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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Cherry Star...

Today, having made a couple of dozen paper dragons at school for Chinese New Year, I dusted off the glitter, came home and got cracking on my Made In Cherry.

The star pieces are complete...


I am 99% pleased with how this has turned out; with 220 different fabrics, I reckon there are 2 or 3 squares that should have been moved a little or swapped out, but without a design wall, minimal natural light and only having space to make it in 'quarters', I am actually surprised it worked so well!

It is completely inspired by the fantastic Kati, thank you Kati; if you want to see colour graduation in a different league, please pop over and take a look at here, and here!





I have a bit of a 'different' idea for the background fabric of this 60"x60" quilt using some great fabric I bought last year.

I will hopefully get that sorted tomorrow; it might be a bit marmite, (love it or hate it, no in-between!), but I am determined it will look exactly how I was hoping, especially with its fleecy backing and minimal quilting, I need a bit of minimal quilting!

41 comments:

  1. Amazing!! fabulous!! I need one like this!

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  2. Oh my goodness! It is official... Hadley does NOT sleep...doesn't the whirr of the sewing machine keep your family awake? Perhaps you have machines for them too! Awesome output.....Respect.

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  3. Holy shit! Sorry, it slipped. I want this! It's SO amazing! Super duper fab-u-lous!

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  4. This is actually quite good !

    Only kidding it's marvellous Hadley but you knew that already! Can't wait to see what Marmite you have up your sleeve but am guessing the background will be BROWN then?? Hehe!

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  5. You`ve done Kati proud - it.is.f&#***G amazing!!!!!

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  6. 100% Fabulous! I knew you would be done in no time!!! I really, really love it. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  7. You're a genius! Can't wait for the marmite!!

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  8. i love it hadley! it is gorgeous! another beautiful quilt!

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  9. That is totally beautiful, how big??

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  10. very effective. can't wait to see the progress!

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  11. Fantastic colour values Hadley ... I am so impressed ... are you taking like performance enhancing quilter's drugs, man?

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  12. That is pretty bloody amazing, Hadley - you surely can't keep all of these fabulous quilts - if you won't give me the constellation quilt, maybe this one should be mine instead???! ;p

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  13. Blimey you're on a stitchery roll! Everything you're touching in 2012 is pure gold!

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  14. 99%??? You should be 110% pleased, it's absolutely amazing.

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  15. STUNNING!!

    Gimme the marmite :)

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  16. you know how you have shortcut keys on laptop? I need one that types "wow hads, thats beautiful!" You just get better and better!

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  17. oh wow, i laid out literally the same quilt with my rainbow charms... great minds think alike?

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  18. Or Vegemite- it is Australia Day, of course!

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  19. You are going to get arrested for speed sewing! Wow, you got this done fast!

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  20. Your star is turning out so awesome!

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  21. Your piecing is so perfect and the colour graduation looks super. (Did you manage to find the kids or feed hubby yet?) xx

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  22. Yummy yummy yummy! I ould struggle with 7 ( or 6) rainbow colours into 8 pointed star, but it looks fab!

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  23. Gorgeous! Definite wow on the colour changes

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  24. This is stunning Had! Colourwash is one of my favs, I just never have enough fabric to make it work! Jxo

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  25. this is stunning and such a huge amount of work! well done x

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  26. Wow! That's beautiful! The colour graduation is just right, i'm so jealous of your creations! Xx

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  27. Yay! I finally managed to get a comment to post! Happy dance* xx

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  28. That is a gorgeous quilt!! Are you saying that you might be using a BROWN background? Isn't marmite brown? I bet you thought I wouldn't know that! Of course I only know of one kind of marmite. Are there other kinds? Other colors? What is vegemite? Is that green? Eewww!!! Regardless it will beautiful!!

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  29. *sigh* It's simply beautiful. I can't wait to see what your background choice is.
    R xx

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  30. Only 99% pleased? It's bloody wonderful, I wish it was mine! Can't wait to see what the background is!

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  31. I do love this quilt, you are doing an excellent job. I think that scrappy needs to be examined from a couple of feet away where whatever you are worried about is not a problem.

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  32. Oooh, love, love, love! I've been wondering how to use my rainbow charms, and Kati has inspired me too, but I've not yet discovered the perfect pattern for me (especially now you've nicked this one ;o) )

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  33. I love marmite on a pretzel, and I love this (without the pretzel). Absolutely beautiful, Hadders.

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  34. Hate Marmite, might have to give up on cherry now too! Nothing I make will ever live up to this ever again!

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  35. Bejesus thats awesome! Im not looking forward to putting mine together, note to self, do not use a qal to use up fabric you dont like and then look at Hadleys effort, it will make you very dispondant!

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