Sedona Star

Customer Quilts | March 11, 2016 | By

This amazing quilt was a labor of love and a year in the making by my friend and customer, Shari. The pattern is Sedona Star, by Sarah Vedeler. I used at least a dozen thread colors, all Glide brand by Fil-Tec. Finished size is 106″ square and contains a lot of my heart and soul 😉 Enjoy the picture overload!



I use my favorite quilting rulers for ditch stitching and as resistance against the hopping foot when I outline around the applique.






All of the inside quilting is hand guided. I changed thread colors to blend with each fabric. I like a balanced mix of ruler work and free motion curves.











I did use a digitized computer design for the wide border.


The back is almost as beautiful and definitely looks galaxy-like, fitting of the title, “Sedona Star”.


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    Gail Thompson
    March 11, 2016

    Very beautiful. I enjoy looking and drooling (Grin) over all your work.

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    Lesley Swenson Morris
    March 11, 2016

    Thank you for posting this incredible quilt and work of art!

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    March 12, 2016

    Your quilt is stunning! Such rich lush colors and your quilting is spectacular.

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    Mary Jane
    March 12, 2016

    This quilt is just beautiful and your quilting has made it even more beautiful! I love looking at your work. I would love to see a picture of the whole quilt.

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      March 12, 2016

      Thanks Mary Jane! It is so large, 106″ square, I couldn’t get a full photo. It will be in our guild show soon and I hope to get that picture when it is hanging!

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    Freda Butler
    March 12, 2016

    All I can say is WOW. What a tremendous amount of work on both your parts.

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    janette viner
    March 12, 2016

    Wow the quilt is outstanding , and Kelly your quilting is just beyond belief , fabulous work , just fabulous

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    Jackie Clauson
    March 12, 2016

    No such thing as picture overload. What a beautiful quilt!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Marsha cline
    March 12, 2016

    Wow. Do you give workshops?

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    March 13, 2016

    Loved your ‘picture overload’, beautiful quilt and quilting.

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    March 13, 2016

    This is probably a dumb question but how do you remember what motif you have done on a particular area when you advance the quilt forward? I’m always afraid I’ll do the wrong motif in an area. Thanks!

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    March 19, 2016

    Photo overload is necessary for a quilt like that! Beautiful.!

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    Maria Gardner
    September 10, 2016

    Just “discovered” you through a Sarah Vedeler link. Amazing piecework AND really amazing quilting. I have the pattern, so now am encouraged to get going with it. Looking forward to following you on your blog. The full picture is on Sarah’s blog.

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      [email protected]
      September 10, 2016

      Thanks Maria! I just saw that and I’m so glad it was inspiring for you. Anything to get us going on a project!

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    Karen Williams
    September 11, 2016

    Kelly, LOVE it! I also found you thru Sarah Vedeler’s link. Beautiful quilting! The photo of the back had me confused for a bit, then realized it’s a multi-colored confetti print & the quilting almost made it look pieced to match the front! Gorgeous! I LOVE when the back gives you the impression of what’s on the front & your quilting did that. My hand-quilting group recently thought we were finished with one member’s quilt & I insisted we look at the back. Sure enough, not enough quilting to indicate what the stitched lines were about!

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