Well I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about which quilt I wanted to enter in this edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and I finally decided on this one which I call Millennium Stars. (This picture looks way better if you click on it and make it larger - I really think you'll be surprised what a difference it makes.)
This is a very generous queen size quilt and it was impossible to get a good picture of in indoors so I hauled it out of my son's house when he wasn't there (he really shouldn't have given me keys -LOL) and "posed" it on his front lawn. Now it isn't a whole lot brighter on the lawn since his little house is completely dwarfed by a gigantic oak tree, but by standing on his front porch wall and hanging onto the brick corner post I was able to get it all in the picture. When my son saw these photos he asked how I got them and ummmm, I told him. He shook his head and mumbled "crazy lady".... he knows me too well.
Here's another "pose" that has my youngest son hiding behind the quilt. I'm afraid that he too was mumbling "crazy lady" as he stood there.
Anyway, every single star in this quilt is a different print that has some sort of metallic on it -silver, gold or copper - there are 111 stars. I played with the colors so that they flow outward from a light center to the darker edges. The sawtooth border is made from the same fabrics as in the blocks.
This quilt was a long long time in the making. I started it over 10 years ago and it languished half quilted for about a decade. When my oldest son bought his house he wanted a quilt for his bedroom. One afternoon I was cleaning out a corner of my sewing room and found this quilt stuffed in a laundry basket. I had totally forgotten it existed. I loved the top but hated the quilting I had put in it. My son saw it and asked if I had any plans for this quilt as he really liked it. Whoa... that was a surprise. So for a couple of days I debated whether to continue with the machine quilting I had done (just boring in the ditch) or should I take out all my quilting and send it off to my long arm gal, Cass. Well you can see from the following close ups I unsewed it and send it off and she did a wonderful job. I had no idea what color to do the quilting in and Cass choose a soft gray which really complements all the different fabrics.
Here are some of the light gold blocks from the center of the quilt -
and some of the rosy purples...
and some of the deep blues...
and the block that gives this quilt it's name...
This is fabric from the Millennium year 2000 - I'm glad I finally got this finished. It certainly made a lovely quilt in my opinion. My son says it looks like the quilt was custom made for his bedroom which is a deep blue. Since I started this quilt over a decade ago, this would make me quite prescient. Too bad I didn't have the vision to buy Apple stock too - LOL!
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my entry in the Bed Quilt category. I hope that all of you enjoy the Bloggers' Quilt Festival as much as I do. So many talented quilters who generously share their creativity.