07 April, 2013

Twinkle, Twinkle!

At long last "Twinkle, Twinkle" is being bound, labeled, and added to the DONE list! This quilt is a perfect illustration for the phrase: "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Before these scrappy stars were constructed they were merely small, seemingly worthless, fabric strips discarded into a scrap bin. One by one they were selected, stitched to a foundation for stability and trimmed into shape; slowly they took form and began to shine. Each star, in its own time, became a twinkling addition to this constellation of twelve; a quilt top was born from found fabrics, otherwise insignificant leftovers from previous projects. The only piece purchased for this was the backing fabric. Sundance performed beautifully during the quilting process; the quilt itself dictated where to place the stitches... it was the perfect collaboration!
"Twinkle, twinkle string-strip star,
a long time becoming what you are.
From scraps too small and pieces old,
a fabric history to behold."

This one is 100% Hannes approved!
Life is Good!

18 comments:

Helen said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pen Pen said...

It's just beautiful... I'm amazed how various scraps can become so beautiful. Hannes is looking pretty good on that red background,too!

Jolene said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I was inspired to make a scrappy star quilt after I saw yours. Mine is still in the top stage. I used a green polka dot for the sashing which I have decided is too busy. I'm trying to convince myself that I like it anyway. Seeing yours makes me think I should finish mine too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne Heidi said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the quilting you did on it as well.

Shakerwood said...

Perfect example, indeed! Makes me want to throw all my small scraps onto the middle of the floor and dive in!

cityquilter grace said...

absolutely love a good scrappy! congrats on a finish

regan said...

This quilt is fantastic! I love that it's all the scraps.....and your poem is so great! Awesome!

Carol said...

It is just beautiful! I can certainly see why Hannes would approve it 100%.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful twinkles ! Love your poem. Hannes approved indeed :)

Paula, the quilter said...

Sweet!

Janet O. said...

I had to enlarge each photo to get a good look at the quilting. You and Sundance did yourselves proud! I wish my quilts would dictate to me where to put the stitches!
Hannes appears to have taken possession. (Who wouldn't want to?)

jude's page said...

I love it, makes me want to start another project, and your quilting looks fantastic on it too.

LizA. said...

I've admired this quilt ever since you put it on your blog header. I even pulled out some strings one day and started a couple string diamonds.....now what box did they get put into?

Quiltdivajulie said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful! I especially love all the red and the backing. Red is becoming one of my favorite quilt colors.

Carrie P. said...

WOW! it is fabulous!

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Tanya said...

I love your Twinkle, Twinkle quilt! It really is flickering light and color!