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Star Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 38
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 19

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30's Stars 30’s Stars
By: Peggy Aront, New Jersey, USA

This is a full size top I did with blocks from a swap with friends at a retreat. We had to use 20 fabrics in each block which was a huge challenge.

Mine turned out so nice and after I wanted to keep it for myself but in the end I donated it for a raffle to our local veterans food drive.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 87"

A Hunter's Star A Hunter’s Star
By: Lizze, Washington, USA

I had fabric in mind for this pattern, but found this fabric to be perfect because it resembles stars. I quilted the constellations with the best stories into the squares and quilted star related song lyrics into the border that are special to me, 10 songs total. The binding has gilded stars on it.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 90"

A New Horizon A New Horizon
By: Brenda Sutherland, Ontario, Canada

A New Horizon was the design I created for the McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star Contest. I am the only Canadian in the Contest. I am currently in the finals!

This was a fabric challenge. We were sent 10 fat quarters and had to design a quilt to show them off.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Almost 40 years a Sailor Almost 40 years a Sailor
By: Linda Smith, Nova Scotia, Canada

This is the quilt I made for my husband when he retired last year after serving almost 40 years in the Canadian Navy.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 86"

Cathedral Stars Cathedral Stars
By: Heather Dedo, Illinois, USA

This is a Quiltville pattern called cathedral stars. I loved piecing this quilt and it was my first quilt set on point. I kept telling myself that I was going to keep this one for myself but I am giving it to my parents for Christmas because I know they’ll love it!

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 90"

Chocolate Raspberry Torte Chocolate Raspberry Torte
By: Susan Cook, Pennsylvania, USA

This miniature was a personal challenge. There are 906 pieces in this quilt and the smallest pieces measure only 3/8″ x 1/8″. The pattern, when it is published, will include several different size foundations to make the quilt in miniature and also bed size quilts.

Quilt size: width: 18.5" height: 23.25"

Christmas Santa Stars Christmas Santa Stars
By: Sarka, Australia

I have made these as gifts for some dear friends as well as my daughter’s teacher. It was just an experiment at first but loved the results. I ended up making three for gifts and might still make more.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"

Christmas Stars Christmas Stars
By: Janet Gordon, Nova Scotia, Canada

This is my original design. I tend not to use novelty fabrics, letting the colour carry the message. I think this makes a quilt more versatile. This quilt would look appropriate as a fall tablecloth at a harvest buffet, and will look great as a tree skirt under my feather tree too.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 56"

Chubby Stars in Fall Chubby Stars in Fall
By: Melissa, Indiana, USA

This quilt was for my second Quilt-A-Long. It was designed by Tracey at Traceyjay Quilts. I love the Chain mixed in with the stars. The chain pieces are 1″ finished squares. This was also the first quilt that I attempted some “custom” quilting. There are pebbles, leaves, and shadow quilting.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Colcha de verano Colcha de verano
By: Mavi, Spain

Colcha de verano. Hecha a mano, acolchada a mano. No tiene boata. Tamaño de cama, medidas 1:10 de ancho por 2 de largo

Quilt size: width: 74" height: 102"

Cooper's Stars Cooper’s Stars
By: Mary Van Dijk, Ontario, Canada

This is my 1st grandson’s “big boy” quilt. He really loves space so the handquilting in the centre squares is stars and planets.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 90"

County Stars County Stars
By: Nana Bonnie, Florida, USA

County Life Star Quilt has hand crossed stitched designs worked into the pattern. This quilt was sent to a nursing home for one of the senior residents. I send 15 to 20 quilts yearly and try to make each one a little different.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

Fractured Christmas Star Fractured Christmas Star
By: Quiltjane, Australia

I wanted a Christmas wall hanging and my love of eight pointed stars led me to design a fully appliqued quilt.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Fresh Stars Fresh Stars
By: Patty D. from NC, North Carolina, USA

While not my first quilt by a long shot, this was my first Schnibbles quilt (and I am now addicted). It was also my first attempt at free motion. I really enjoy it. I used Fresh Cottons fabric.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Frosted Memories Frosted Memories
By: Kathy Gunderson, Virginia, USA

I made this quilt last year using a lot of light beige and off white fabrics. There are several fussy-cut winter scenes inserted in the quilt. It is a very striking looking quilt and it’s great to use during the cold wintry months we have at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 76"

Galaxy Galaxy
By: Kathy Beeson, Arizona, USA

I made these 3 quilts to put into the divider frame for my house. It won the judges choice award at the county fair.

