Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stash Bee Star Quilt {Finished}

I am so excited to show of the finally finished version of this quilt!

First, a close up of the last block that I quilted -- the patterns I used are a three-leaf meander in the inner star and a petal motif with a baptist fan center. 

Here's the trimmed quilt before I put on the hanging sleeve and binding:

And here's the finished quilt!

Pushing myself to do all of the different quilting motifs was a great challenge and really helped me to improve my free motion quilting. But, I probably am going to going to anything this detailed for a while!

I used the backing fabric for both the binding and the hanging sleeve. The thread throughout is white.

The back is pretty neat looking as well. I had one extra block so I added it into the backing. It's neat to see all of the white thread on the burgundy background as well as all of the different patterns that end up overlapping the block on the back!

I lost track of how much thread I actually used in this quilt, but initially I was using nearly a whole bobbin to do one block. My plan is to hang this in my dining room (with the rabbits, but high enough that they can't nibble on it.)

Quilt Stats:
Name: Stash Bee Star Quilt
Size: 48" x 64"
Blocks: nested sawtooth stars, 16" and 8" blocks, blocks requested in 2015 in the Stash Bee
Quilting: all in white thread, various filler patterns

Sharing at Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Finish it up Friday!

PS. You can vote for my Argyle quilt in the "Best of Benartex" contest! Click here and like the photo to vote for me!


  1. Congratulations on finishing all the detailed quilting and fully completing this quilt, Alison; it looks great!

  2. Wow, it's stunning! At first I thought you used patterned fabric, but turns out the "pattern" is your FMQ! It's so lovely, congratulations on a wonderful finish!

  3. That is a beautiful quilt, Alison! I love all the different sizes and shapes of the stars, and the colors are so appealing too. I bet you'll enjoy seeing it everyday hanging on the wall!

  4. Hi Alison,
    Wow - I love stars and stars within a star in just better! I really like how you finished the back - that one star looks so cool there, being off center. It really shines. Good for you for trying all those quilting styles! It sounds like you really enjoyed it, too. This is a great finish. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. This turned out so pretty. I love when quilts have different quilting in each block. Congratulations on a great finish.

  6. You're quilt looks great! I love seeing bee quilts finished that I contributed to. Were you January? This may have been the first bee block I ever made. It is great that you used the quilt to practice a variety of free motion. Bravo!

  7. It looks great! I really love how you did the extra block on the back, surrounded by that pretty burgundy print. Congrats on a wonderful finish :)

  8. A very fun finish. The quilting turned out beautifully. Well worth all that effort (and thread!).

  9. Wow! This quilt turned out beautifully, I love the binding it finishes it off strong, and the one block on the back makes it visually interesting too. Congrats on finishing it!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully quilted.

  11. Isn't it nice to have a finish?! Love that you decided to challenge yourself on the isn't easy, but you did a fantastic job!

  12. Wow, that's some intense quilting - looks great. Very impressive.

  13. Star quilts are favorites of mine. Yours is gorgeous! Good job on the quilting!

  14. I love all the different stars to look at!

  15. I have a soft spot for star quilts. Yours is gorgeous, love the colours and the quilting is very impressive.


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