Friday, October 11, 2013

Good Morning Starshine

The Acacia quilt top is finished! This top took me longer than I expected, but it's done!

I'm calling this one Good Morning Starshine, which is a song from one of my fave movies ever, Hair. No, not Hairspray. Hair - with Treat Williams and all the hippies and whatnot. It's awesome. I actually wrote a thesis about it the last time I was in grad school...

(please ignore all the tiny bugs that jump on my quilts the second they hit the ground!)

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I originally did the star part and one full echo, but then I decided it was too small, so I added on the "shadow" echoes to make it a little bigger, and then extended parts of the second echo to make it look like it was coming out of the quilt.

This picture I took while I was basting it shows the contrast of the grays a little better than the outside pictures:

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So this is all basted and ready to go, but Bridget is actually not feeling well, so I'm going to have to take her to the doctor this afternoon. Over a weekend, of course :-/

Stats:
Good Morning Starshine
60x68
Acacia by Tula Pink
Light gray: Kona Silver
Darker gray: Moda Zen Gray


UPDATE: This one is quilted and bound! Check it out here!

22 comments:

  1. This quilt is so gorgeous Megan! I love the two contrasting grays, and the way the star is asymmetrical. so pretty!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  2. Super cool! I love how the design fades to gray. Awesome idea. I've thought about doing really low contrast on a whole quilt and then using high contrast hand quilting to make the design come out.

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  3. Beautiful.. love everything about it!

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  4. Star shine indeed!!! Stunning :)

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  5. Magnificent! I love the shadow effect of the grays!

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  6. That is just beautiful! I love the shape of the stars and the use of the white/grey. So clever. I am currently hoarding Tula Pink fabric but projects like yours makes me (almost) want to take out the rotary cutter!

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  7. Really lovely. I love the shadow you have added. Really nice touch.

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  8. I love how the corner disappears. LOVE HOW THE CORNER DISAPPEARS. That's an element I'm obsessed with right now, and you have really worked it in this quilt. Great job using that Acacia right away. I'm so in love with the fact that you cut right into "special" fabric and didn't have to let it sit first.

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    1. Thanks Laura! I actually bought the charm packs with this in mind, so I was eager to chop into them! I've currently got a fat quarter set of Sunnyside that I haven't even let myself untie!

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  9. Beautiful design. Love the offset star and the shadows. Excellent, brilliant, genius!

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  10. I love this - what a great idea and love the colors.

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  11. Love this pattern! I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  12. Love the design and fabric colors!!

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  13. Oh, i love this so much!! It looks amazing!

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  14. That is gorgeous! Gorgeous! And what a fun name- tho now the song is stuck in my head.

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  15. Love love love it! And the name as well- tho now the song is stuck in my head...

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  16. LOVE it- and the name as well, tho now the song is stuck in my head...

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  17. Just LOVE it!. Do you have a pattern as I would love to make one

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  18. Just LOVE it! Do you have a pattern as would love to make one... or how big were your HST's

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