A guaranteed way to feel like a quilting superhero

by Nicole

Hello friends! 2018 is starting off as a very productive year for me.  Behold my first finish of the year!

It’s been more than 5 years in the making, but my improv star quilt is finally done. I’m sitting on this bench trying to contemplate why in the world it took me so long. But instead of analyzing a 5-year old w.i.p., I’d rather rejoice at the accomplishment!

This quilt was my attempt to make a dent in my scrap bin. I pieced together the tiniest pieces of blue and green fabrics into several pieced units and then used those units to make a giant star and teeny tiny stars randomly scattered in the background.

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Recommitting to WIPs

Here I am feeling like a quilting superhero for knocking an old w.i.p. off my list!

Want to feel like a quilting superhero? Dig deep in that stack of w.i.p.s, pull out one of the oldies and get to work!

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Christina in SW FL January 15, 2018 - 9:34 pm

Nicole, I LOVE your star quilt. Savor the joy of this beauty. Time schmime… it’s the joy of creating.:) And create well you did! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the joy and beauty of this quilt. I especially like that you created it over time. It had that “percolating” time to bring you extended joy.

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:33 pm

Thanks, Christina! I certainly have joy about it being done!

Deb January 15, 2018 - 9:57 pm

You knocked that out of the ballpark. Thanks for the encouragement

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:33 pm

Thanks, Deb! I’m thrilled that it’s done!

Anne January 15, 2018 - 10:56 pm

Lovely colours and style!!

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:34 pm

Thanks, Anne! Blues and greens are my second favorite color combo, after pink and orange!

Sandra Clarke January 15, 2018 - 11:24 pm


Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:34 pm

Thank you, Sandra!

Jan Altomare January 16, 2018 - 7:18 am

Your star is beautiful and has so many scrap/memories tied to it. Congratulations for getting that oldest done.

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:35 pm

Thanks, Jan! It’s amazing how the littlest piece of fabric can trigger a memory. Unfortunately, it’s not my oldest w.i.p.!

Jam January 16, 2018 - 8:14 am

Love scrap quilts and yours is no exception. And its DONE yay! I’m a day away from finishing a long time working on WIP. Your New Year posting has me inspired to finish up stuff. Thanks.

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:37 pm

Thanks, Jam! You are so close to finishing! Yay!

Sherry January 16, 2018 - 8:34 am

Congratulations! It’s a beautiful quilt and the colors are perfect.

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:37 pm

Thank you, Sherry! It certainly feels like quite an accomplishment!

Nita January 16, 2018 - 11:31 am

Thats a fabulous finish – I love the quilt, and what a beautiful setting for the pictures, too. And oh wow, you have really cool scraps. 🙂

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:40 pm

Thanks, Nita! I find the photography to be challenging. Thankfully, I have a husband who is up for the challenge of helping get the shots!

bobbi January 16, 2018 - 11:44 am

So beautiful! I am putting my scraps to work for me this year! Great inspiration!

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:42 pm

Thanks, Bobbi! I need to put more of my scraps to work for me too!

Joanna Richards January 16, 2018 - 11:47 am

Oh, it’s absolutely beautiful. I think you can tell it was a long time in the making, it’s so perfectly considered. Yay to you, what a great start to the year! X

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:43 pm

Thanks, Joanna! Yes, a finish is a great way to start the year. May the finishing streak continue throughout the year!

Nancy Fratz January 16, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Your quilt is amazing. Think of all the fun you had working with yourscraps to make such a beautiful quilt

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:44 pm

Thanks, Nancy! It did feel good to put those tiny pieces to use. I have a hard time throwing away fabric!

Meredithe January 16, 2018 - 5:49 pm

Woohoo! Well done you, Nicole! Love the colours and great way to use up scraps.

Nicole January 16, 2018 - 9:44 pm

Thanks, Meredithe! The scrap busting continues!

Rhonda January 17, 2018 - 6:03 am

What a fantastic achievement! Way to go Nicole:)

Nicole January 18, 2018 - 9:34 pm

Thanks, Rhonda! It certainly feels like a big accomplishment!

Diana January 17, 2018 - 11:39 pm

How do you have all that blue & green? You’re pink & orange girl! It’s beautiful, of course 🙂

Nicole January 18, 2018 - 9:35 pm

Diana, you know me well! I have all the colors! I will never stop being a pink & orange girl. Blue and green is my second favorite. Blue and orange is a nice combo too! 😉

Rosemary B January 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm

You are a quilting super hero indeed, Nicole. This is beautiful
I adore the colors, and you model your quilt so perfectly/

Nicole January 18, 2018 - 9:36 pm

Awww, thank you, Rosemary! I’m so glad this one is done!

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