Friday, July 10, 2015

Finished: Technicolor Star

Woot! A quilt finish in less than a year.  Since my previous quilt finishes have taken approx 3 years each, this quilt was lightning fast.  Of course, it helps that this pattern contained only 41 pieces (as originally drafted--I complexified things into 81 pieces by adding the fussy that I thought was missing).  Many of my other quilts have contained upwards of 1,000 pieces.  So I guess speedy makes sense in this case...
Technicolor, true, but this is the back, darling...
Dropped the quilt off for long-arm lovin' back in February, but then I moved out of state.  So I can be excused for not getting it picked up for awhile.  Then there was that pesky binding...

Technicolor Star, a design inspired by Bright Sky
Ta-Da!  Don't you love it?  It is not afraid to be loud, to announce its presence in a most bold manner (oops--do you call that a pun?)  Somewhere along the line, its name got changed from Technicolor Sky to Technicolor Star.  As I am not in the habit of naming my quilts, I'm guessing the quilt itself changed the name in my mind--no matter.
Close-up of allover quilting
Due to a miscommunication with my long-arm quilter, I did not end up with the more modern, geometric, custom quilting that I was hoping for.  I fretted for just the tiniest of moments--less than a day, if you must know--but then I remembered something

Perfect is good;
done is better.

And so it is: done!  This was an experiment, a way to use long-stashed fabrics, and a distinct departure from my intricate, fussy quilts.

I hand-stitched the binding myself, since Ginger-the-binding-angel did not follow me to California to do my bidding.  Had to watch my favorite binding tutorial video, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  The key point that I keep watching every time comes at 8:30 in the video (it's 16 minutes long, so being able to skip ahead will help when I have to watch it again.  Which I undoubtedly will.)

Yardage Used: 7 yds (and all from stash!)

And since it's Friday, I get to link up with TGIFF

hosted this week by Quilt Matters.  So proud to have a finish to show off.


  1. Woo hoo! That is indeed a finish to celebrate, Alla! Wow, it's gorgeous. Congratulations!

  2. Nice work Sis. You are so talented!