Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop


Thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for organizing this amazing blog hop!
There are 44 blog hoppers participating in this 5 days event.


Welcome to my stop in the first day of this blog hop.

My first entry is one of my favorites, the Double Stars skinny designed by Barbara Brackman. This design is from the book All in a Row by Moda All-Stars (the first edition). It is 48" long and difficult to photograph, so my birch tree is the perfect quilt stand.


 I machine pieced this quilt and hand quilted each little block through several quilt guild meetings and during other spare moments. Very relaxing hand work!



The long and skinny quilt hanging in my wintery apple tree.

The snow is long gone now, as I prepared this blog post some weeks ago before leaving for a trip.



The second entry is my newest table runner. This design is originally by Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen, but the Norwegian designer AnnAKa made her own version. This is appropriate for winter and the time before Christmas.


I quilted the table runner with an all-over geometric design, with thread matching the background. The stars were also outlined with with white thread.


The quilting shows off well on the back of the runner.


Visit the other bloggers today to see their starry creations!

May 21






The schedule for the rest of the blog hop:

May 22

May 23

May 24

May 25

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful star quilts! I love the quilting on both of them. Great photos in your " quilt trees" ... :-) Pat

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  2. I like the second one the best! Great colors.

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  3. Gorgeous stars! I love your fabric choices for the second block.

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  4. Beautiful runners and I greatly enjoyed your creative display of your longest one.

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  5. Both of these table runners are beautiful!! I love them. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  6. These are both beautiful runners. I really love the purple one. It is such a great design and the colours you chose are lovely.

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  7. Your table runners are both stunning!

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  8. Very nice. Like the tree display too.

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  9. Gorgeous table runners. Love the colors in both of them. Your quilting is fabulous too.

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  10. Great long table runner, wonderful use of your tree. Love the stars on the second piece as well. Your quilting really sets them aglow.

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  11. I love how you photographed your beautiful skinny quilt wrapped around a tree...so beautiful! The purple runner put stars in my eyes with how gorgeous it is. You made two amazing projects and I loved them both! Thank you for joining in the hop and for being a shining star in my world today!

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  12. These 2 quilts are lovely! Such very nice quilting!

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  13. Love your runners, especially the elongated stars.

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  14. Both are gorgeous. I love the quilting on the newest runner.

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  15. Nice to see hand quilting as it gives a down home look to your table runner.

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  16. Both of your pieces are wonderful, though I am drawn to the second one - modern design and your colors - wonderful.

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  17. Very pretty! Love how you photographed it around a tree.
    So original.

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  18. Beautiful table runners. I am impressed that you finished them early and wrote your post early. I should learn that lesson from you.

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  19. Now those are 2 all start runners! I can't even begin to tell you which I like best. I do love your tree though. What a perfect photo shoot!

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  20. What fun projects! I used the double star block too for my project- shh!

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  21. Hi Anita,
    Wonderful projects you shared with us today! And I especially love the setting you chose for your table runner in the birch tree - very clever. I often struggle with how to photograph those long, skinny items. It looks so cute wrapped around the tree trunk. I'll have to borrow that idea sometime! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  22. Mauve,purple,and a dark edge, this is so beautiful, and the star, a winner in silver.

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  23. Both of you runners are beautiful ... the second is striking! Wonderful share and thank you :)

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  24. WOW! That runner wrapped around the tree is amazing!!! Great snapshot idea a wonderful quilting.

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  25. Beautiful runners. I love star blocks so am happy to see so many great projects. I especially like your purple runner.

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  26. Beautiful projects... love the hand quilting you did!

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  27. I decided to do something today which will require 4 table runners, so this is a great and timely idea. Thanks for both of them!

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  28. Love the Runner in the Apple Tree!! Beautiful, and hand quilting is Super! Thank you for sharing :)

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  29. I adore each of the table runners. I'm glad that I don't have to pick a favorite. I adore each and like the patterns. I just absolutely love stars. Thanks for participating and all the inspiration.

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  30. Wow, love them both and love the way you took the picture in a tree!! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  31. Anita, nice to have 2 projects! I really love the purple one; always a favorite colorway. The quilting pattern is great on it. Both are wonderful quilts.

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  32. Both are so lovely, Anita! Wrapping your long runner around the tree is so visual and cool! I also love the purple star runner with the great quilting...so modern!

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  33. Both projects are lovely though I'm partial to the purple runner. Those stars are wonderful.

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  34. Lovely star projects! Great quilting on your second table runner!
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  35. A lovely pattern, love the block, and the fabrics you chose.

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  36. So pretty! I really love the smaller runner- purple is my favorite, and I love your quilting.

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  37. Great projects! I love how you wrapped the skinny about the tree for the picture. Great picture!

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  38. love your projects, what great stars!

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  39. Both projects are lovely - well done!

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  40. I love your table runners.

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