Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Millennium Stars

Sheesh - I know I'm always saying how time flies but even I'm surprised that it has been a week since I posted anything. I've been busy but I haven't really done anything that was blog worthy. I made some big blue boring pillow covers for my son's house, and I hemmed some beige boring cargo pants for my younger son, and hemmed some brown boring suit pants for my older sone, and I painted a boring white mailbox. Yawn......

However I do have something to share that does seem blog worthy - my completed Millennium Stars quilt!


Here it is on my son's bed in his new house. It looks great with the deep blue walls and the black furniture. The quilt is a generous queen size. I'm really pleased with the way the colors gradate across the quilt and how the white background seems to light up this room.


Here's a close up of the stars and the quilting. Every star in this quilt is a different fabric and every one of them has some sort of metallic decoration. I collected Hoffman Fabrics for quite a while to get this stash.


I took this quilt to show n' tell at my guild meeting on Monday and realized that I had to have started this quilt at least 10 to 12 years ago as there is a block that says "2000 Millennium". My son loves the quilt and says it looks like I made it just for this room... which would make me quite prescient a decade ago. Too bad I didn't have the vision to buy Apple stock too - LOL!

Well I hope to get some fun crafty stuff accomplished some time soon. My design wall hasn't changed in a week, I'm almost done with a sock and I want to finish up the Sara's Garden cross stitch sampler I'm working on. Here's hoping you are having a productive week!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

16 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Lucky son. Really looks great in the room.

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  2. It looks fantastic on his bed. What a lucky man to have his mama's quilt to come home to at the end of a long day.

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  3. The Quilt is so beautiful.

    Best wishes Manuela

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  4. Applause! I love it! What a perfectly wonderful quilt to come home to! I bet he'll make his bed every day now! Maybe he already did, but this is an extra incentive! See, you were a visionary even back then! Don't know if I should admit this or not, but when I read "Apple" stock, I thought, what happened to make apples so profitable? You'll have to excuse me - I have been peeling apples for the past 3. I am making apple sauce and drying apple so I have apples on the brain.

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  5. What a pretty quilt and such an exciting finish! I'm so glad your son likes it!

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  6. Your quit turned out great! And, you're right, it does indeed brighten the room.

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  7. Oh my!!! I love it!! Can't go wrong with a star quilt! Just gorgeous!!

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  8. It's a wonderful quilt and your son feeling the way he does about it must make you doubly happy to have it finished and being used!

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  9. That is an amazing quilt. Your son is very lucky to have it!

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  10. It's beautiful, and your quilting is just perfect for the quilt.

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  11. fabulous! one of my favorite patterns. the quilting is great.

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  12. Beautiful ~ looks great on your son's bed!

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