Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sky Jewels

.... and that is the name of this pattern. Usually, when I see a pattern that I like and want to make, the pattern gets changed during the making. But, not this one. The first time I saw it, it was love at first sight and the design is exactly as per the pattern. The only thing that was added are the beads on the stars as I was hand quilting. It is a slow process doing it that way, but it sure gives this quilt a lot of sparkle. A lot of beads were used here and my stash has been somewhat reduced.
This whole quilt has been hand pieced (that is where the pattern directions got changed), but if I was to do it all over again, English Paper Piecing is the way that I would go.
Enjoy and have a great day!
Pattern source: Quilt It for Christmas 2006 magazine (designer Gail Cole of Odessa, Texas)

27 comments:

Martina said...

This quilt looks really beautiful. Great job!Love it also very much!

Gina said...

Beautiful

Love and hugs Gina xxx

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the design, the colors, the fabric, excellent shading, and lovely quilting. You did a fantastic job. Inspriational. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kiera-Oona said...

I like this one...its very colorful! What can i say...im a sucker for bright quilts

paula, the quilter said...

This is such a lovely quilt. Those stars just sparkle!

Cara said...

The beads are awesome! Looks great.

szkornelia said...

I agree with you, this is an especially nice pattern. I like how your wall hanging turned out. Nice job.

Joyce said...

It's beautiful. I love the shadow effect from the grayish pieces.

Carrie P. said...

It is just lovely!

Barb said...

Fabulous....totally fabulous

QuiltSue said...

That is absolutely stunning.

Marls said...

That is wonderful. I love the shadow effect in the stars and the beads do indeed make it sparkle.

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

I love hand piecing; it's so relaxing to me. Love the way
the quilt came out and the beads
gives it a nice touch. Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I love shaded quilts.

Julia said...

I love it..Sky Jewels, perfect name as that what it really looks like..love the idea of adding the beads too!
Julia ♥

Karen said...

And a jewel it is for sure. I wouldn't have thought about adding the beads but that is a good idea.

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Cathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! So cheerful and sparkly!

Quilter Kathy said...

Another beautiful quilt! Love the colours and especially the beading!

MARCIE said...

Beautiful quilt Rose Marie! And all hand quilted AND beaded! You amaze me!

Phyllis said...

This is just gorgeous! I love that you added beads; I would have too!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Rose Marie....

*karendianne. said...

Rose Marie, I saw this when you posted it. I really wanted to leave a comment that was worthy and fit "just so" but I wasn't able to pull up anything from within. Now though, now I'm more than able to share. This is a stunning work of art and reflects YOU so well. The added touch of beads speaks of your inner light. It just shines through. Delicately sparkling.

Janet said...

It looks beautiful, like sparkling jewels. Great finish!

Guðrún said...

Wow, it is beautiful. Did you make it this autumn?

Pam said...

That is a lovely quilt - I can see why you fell in love with it just the way it is. The beads are really pretty on it as well. Good job!!

La Woodstock said...

very beautiful quilt, I love it!