Monday, 26 January 2015

Night Sky Finish

While most of this month I have been working away on projects I can't share just yet, I am happy to say the Night Sky Quilt is finally finished. I didn't get it completed in time for December 25th but did manage to finish it yesterday for January 25th! The pattern is Camille Roskelly's and can be found on her Thimble blossoms shop here.


When Jana asked me if I wanted to take part in a Quilt-A-Long to make this I instantly said yes.  I love Camille Roskelly (have 2 of her books!) and wanted to make a Christmas quilt.  This seemed perfect for it.

The pattern is made up of 8" and 16" sawtooth stars and as I was making mine from scraps, (Joy by Kate Spain, a little bit of Riley Blake, some new Folk Art Holiday and leftover solids Kona Navy, Snow and Ash), I was happy enough to make a smaller size.

Much and all as I love the look of this quilt, the repetitive nature of so many 8" blocks makes me happy I made a child quilt or throw sized quilt.  Leaving out the last column and the two bottom rows gives a 48" x 56" quilt and was perfect for the scraps I had on hand.


This is destined as a late baby present - sorry Charly you can't keep this one (even though I quite like it in the study too!)

There will be a final link up on Jana Machado's blog for the Quilt-A-Long finish over the next few weeks and linking up to the Friday Finshes this week at Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF and Can I get a Whoop Whoop!
And finally, this is one of my goals for A Lovely Year of Finishes and Finish-A-Long 2015 so quite a bit of motivation to get his one done!  So happy to have this first finish for 2015 done and dusted, a happy way to start the year.

My Button2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


22 comments:

  1. It came out gorgeous! For a smaller size is still came out pretty big too!

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  2. I don't normally like Christmas quilts but I like this one- it's very fresh looking

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  3. Congratulations on an awesome finish, Ruth! It is beautiful!! I love that the quilt uses different sized squares. A look I've been very drawn to but have not made anything. . . yet ;) Yours is wonderful. . . I think you might have to make another for Charly. . .

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  4. What a wonderful finish. The quilt is so lovely and I really enjoy some of the fabric surprises in it!

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  5. Congratulations on your first 2015 finish! I think it is fantastic, and some little one is going to get a lot of use and love out of this quilt. Charly looks like he is going to be really disappointed to let this one go!

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  6. Charly is the perfect model! The quilt is beautiful too and I can't believe you managed to use just "scraps". Congratulations, brilliant start to the year!

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  7. What a beautiful finish, and your photos are amazing. It must be fun playing with your scraps.

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  8. Its beautiful!! I really like the Christmas prints too :)

    I was considering participating in the quiltalong too because I love the pattern but I just couldn't squeeze it again. The quilt is definitely on my "to make" list though!!

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  9. Very pretty! I would have a hard time letting this one go. Congratulations on such a beautiful first finish of the year.

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  10. It's so pretty, bright and happy looking! Ready for next christmas🎄 yay!

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    1. Hi Ruth! It is stunning! I love the colors and the brightness! You did a really great job by choosing the right fabrics to make it a very happy quilt! Of course it will be an awesome gift. Thank you for participating. I'm a way late to up my post but I'll! Thank you, thank you!

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  12. This came out great! Love that pattern and that it's Christmas theme. Only one month past deadline, that's pretty good :)

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  13. Yay for your first finish! Love your use of colour in this one. I know what you mean by being glad you made a baby size quilt ... I struggle with repetitive block quilts as I get bored :)

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  14. Great finish. Great colours.

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  15. It is absolutely beautiful Ruth, congratulations on such a great finish.

    Would love you to link it up to the Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party!

    http://celticthistlestitches.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/ho-ho-ho-and-on-we-sew-link-party.html

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  16. Your Night Sky is wonderful! I love the fabric combos you used Ruth! I really like the addition of the dark (navy or black?) and the way the binding pulls them out visually.

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  17. So beautiful!! I love stars, and the colours in these ones are so fabulous. Congratulations on a great finish, and thanks for linking to TGIFF!

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  18. Popping over from the Ho Ho Ho linky party - your quilt is gorgeous, but Charly is going to be very disappointed when it goes to the baby, lol!

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