Monday, February 07, 2011

Design Wall Monday #6

I have a big reveal for design wall Monday this week and am so excited to show you my Cathedral Stars quilt top!
This project was started in this class with Bonnie Hunter in September last year.
These are my 2 blocks...
Jacob's Ladder, which I disliked because the red and green seem too dark and overpowering in the quilt,
and the Tri Recs Star blocks, which I really liked and which used up a lot of gold scraps.


And here are the blocks in my finished quilt top!
I picked the layout that had the least number of ladder blocks and the most star blocks, then tried to emphasize the gold with a small inner gold border. I don't love the quilt...it is definately not nearly as interesting as Bonnie's quilt, but I do love that it is a FINISHED quilt top!  It is too large to fit on my design wall and is taped to the walls at the top and on the sides!
For lots of inspiration, click here to go to Judy's blog and see what other quilters are working on today.

33 comments:

carolbabineau.com said...

OH! So nice - lots of work but well worth it.

Kathie said...

I really like the quilt and don't think the red/green over powers it at all. Great job.

Lynn said...

I love the way it turned out!

Kerri said...

Great quilt! I love bonnie's quilts, tips and enthusiam.

Bonnie said...

I agree with Kathy. I can understand why you think red/green overpowers in the block picture but in the quilt it is well balanced with all the other colors and movement. Nice job Kathy!

Sue Daurio said...

That is a wonderful quilt!

Vicki said...

Nice and the gold is great! This is a great quilt. Maybe you will love it once it is quilted!

Mary said...

Your piecing is really pretty. Nice job.

Nicole said...

Wow! That is just lovely!

Darlene said...

Applause, applause - it's beautiful, Kathy.

The Quilting Pirate said...

I like the red/green blocks, they give the top character and a "zing" quality!! Congrats another finished top!

Diane said...

It's terrific and 'wooh-hoo' on getting it together.

Patricia Nicholls said...

Your piecing work looks excellent, what lovely crisp points. I love the colours too

Chris said...

It turned out beautiful. The red and green are not overpowering in the final layout. Great job!

Susan said...

It sure looks good to me....... You did a great job with that Bonnie Hunter design...... Aren't you delighted to have a near finish?

Floss said...

Very nice, I think adding the goal zigger was a great idea and really helps show up the stars.

Linda said...

This is beautiful, I love it...Good job finishing it. I hate doing the Tri Recs star even though the rulers are great. Your's are wonderful.. Great finish!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Great job Kathy!! If what you are not liking is there is not a lot of variety in the fabrics, just wait. When you quilt it, all the texture of the quilting will be like icing on the cake and I know you will like it! It is BEAUTIFUL!

Bonnie

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your quilt top is beautiful! I like the thin gold border--really finishes it off nicely. I don't mind the red and green at all--Can't wait to see it quilted!

Gari said...

You did a great job of balancing the colors. What color are you going to use for the binding?

Kate said...

Beautifully constructed and well balanced. Maybe it will grow on you with time, I've had a couple of quilts that have affected me that way. Congratulations on getting a UFO to the finished top stage.

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, it is beautiful! I am sure you will love it once it is done!

christhequilter said...

I'm really liking the color combination

whimzeestitches said...

What a beautiful quilt top. Colors are great!

AnnieO said...

I think you achieved a great balance of colors there, Kathy! It is really beautiful.

Morah said...

It's really pretty! Sometimes a bit of time allows the critisism of ourselves to mellow....Next week you will LOVE it as much as we do.

Dresden Quilter said...

It is gorgeous. Did you use a tri rec ruler to make the stars? I am thinking about making a quilt that has these same stars.

Alycia said...

That is gorgeous!!

Lizzy said...

The quilt looks great!!! Love the colors. The red and green add alittle spice.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, I had a great time, visiting your blog. Incredible creations and so much done.
I love the title: 2011 UFO Wishlist!

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on getting this one to finished top stage :)

Beginning Quilting said...

This is such a lovely quilt. I love the choice of fabrics that you used in making this quilt. The red, green and yellow definitely made an impact with your project. Thank you for sharing this with us. Keep up the good work!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh Kathy! The colorway is absolutely beautiful on the Cathedral Stars!!