Saturday, November 30, 2013

Iron Quilter II..."Oh My Lovely Stars"

Edit again yall!!!!!
well, now they have gone back and added it to vote on facebook too. lol..
Here is the link:
At this point I hope yall just get to see the projects. Anyway have fun.
xo jan
Mine is way down now close to the bottom!lol.....

 Edit!!!!!!!!! Hey yall. Well Missouri Star Quilt company has changed the rules for voting to Google +. The rules said it was going to be on Facebook for the top 25 by counting likes, then some other means for the finals. I don't know why they changed it and I am not sure if you have to be on Google+ in order to vote. It is a shame that they took this route because there are ALOT of awesome projects that were entered and no one knows where to go to see the projects. So here is the link:
Plus there are no names or anything with the photos - (mine is toward the top) but you can vote on as many as you would like and as often this week as you would like ( at least that is what the rules first said) But have fun. There are really some beautiful projects entered and worth the extra trouble to see them. Have a great day! xo jan

Hey yall! Well I just barely got my quilt finished in time to enter the "Iron Quilter II at Missouri Star Quilt Company! Entries had to be submitted by midnight tonight. The secret ingredient for this years Iron Quilter is "Lovely" by Debbie Beaves for RJR fabrics. Yall know how much I love pansies!
I named this quilt "Oh My Lovely Stars"! It measures 68x68" square. I used 128 "Lovely" charms, 16 white charms, 128 2 7/8" squares all for the star blocks. The inner border is 3'' and the outer border is "Purple Pansy " from the Lovely line and measures 5". It was so nice to finally have some sewing machine time.

I didn't have much time for quilting, so I did a simple stitch in the ditch and quilted around the stars.
This was a really fun quilt to make. Missouri Star Quilt Company is hosting the Iron Quilter II challenge and voting will begin December 1st on a special facebook page that they will be setting up . There are some awesome prizes up for grabs. A Babylock Rachel sewing machine valued at $800.00, $500.00 quilters cash from Missouri Star!, $500.00 fabric bundle from RJR fabrics, A $500 gift basket from Clover, A Madeira Cotona Thread chest valued at $165.00 and Hobbs Quilt batting!!!! Yall it's a pretty impressive list of prizes. I am not very active on facebook so I don't think I will get into the top 25, but Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company does possess 3 "saves" so I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Either way, this quilt was so fun to make. I love pansies and I love purple and I know a very sweet older couple that will be receiving this little quilt to brighten up their sofa! They have known my husband and his family for many years.
 Also, this is my 99th blog post! I promised a giveaway on my 100th blog post which will hopefully  be coming up in a few days so be sure to drop back by for that! We have been busy hammering up corn for the cows, feeding hay, working on some fence and trying to keep waterhoses that we use to water the cows from freezing up every night. Since we lost the 30 acres that we used to lease for pasture we have to feed and water alot more. We are slowly working on clearing some new pasture but have a long way to go before it will be ready for the cows. So in the meantime we feed and water ALOT!!!!!
 Thank yall for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my "Oh My Lovely Stars" quilt. I have quite a few charms left and may just have to make a smaller version of this quilt for myself! I will see yall in a few days! Until then, enjoy every minute of every day and welcome in December, ( where did November go?).  I'll be thinking about ya!
xo jan

16 comments :

  1. Your quilt truly is lovely. Love those colors and you can never go wrong with stars. I'm sure the receipants will appreciate this beautiful gesture.

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  2. Delightful, Jan! Such a pretty quilt - fabby colours, love the extra white border as it really makes the stars stand out. Good luck - it's a winner in my eyes and the dear couple will adore it :)

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  3. Just fabulous! The colors are outstanding. I am sure that this nice couple will be thrilled with such a special gift.

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  4. A lovely quilt. Good luck in the contest. I'm sure your friends will love it.

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  5. a very rretty quilt, did not see the stars at first in the first photo, how I love the way different patterns jump out at me. I do not do facebook, what a shame we cannot vote another way.

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  6. I too love pansies. I am in the midst of making a pansy table runner.

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  7. It is beautiful Jan... Let us know when we can vote! Karen

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  8. It is really beautiful! I have loved pansies since I can remember. Please do let us know when we can vote!

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  9. Beautiful. I love pansies too and your quilt is fabulous.

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  10. Great quilt! Purple is my favorite, so this one really caught my eye. The stars stand out so well, it's beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful quilt. Love the colors and pattern.

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  12. Love your stars quilt with the stars being negative! I am sure the recipients will treasure your sweet quilt! It should brighten up their day!

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  13. The quilt is super pretty! I love pansies too. I had three varieties of tiny pansies this summer. I'm not sure if they are all called Johnny Jump Ups or if they have different names but I know that's what the purple ones are called.

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  14. This is just adorable! I have to say these were not my favorite fabrics when i looked through them whent they announced the contest...too floral i thought, but you really brought them all together and they look fabulous.I never noticed how great the yellow and blaclk look in there. I love the patchwork look and how the stars really pop.

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  15. This is such a pretty quilt, and it is so wonderful that it is going to someone who really needs it. I'm sure they will love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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