Spinning Stars Quilt






This quilt spent a few months bunched up beside my chair as I slowly whittled away at the hand quilting.  It was one of those that just needed to be quilted by hand...

This Spinning Star Quilt Pattern has been on my 'to make' list for a long time.  One evening I just dug in and started it!  It's made mostly from  various Anna Maria Horner fabrics, which automatically gives it that rich glowing feel.

You can get this pattern for free on Anna Maria Horner's website.  I highly recommend it, as it is very easy to sew together.  I had absolutely no trouble matching up corners, and there is nothing fiddly about the piecing at all!  I'd say the hardest part of the pattern is having to cut everything out with templates.  For the amazing impact this pattern has, I'd say it is so worth it!

The back is a voile, and I hand quilted it with bright pink perle cotton.   I made the throw size which finishes around 54"x54".

Personal Update:  We had our baby, a little boy, last week!  Everybody's doing great, and I've already decided to move my sewing machine up to the dining room table for a few weeks so I can fit in a bit of sewing here and there!  I have lots of time to think while I'm feeding the little guy, and the quilt ideas are literally bursting out of me!

62 comments:

  1. This quilt is lovely and congrats! :)

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  2. Congratulations on the baby boy!!!

    And this quilt is gorgeous. Telling us it isn't that hard to make it might be what I needed to actually make it so thank you !

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  3. Congratulations! Enjoy the previous days ahead. Hand quilting makes such a difference- this is really lovely. Great colours.

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  4. Congratulations on you baby boy Jolene!!! How absolutely wonderful.

    and your quilt is so very gorgeous. Just beautiful.

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  5. So stunning, as usual. This is the most beautiful version of this quilt I have seen. Congratulations on your new baby!!

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  6. Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! And... this quilt is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing it.

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  7. Congratulations on your new arrival! I hope he enjoys snuggles with your beautiful quilt (if you can bring yourself to share it)!

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  8. Congratulations! Isn't it amazing the ideas that flow when you are sitting still for more than 1min 44secs? Ha! Enjoy the time with your babe.

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  9. Congratulations on TWO fabulous finishes!!

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  10. Congratulations on your new little one. Hope you get to spend lots of time snuggling under that beautiful quilt with him.

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  11. Not sure if my comment went thru-so will try again-congrats on your new baby boy and beautiful job on the quilt. I always love everything you make-which then makes my to-make list way too long!!!

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  12. Many congratulations. Enjoy your new little one :-)

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  13. Congratulations on your sweet baby!

    Lovely quilt too!

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  14. Congratulations on your new child, how wonderful!

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  15. Congratulations!!! I have a baby boy myself (okay 11.5 months old) and they are just precious! Your quilt is just fabulous too!

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  16. wonderful, and wonderful!! Congratulations to you!!

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  17. Congratulations to you and your family! So thankful to hear of his safe arrival.

    As much as I like all your quilts I have to say I LOVE this one! I may have to track down the pattern!

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  18. Hurray for a safe delivery! Blessings on you and the wee one

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  19. Congratulations on your new addition. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  20. This quilt is beeaauutifuull! I love that you hand quilted it. And congratulations!

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  21. Congrats!! The hand quilting bring such nice texture and attention the the quilt! I love how you used the pink thread instead of white! It got me to think of it! Do you like the cotton thread you used?

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  22. congratulations on the baby!
    the quilt is stunning, just like all quilts you make. you have such a fantastic taste in fabric combinations.

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  23. Beautiful quilt and wonderful news on your new arrival!! Congratulations and God bless you and yours!

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  24. I love all the saturated color in this quilt. Quite warm! And congrats on your little one :)

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  25. Congratulations on your baby boy Jolene! How exciting! I love your Spinning Stars quilt! I have one hidden away somewhere, it's waiting to turn from a quilt top to an actual quilt!

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  26. Gorgeous, full of life, fun and cozy-looking - all the things I love in a quilt, hope this one is a keeper!

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  27. I have only just recently found your site...so wonderful and inspirational! Loving this quilt and out it in my to do list. Congratulations with the birth of your son. God Bless you and your new family.