Quilt size: width: 50″" height: 72"

Heart for stars Heart for stars
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

I bought new curtains for my sitting room, and did not find a matching table runner. Then I had to make it myself. Can be used for Christmas as well as the rest of the year.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 33"

Milky Way Milky Way
By: Jillquilts, Ohio, USA

Two different size stars set in a background of white tonal butterflies on white.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 96"

My Vintage Moments My Vintage Moments
By: Karen Dixon, Georgia, USA

I fell in love with Marcia McCloskey’s beautiful pattern. I searched through my collection of 30’s fabrics and didn’t have to buy an inch extra.

The quilt was a challenge but I think well worth the trouble. Enjoy, and thank you for your vote.

Quilt size: width: 110" height: 110"

Northstar Northstar
By: Wendy L Starn, Louisiana, USA

cottons, lame, satin, poly/cotton; pieced.
garment pattern: Kyoto Jacket by June Colburn.
Finalist, Kimono Challenge, 2001, displayed at International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2001

Quilt size: width: 55″" height: 29 3/4″"

Oh, My Stars! Oh, My Stars!
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

Construction of this quilt was a challenge! Not only in the patterns chosen, but literally, as a guild challenge. We were given 3 fabrics (one was UGLY!) We could add two more. In order to get the look I wanted there became the front side of fabric- and the ‘other’ side! My all time favorite quilt.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

Radiant Star Quilt Radiant Star Quilt
By: Radiant Star Quilt, Ohio, USA

I took a class at the Country Hutch in Geneva, OH about 20 years ago to learn how to make this quilt. I selected 6 fabrics and then enjoyed seeing how they worked together. The paisley border ties all the colors together. The setting squares are actually a white on white paisley.

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 61"

Stained Glass Star Quilt Stained Glass Star Quilt
By: Cindy White, Nova Scotia, Canada

This is my absolute favorite quilt. I made it at a quilting class a few years ago. It gave me a lot of confidence in my quilting abilities once I finished it.

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 61"

Star Sampler Star Sampler
By: Chris Leclerc, Alberta, Canada

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 80"

Starred & Feathered Starred & Feathered
By: Pamela, California, USA

This was made for my middle daughter, Megan. She picked out the fabric, Twiggy by Sanah for Moda, and I created the design. She wanted something with green but not too flowery. This is my first Feathered Star and my first time adding the inner borders. I had it professionally long arm quilted.

Quilt size: width: 83" height: 83"

Starry Night Starry Night
By: PamelaQuilts, Oregon, USA

I made this quilt as an entry to a quilt show, and it won a blue ribbon in the miniature category! This was made from a Judy Martin pattern in Miniature Quilts Magazine. I love stars, so really enjoyed making this small quilt. The large stars are 2 inches across and the small ones are 1.5 inches.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"

Starry Sensations Starry Sensations
By: Christine M, Australia

This was the 2009 International Friendship Quilters (IFQ) block of the month. Unfortunately the colours haven’t shown up very well. The navy is quite dark and the other colours are very vibrant. It is for my second son.

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 80"

Stars & Pinwheels Stars & Pinwheels
By: crickets, New York, USA

Friendship stars and a couple of pinwheels make up this meaningful quilt. This was perhaps the first time I designed the block layout of a quilt all on my own. Then bravely I machine quilted it! The crispness of the blues and whites, and the simplicity of the block patterns just draw me in.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 30"

Stars in an American Garden Stars in an American Garden
By: Mary Lou Casada, Kentucky, USA

I hand quilted this one while my husband was deployed to Bosnia. The patriotic fabrics made me feel closer to my soldier :-D and the quilting filled many a night while missing him! The “garden” part of the quilt’s name comes from floral wreaths quilted in the alternate squares.

