Monday, September 27, 2010

Stretched Stars To Go Quilt

I just finished the Stretched Stars To Go Quilt. I used a green and orange/yellow fabric pack from JoAnn's. You can find the free AccuQuilt Go pattern over here. This is a great way to test out your 4.5" die that comes with the AccuQuilt Go Cutter. You can also make the entire quilt with a rotary cutter and ruler.
I used a Stars panto from Debra Geissler for the machine quilting. I used a very light yellow quilting thread and Hobbs 80/20 bleached batting.
I love the stretched stars with quilted stars. This is such a fast quilt to make and definitely a beginners friendly pattern.
I used this old green checked fabric from my stash for the backing.
I made the two borders wider than the pattern said. I decided to use the same fabric from the outer border for the binding.
Binding is all done!
I am so pleased at how this simple and fast little quilt turned out.
Here is another blue pack of fabric from JoAnn's. Wouldn't a two colored blue and white Stretched Stars To Qo Quilt be beautiful?
Thank you so much for all the comments on my Go giveaway. I am so sorry for not coming back to all of you. I will use a random number generator...so anyone can be the winner. The Go giveaway will close on Saturday morning. I wonder who the lucky winner will be!

Happy Quilting until next time!
~Millie~

58 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love that pattern and it would be wonderful in all different types of fabrics. I saw one like that with the hexagon and points, was thinking it would make a nice christmas quilt.

Debbie

Vicki ♥ said...

Love the quilt Millie and the colours are so fresh and the quilting is as always fabulous. It looks like it all came together so quick for you.
I am still sitting here with my fingers and everything else crossed hoping I am the winner of your Go Cutter lol :) Looks like so much fun. Hugs Vicki xx

wanda said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I'm not a green, yellow or orange person but it is really pretty. I love the design of it too. I think I will go look it up.

I have started a blog and would love it if you have the time to stop by and look at it.

http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Thank you,
Wanda

Pat said...

Love your Stretched Stars Quilt, Millie!

Laurie said...

WOW! So pretty - I love the shades of colors and how they all look so nice together! How pretty this would be in shades of pink for a girly baby quilt!

Fingers are crossed for Saturday :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Love that pattern Millie! Wish you lived closer - I'd have you do my quilting for me.

GerryART said...

Millie, I want to thank you again for providing us each an opportunity to win a GO!

Hugs,
Gerry

Kasey said...

Love the stretched stars! I'm so glad I started following you!

Phyllis said...

Oh my - your quilt is just beautiful! And i love, love, love the quilting design!

twodraftmom said...

I have always loved this pattern! And its so nice and modern with all that clean white.. its going on my list of quilts to make!. claire

Patti said...

Love the quilt Millie. The colours are awesome.
Love
Patti xxx

Terry said...

Love that pattern! And I love it in the orange and green! Congrats on the finish! :0)

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great Millie.

Valerie said...

Oh I love the quilt! It is so beautiful. For some reason, I cannot even get to the sewing machine! But that is going to change. I am just about finished organizing my sewing room so I will be ready to get to sewing by Thursday. You inspire me!!!

karenfae said...

that is a really neat quilt! Love the colors
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Barb said...

Oh...what a lovely quilt...might have to do that one.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I made this pattern last spring - it was so fun and fast! blessings, marlene

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute stretched stars Millie! I'm hoping that winner will be me! LOL :-)

Donna S. said...

Awesome quilt

Graciela said...

me encanta este acolchado, ojalá algún día pueda yo hacer uno así !!!!
kisses for you

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow that turned out so pretty! Nice work!!

Muddling Through said...

Millie, I LOVE that quilt! You did an awesome job, and the quilting is perfect with it. You're having a lot of fun with your new toy, aren't you? :)

Penny said...

Lovely quilt! I'm also keeping my fingers and toes crossed! Will putting rollers on my hair help?
Hugs

Susan said...

I love the bright citrus colors...great quilt!

Lovie said...

