

Now that life is to return to normal and my deadline is almost met, I will be able to catch up on the blogs I've been missing out on. I look forward to reading all about what you've been up to! See you soon! x o x

28 comments:

Rose said...

Tazzie the quilt is stunning!!! i love it!!! u should be very proud of all ur hard work....enjoy the weekend!!

joyce said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Well worthy of being in a magazine.

Vicki W said...

It turned out beautiful! I have a collection of pinks and browns that would be beautiful in that pattern. be sure to let us know when the magazine article is published!

Pieces From Me said...

The starstruck quilt is beautiful! I love that pattern and your colors are perfect.

KCQuilter said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tazzie!!! What magazine will it be in? We do get some Aussie mags on our newsstands so maybe I will be able to find it here.

Fiona said...

Lovely quilt - and I think borderless was definitely the way to go.

Gail said...

Fabulous! I love the way it turned out.

Screen Door said...

The quilt turned out beautifully-- have you thought on your next project? How's the weather?

Darlene said...

Another 'Tazzie Beauty'. Great that you got it finished!

Dawn said...

I is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I love those reds! It's just beautiful!
Jeanne :)

Andrea said...

Briliant! It turned out beautifully - nice to see it finished I bet !Have fun with your knitting..

tami said...

Beautiful. You do such gorgeous work.

The Calico Cat said...

Pretty, I love the 1/2 blocks around the edge.

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt Tazzie :-)

Dianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tazzie. Really love the colors, and the half-blocks for the border are stunning.

Leanne said...

Really beautiful Tazzie! Well worth all the hard work you put into it.

Littlepenpen said...

Which magazine? It is gorgeous!

Norma said...

When the picture of the quilt came up on my computer, all I could say was, "Wow!" Excellent job on the quilt. I look forward to seeing the directions in the magazine.

Karen said...

Hi, Tazzie! Wow, love the pattern the red shades make. What magazine?

JudyL said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I also love the shades of red!

Susan said...

The quilt looks great, and isn't it fun to have a finish?

Lisa D. said...

Your quilt is really beautiful! I love the border with the half star blocks!

Annie said...

Wow! I just love that border.

Annie
: )

Jeanne said...

It is gorgeous! Worth every minute you spent in making it.

Kathie said...

Wow--the three dimensions really pop--I feel like I could just jump into this quilt. Beautiful.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Beautiful quilt Tazzie. Is it for Aust P & Q? If there were more quilts like that in it I might go back.

Leigh said...

Your quilt is stunning.

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