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Monday, May 21, 2012

Star Crazy–Finished

 

Star Crazy is done Smile 

As I posted a few days ago, I said I would share when I got done with the binding – I have finished it today!

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Forgive all the wrinkles – I had just taken it out of the dryer and got busy taking photos.  I probably did over kill on the quilting in the pieced area, once I got started I had to continue – part way through I had wished I hadn’t decided to do that.  I have lost track of how many queen size quilts I have hand quilted now – this bed sure has seen a change of quilts over the years!

Is fabric shrinking more than it used to?  I love the antique crinkly look so I always wash and dry my quilts – always unless it is a wall hanging that I might want a flat look to.  It doesn’t seem like it used to shrink quite so much though – the top before quilting was 100 x 100 inches – now 95 x 95 inches.  I’m glad I made it as large as I did.

16 comments:

  1. Karen, this is lovely--definitely not overdone. It is so clean and fresh looking. Julierose

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  2. Beautifully done Karen. Is that one of The Quilt Show BOMs? It may be the batt that shrank up on you.

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  3. Yes it is from the Quilt Show
    The batting always shrinks - I expect that as I use 100% cotton - Quilters Dream - it just seems in recent years the finished quilts shrink more than they used to - I wouldn't expect that the batting is made that much different than it used to be - that is why I was thinking fabric was shrinking more.

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  4. Lovely .... I so enjoyed seeing your progress with this quilt.

    Since you put in a lot of hand quilting, that would cause your quilt to shrink a bit along with washing and drying your quilt in a dryer

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  5. Beautiful! I love all the hand quilting--I don't think it's over done at all.

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  6. This quilt is so beautiful....and your quilting is perfect for it! Wonderful! And yes, fabric is shrinking a lot these days. I just prewashed and dried a layer cake of some very dark colors to catch the bleeding, and those 10" squares now measure 9" x 9.25"! That's a lot to me! Plus, my 2 color catchers turned out medium grey! I'm so glad I washed it before using it!

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    1. that is a lot of shrinkage! I'm glad I like the antique look that the shrinkage gives, but I'm also glad that I made the top big to begin with.

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  7. the hand quilting is beautiful! love it!

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  8. I love the quilt! Your washing processing is great to create that antique feeling. Love it!

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  9. It turned out beautifully! I love the crinkles, and you did a fantastic job. Queen size quilts always seem to take so long. Glad you stuck with it!

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  10. Der Quilt ist so schön!!!!
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  11. thanks everyone - now on to finishing another top - a quilters work is never done :)

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  12. I love your quilt. It's beautiful.

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  13. its is beautiful!...
    Glad that the shrinkage didn't make the quilt too small for the bed but I just love the crinkles...it was worth it!

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  14. I love the quilting and I know it seems to take forever while in the process, but it is so worth it when it is done. Karen you did a wonderful job and I love the colors.

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  15. thanks Carla - yes Tim I'm glad it was still big enough for the bed - the last quilt Going In Circles I had made smaller and then the shrinkage has made it just about too small for a queen but I use it sometimes anyway.

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