Really like the Stretched Star. Have to download this pattern - I can picture it in bright colors and black for a background. Yet another quilt to add to my "Someday List"

Bunny said...

Love your quilt it is gorgeous. I would love to be able to have a chance to win a Go but could not make a comment on your giveaway. I think I have tried to win one forever LOL. Good luck to everyone.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

It's beautiful!

Stitched With Prayer said...

The new quilt is truly wonderful. I love the colors. Hugs...

gag7949 said...

Hi Millie, that's an awesome quilt and I would love to make it as well. Winning the GO! giveaway would be a great place to start on this design.

Louise said...

The star panto worked beautifully for this little quilt. The stretched star pattern is a fun one and yours turned out quite nice.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt!! It's gorgeous!!!

DocSly said...

This is simple but so very beautiful. I love the pattern and will recommend to my sister-in-law who has an accucut. Love the colors.

Christine said...

Great pattern, oh I am crossing my fingers, toes and maybe I will be lucky.

cheers
Christine

SewCalGal said...

Really beautiful quilt. And, excellent quilting. Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Mama Pea said...

Awesome quilt! I love the color gradation!

Log Cabin Ladies said...

Love your blog! Now I'am a follower!
And love your "Stretched Stars" Quilt - it's so bright and your quilting is beautiful!
Cross my fingers - would love, love, love to win the GO! Conny

Cindy said...

I have wanted to make this pattern with the GO from Day One. You have given me renewed incentive, Millie.

I LOVE yours!! And the quilting you selected and did is PERFECTION !!!

Thank you for sharing this - "I" especially loved this post.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your really whipping them up now Millie! Job well done girl!

Madame Samm said...

Lovely quilt Millie..it is finesse all tied up in spring like colours...beautiful..
blessings msamm

Julie in WA said...

That is the best stretched stars quilt I have ever seen! I think the larger colored triangles is the key. And your colors are wonderful! Great Job.

Chris H said...

That is a lovely pattern... and your quilting is amazing.

Talin's Corner said...

That quilt came out really nice...I love the quilting pattern that you used.

Perry said...

I like this quilt. It looks so crisp and clean. Really pretty. I would love to win the Go Cutter. I am having some problems with my hands and I think one would be a great help.

Stray Stitches said...

You quilt is absolutely beautiful. I really like the quilting you did too!

Kathy H said...

I love how your quilt turned out and the stars quilting for a star quilt is something I would do. I think the pattern is one that looks good with all sorts of color combinations.

Zlaty said...

I love this quilt Millie! Very pretty bright fabrics! I think the Go is inspiring you to quilt and finish projects even faster!

Happy sewing!

Dolores said...

That stretched star quilt is gorgeous.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That quilt just looks so HAPPY! You have such talent!

mtsnowfall said...

I love your blog! And you have done a beautiful job of displaying your quilt in a natural setting outdoors.. I can imagine it with the serene blues, as well. It is so nice to be able to hear that something as beautiful as this can be created fairly quickly..lovely.This one makes me think Spring, whereas the Blues make me think more winter... never used an Accucutter, but it sounds like it cuts loads of time off the prepwork! Thank you so much for sharing, Millie.

Quilt Rat said...

LOVE the colour pallet here. So fresh. I am not looking forward to the coming seasons and if I just stare at this I can think SPRING!!!!

Cheryll said...

Love your quilt Millie! We could also use the chisel die to make it.

Janette said...

I love, love, love the colors in your quilt! So bright and cheery!! Lovely!

GravityAnn said...

Love the quilt and would be over joyed to win.

Kim said...

Sweet little quilt.......
you've done a great job of quilting it too.

Happy sewing

Wonky Girl said...

Your star quilting adds the extra oomph to make the quilt a star in my eyes. :)

I am a follower of your blog, thank you for commenting on mine :)

Kim D. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt and the quilting is lovely!

Busy As Can Be said...

I love the quilt and your quilting is equally as pretty!

searchfamilies said...

I love your quilt it so bright & fresh i think it great now all i have to do is be drawn out so i can play with it lol
Hugs Janice