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 101"

Stars of Australia Stars of Australia
By: Angie Yarmuch, Alberta, Canada

This was a mystery quilt pattern I found on-line from Gumnut Gear quilt shop in NSW, Australia. It was designed by the shop owner to have a scrappy look. All the fabric for the top and quilt back came from my stash. Before cutting, I did a tea-dye on the muslin background fabric.

Quilt size: width: 65.5" height: 65.5"

Stars Quilt Stars Quilt
By: Urszula Platek, Poland

This quilt was made for my brother for his Weeding Day. I had been sewing it for 3 months. It was my first quilt in this size, it is so big! But my brother and his wife are very happy and I’m happy that I gave them something special.

Quilt size: width: 70,86" height: 86,61"

String of lights String of lights
By: Anne Dawson, Australia

This quilt is from Time Out Quilts by Terry Atkinson. I love blue and purple so it is the perfect quilt for out bedroom wall.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

The Captain's Star The Captain’s Star
By: Mardene Abarbanell, Colorado, USA

This was made for my grandson William to compliment his new bedroom decor.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

The Fabric of My Life The Fabric of My Life
By: Mary L, Kansas, USA

This string star quilt contains vintage fabric from clothes worn in my youth (1950-60’s) as well as scraps from every family quilt made from when I started in 2002 until this was made in 2007. It is one of my favorites.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 71"

The Stars Sing The Stars Sing
By: Shout4Joy, Pennsylvania, USA

Based on Jewel of the Prairie by Judy Martin…I adapted the pattern and used some of my favorite colors. I didn’t even think about the colors being patriotic until the quilt was finished!

This is the largest quilt I have ever completed.

Quilt size: width: 94" height: 94"

The way home The way home
By: annie sisk, Missouri, USA

This is a quilt hug. My SIL’s mother passed away suddenly and he was very upset about it. I made this quilt for him, the back has amazing grace and the lords prayer. It is to help him remember that he is loved by still. the blocks are from Jinney Beyer and called seaside star and sea of crisis.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 60"

Winterzeit Winterzeit
By: Michaele Pavelka, Austria

I made this quilt some time ago for cold winter evenings to snuggle around the fireplace and relaxing or reading a good book or hearing nice music. I love it!

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 70"

Woven Star Table Runner Woven Star Table Runner
By: Quiltma, Illinois, USA

Each strip was sewn into tubes and then woven into design. In order to get the design the strips had to be woven a certain way.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 40"

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This post was published on December 3rd, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

11 Responses to “Star Quilts”

  1. Toni says:

    Beautiful

  2. Terry says:

    What a wonderful collection of starry quilts!

  3. I got a message:
    You Had Already Voted For This Poll. Poll ID #62
    although I had not already voted.

  4. Kelly W says:

    Lovely quilts…this was really hard to pick just one to vote for!

  5. Donna Kirby says:

    There are many beautiful quilts here. I voted for my choice because it is a memory quilt to someone who lost a loved one and made by someone who loves that person.

  6. Mary Nitzsche says:

    All of these quilts were so lovely. It was hard to choose only one!!!

  7. janet gordon says:

    I was selfish and voted for my own when there were so many other deserving quiklts! I feel like the Grinch who stole Christmas! Good luck all.

  8. fran trakas says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!!

  9. Mishka says:

    Wendy:
    When you see that message, it just means you double clicked on the vote button, instead of just clicking once. I’ve done it myself too. Your first vote was registered correctly.
    Michele

  10. Sandi says:

    This was the hardest one yet……..so many lovely star quilts that I really wanted to pick several favorites! It was hard to choose just one to vote for but I did!

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