Sunday, May 26, 2013

Constellations Quilt

A couple months ago my husband saw a photo of Constellations by Lizzy House on my Instagram feed and requested a quilt made with the collection.  If you have been reading my blog for a while you might remember that I already made my husband a quilt, but he rarely uses it because he thinks that it's too small.

This time I wanted to make sure the quilt was big enough.  The finished size is about 80" square.  It is so big that we had a hard time getting a photo.
constellations quilt
Luckily my husband was willing to go with me to take a photo of it in front of his office building (I can't imagine why he would think that was embarrassing, ha ha).  I thought this would be appropriate because the street he works on is called Avenue of the Stars.  The cross street just down the block is actually called Constellation.  
constellations quilt with backing
The quilt is backed with the black constellation print and bound in black Kona solid.  It seemed like the manliest option.
constellations quilt
I have been wanting to try spiral quilting and this seemed kind of outer-space like; I used Angela's book as guide and it went much more smoothly that I expected.  Far from perfect, but good enough for me.
constellations quilt hand quilting
I also added some hand quilting in the stars.

Constellations is definitely my favorite collection from Lizzy House, it is wonderful.  And getting hard to find in its entirety.  I found it here and here.

After a few requests I have added a tutorial for this quilt.

19 comments :

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous Erica! (i mean that in the most manly way possible, lol). The quilting is perfect and i love the black binding and backing. Fantastic work!

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  2. Oh it turned out awesome! I love it, that line is fabulous and you turned it into a wonderful quilt!

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  3. what pattern did you use? I would like to make something similar for my brother.

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  4. It's great Erica! And you put it together so quickly. I'm impressed. :) We have the same problem in this family, as far as quilts being too small for the man of the house, so now I know that it's better to make them on the huge side!

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  5. Looks great! I'm sure your husband will love it. Oh wait, that's me. I love it.

    Your Husband, Tom

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  6. This turned out amazing! Did you use a pattern, or did you come up with it on your own?

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  7. Very cool Erica - it's a great quilt. I love the way you used this fabric collection.

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  8. I love this so much, Erica! I was going to say that I'm sure he loves it, too, but there he is in the comments. Glad he appreciates it. And lucky me, I married a short guy so our quilts can be small!

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  9. Neat quilt, and I must say I love that you took the photos by his workplace! Nothing embarrassing about that!

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  10. Gorgeous quilt, you're so clever! I really love your choice of fabric for this one and the shining stars :)

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  11. wow, Erica!!!! This quilt is so totally gorgeous.

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  12. O yeah, I'm loving this one, Erica!

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  13. What a great way to use those fabrics! I LOVE it! the black in the middle really pops. Great job!

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  14. What an amazing quilt! The fabric and pattern go together perfectly. Is the pattern available to buy or did you cleverly make it up? Well done.

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  15. I guess large quilts are a man thing. My son is 6'3" and he wants it to completely cover his toes (I get that part) but he starts with it over his head???? I don't get that part. Hopefully your husband will use his new quilt a lot!

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  16. no response on pattern for this quilt?

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  17. This is a great guy quilt! I am making a quilt for my 15 year old nephew for Christmas and this is giving me good ideas :)

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