Friday, May 13, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Fest -- Cheddar Stars over Moab

Cheddar Stars Over Moab, 2010
20" x 24"
This antique reproduction is one of my all time favorite quilts, I love the little 3 inch stars and the wonderful texture of the quilting.  I hand quilted the heck out of it!  Click on the photo to see a close up of the quilting.  Cheddar refers to the strong orange fabric which looks like cheddar cheese.
It was made for the 2010 American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) antique quilt study of 19th century star quilts.  The original antique quilt had to be star quilt made between 1800 and 1899. One of 10 quilts patterned and highlighted in the new Kansas City Star Book which shows the 39 antique quilts and their reproductions that were part of the quilt study.
If you click on the above link, you'll see my sister Donna's pink and cheddar star, which is also one of the patterns, quite an honor -- only 10 were patterned and 2 were ours.  Needless to say this is our favorite quilting book ever!!!!
New Stars Book available NOW
 Here's the 1890 antique quilt from my collection which was my inspiration- and my matching process.  See I'm working hard to find the perfect reproduction fabrics to exactly reproduce the original.  And if you need another cheddar fix, click here to see my first reproduction of my antique cheddar star but done in modern fabrics for the 2010 Riley Blake challenge.  I posted it for last year's spring Bloggers Quilt Fest and it includes a full shot of the antique quilt. 

Antique 1890 Cheddar Star with reproduction blocks and fabrics
 Click here to see my 2nd Bloggers Festival entry, my antique 1850 Rose of Sharon Applique - Quilted Joy quilt.
  Now back to visiting all the other wonderful quilts in Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival (click on words not button).  Thanks AMY!

41 comments:

  1. What a stunning quilt! I love the cheddar colour and the repro fabrics! Great job!

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  2. That gorgeous cheddar just sucked me in! Hope that doesn't sound too uncouth. How about it enticed me? Yeah, that's better. Love your quilt!

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  3. I like the stars in your quilt, they seem to sparkle as you move across the quilt!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! The cheddar color is so bright and really makes the stars stand out.

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  5. I agree, this quilt is stunning! I love the cheddar background and those stars are gorgeous. I have you Textile Time Travels blog on my reading list - Greats blogs, thank you - Hugs Nat

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  6. Fabulous quilt! This is a little stunner. Love the quilting!

    Congradulations on being selected for the book!

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  7. The hand-stitching looks MARVELOUS! Great work!

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  8. I'm going to love any quilt with Moab in the name -- it's one of our favorite places. Unless you're talking about the biblical Moab, then that comment's just going to sound dumb..

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  9. You are a brave quilter to not only take on such a powerful color, but also teeny tiny star blocks! Oh my!! Awesome job & kudos!

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  10. Its a gorgeous quilt. Love the cheddar coloured fabric. Great job.

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  11. Oh, how I love those stars and the colors are just wonderful. I like the title too!

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  12. What a little gem! Love that cheddar fabric!

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  13. Great job! I love the cheddar as well.

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I must admit, I noticed your quilt when I first glanced over the entries. I'm drawing inspiration from sampler quilts these days, and yours fits my bill. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  15. What a beautiful quilt! I can't believe it's so small - there's so much detail in those stars. An amazing project!

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  16. oh, so great. I love a star quilt and the cheddar colored fabric is really nice.

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  17. The variations on the theme of stars is soo appealing. I appreciate your stopping by and commenting on my entry.

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  18. This is fantastic! I love the strong cheddar color. It is the perfect backdrop for the stars. And the saw-tooth border on just two sides {at a right angle no less} is terrific! Great job...not easy with those little pieces!

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  19. The cheddar is unusual - and great! Love your border!

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  20. I have a special place in my heart for stars, and these are wonderful!! Congratulations to you and your sister! Hugs!

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  21. I love your quilt it makes me want to have some smokey cheddar cheese and crackers! I love making quilts with stars also.

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  22. Great reproduction quilt. I love the asymmetric border! Beautiful!

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  23. What a cool quilt! You certainly deserve to be featured in the book. Can't wait to see this exhibit in a couple weeks!

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  24. Nice reproduction quilt! I have been contemplating doing my own repro quilt...

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  25. Thought I'd already commented on this but glad I came back because somehow I missed it was a small quilt. It's really cool and lovecthat it's a reproduction. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  26. So lovely, I adore yellow so this one catches my eye right away!

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  27. I always love star quilts and having this one as a reproduction is a bonus. Great quilt!.

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  28. Wow - 3" stars!! They are tiny! The cheddar is awesome, I have been looking for a good cheddar fabric for a long time. Wonderful entry!

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  29. I'm sorry, did you say 3" stars?! It's a great quilt.

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  30. Love the way you showed your process. Cheddar is certainly the perfect description. Beautiful small stars.

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  31. I love the stars and the yellow is awesome!

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  32. Wow Sandra! What a beautiful quilt! I love the cheddar!

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  33. I love the cheddar!!! & the stars!

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  34. Beautiful quilt! I love the name too!

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  35. Lovely quilt I love the colours !!!

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  36. I have the book and have admired your quilt. How fun! Have made one cheddar quilt and will file yours away for the future. I also
    know Sharon Pinka who is in the book, too. How fun for all of you.

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