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  28. Congrats for your baby boy! Your quilt is gorgeous.
    Myrto

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  29. So pleased to hear both you and baby are doing well. Good idea to move your sewing machine to facilitate any chance you have to sew.
    I love this quilt! You have wonderful knack for choosing fabrics to use with a particular design. Your hand quilting and a voile back are the perfect finish. Beautifully photographed too (as usual).

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  30. Lovely quilt and congratulations on the baby boy!

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  31. Beautiful quilt! And congratulations!

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  32. Congratulations on the birth of your son! And Jolene, I am always inspired by your beautiful work. You have a way with color and fabrics. This quilt is no exception!

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  33. Congratulations on the birth of your son!!! Enjoy this wonderful time with your wee ones! xoxo

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  34. Congratulations on your bundle of blue! This is a gorgeous quilt with incredibly rich colours. Beautiful :)

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  35. Congrats on the little one. Enjoy!!!

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  36. Congratulations on the birth of your little man. Love your beautiful quilt. It looks great hand quilted too. A good way to have forced you to slow down a little, I think.

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  37. It's absolutely beautiful! I made the pattern too and had my friend cut me some acrylic templates to make it easier. Congratulations on the birth of your son! Enjoy all that snuggling :)

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  38. First, congratulations on your baby!! Your spinning star quilt is so beautiful. I love your choice of fabrics and this just got added to my must-make list. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  39. Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! Wonderful news. And your quilt is gorgeous - the fabrics are so warm and rich and yes, it did deserve your beautiful hand quilting.

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  40. Congrats! My daughter is now 4 weeks old and I've discovered that I can sew (or at least do simple piecing) with her laying on a boppy pillow on my lap and a stool to prop my feet on. I can even breastfeed if the sewing is very very basic straight lines that only take one hand to guide. Which is good cause is go crazy without some sewing. =D congrats again!

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  41. Congrats! So happy for you!! I absolutely love the glow of this quilt! You never cease to inspire me:-)

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  42. Congrats on your baby boy!!! Your quilt is beautiful! Actually, all your quilts are gorgeous. Keep quilting!

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  43. It's beautiful! And I bet your new baby boy is too. Congratulations! :)

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  44. Congratulations on the birth of your son and this beautiful quilt, I have just found your blog and am in awe of your lovely quilts I especially like the squishy one you made your daughter quilty hugs xx

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  45. Congrats! Little boys are the best (though I have 3 of them so I'm biased).

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  46. Lovely, may your family be blessed with this new life..... So glad you have quilt ideas bursting from your head, look forward to seeing some of them......

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  47. Congratulations! So very happy for you!

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  48. Congratulations on your baby boy! Lovely quilt also!

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  49. Awesome quilt! Love that you hand quilted it and Congrats! on your new little baby boy!

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  50. Congratulations! And the quilt is gorgeous. The AMH fabrics truly do lend a glowing quality to the quilt, and I always love a quilt backed in voile :)

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  51. Beautiful quilt!! It's stunning. And congrats on the new baby.

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  52. Congratulations! Such happy news, I hope you are all doing well! And as usual, gorgeous quilt and photos!

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  53. Congratulations on your new little boy!

    Your quilt is absolutely perfect in every way. Love the photos, too! As always!

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  54. There is nothing better than a baby! Congratulations, and best wishes! And...I love your quilt!

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  55. Belated congratulations to you, Jolene! Hoping your first weeks are not entirely a blur =) The quilt is glowingly gorgeous. What a great choice to hand quilt it with all that fab directionality.

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  56. Love the quilt, and congrats on the new baby. Hoping you are getting some rest.

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  57. Congratulations on your baby! I love your quilts and the way you put colors together. I'm wondering...what batting do you use when you tie your quilts? Thanks and best wishes!

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  58. Congratulations on your baby!!!! So enjoy your quilts! You are an inspiration to me!

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  59. So happy to hear about the baby! And you are right--the quilt DOES glow!

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  60. Congratulations on your baby!!!) It's realy good news! I love this quilt, beautiful colors!

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