Sunday, 20 October 2013

Good Morning Star Shine

I've fininshed my LV quilt top and decided to name it Good Morning Star Shine - because I am trying to name my quilts more and this one sort of came to me without too much bother. I thought all the LV was like mornings first light. The colours hard to read, and the moon and the stars still visible.

Well, that was as lyricle as I ever get so appreciate it while you can! I knew that I wanted to add more LV to my quilt top to bring the stars away from the edge. I had thought to do charms all round but upon ascertaining that I would require 52 more LV charms I came upon the obviously solution - cut the charms in half and make them double up.


The quilt top now measures about 49" x 67". More than enough to cover my short arse body from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I've got an idea for the binding but still contemplating the backing. As I have to go within spitting distance of an Ikea tomorrow on my way to somewhere else I just might find myself doing a short detour. Surely they will have something appropriate.

Susan

37 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous Susan, and I think any excuse to go to IKEA sounds good to me!

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  2. It's lovely Susan and very original - perhaps you are inspiring me to get off my more than ample a**e!

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  3. I vote for a side trip to IKEA for sure. I love this quilt, and now I have that song stuck in my head. I expect that I might be the only one old enough to know it.

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  4. Stunning, gorgeous, you want more? Of course a trip to Ikea will be worth it!

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  5. Gorgeous! Need to do more LV as it really looks great.
    Do not tell me old but I might know which song Leanne is singing ...

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  6. Looks great, might have known you'd be a closet musicals fan and a bit of a hippy ;-)

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  7. Not fair, everyone is going to IKEA!
    Great top though, I won't begrudge you that xx

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  8. This is looking super!Good luck at Ikea... That place is popping up all over just now..

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  9. Ha you know you're going to Ikea and you don't need any of us to enable you! You quilt top is just divine!

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  10. Ikea backing will be just perfect for the quilt, which I love incidentally.

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  11. I love the popping pink stars in this quilt!

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  12. Short-arse? What is all that about. You and me - we are not short-arsed my dear - we are most definitely petite!

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  13. It's lovely... Love those pops of colour.

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  14. It's so lovely! And I like the half-charm border - good size to frame it.

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  15. Love the pops of pink on the LV background - any excuse to go to IKEA is a good one:)

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  16. Great finished top girl! Can't wait to see what IKEA provides....

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  17. That raspberry red against the LV's is perfect.
    Another quilt for you? Have you run out of "family"?
    I'm happy if you adopt me......

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  18. Hmm, best excuse yet to hit up Ikea ;o)

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  19. Great name for a gorgeous quilt top, Susan. I love how those stars "pop" against the scrappy LV background. It's a beauty!

    Best of luck on the backing hunt...

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  20. its great :-) And enjoy your Ikea trip!

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  21. I didn't think you needed an excuse to visit Ikea... Lucky it's not far from where you're going, I'm quite envious of all those people visiting Ikea so easily! The top is lovely, by the way!

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  22. I didn't think you needed an excuse to visit Ikea... Lucky it's not far from where you're going, I'm quite envious of all those people visiting Ikea so easily! The top is lovely, by the way!

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  23. I didn't think you needed an excuse to visit Ikea... Lucky it's not far from where you're going, I'm quite envious of all those people visiting Ikea so easily! The top is lovely, by the way!

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  24. It looks fab Mrs, and i'm sure you'll find a suitable backing from ikea. I wonder how you're going to quilt it, those gorgeous stars really pop already, but i'm betting the quilting could really enhance them (if that's possible). x

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  25. That's great! Pretty much the size I make all my quilts too :) Good luck backing shopping.

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  26. A lovely quilt! Would be great in other colours too.
    As I have to make a babyboya quilt.
    IKEA is always good: look in the discount section for duvet covers!

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  27. Another lovely finish! Beautiful. I may need to add another quilt to my quilting bucket list!

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  28. Fabulous. I love to see things made out of low volume fabric, and yet I never buy any myself!

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  29. Looks great! Good name for the design...now you've got me singing the song!

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  30. that looks very pretty. I am a sucker for low volume these days. I need more fabric.

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  31. what a lovely quilt top - well done

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