Crazy Star Finished Quilt (& FQS Giveaway Winner)

About a year ago I pinned this great tutorial for a Crazy Star Block from Rashida Coleman-Hale.  May was my month as quilter for the Wish Circle and I thought this would be a fun choice.

I needed 36 total blocks and since there are 10 of us in the circle, I asked everyone to make 3 or 4 blocks using pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows for the star points and low volume prints for the background.  Despite being a little vague about how many blocks to send, I ended up with exactly 36 blocks.  Perfect.  The stars (which are made up of 4 blocks) are 20" finished and I really like how big and graphic they are.
crazy star quilt - do good stitches wish circle may quilt
I quilted it with an all over paisley pattern.  This is the second time I have used this pattern and I really enjoy it. The finished size is a little under 60" square.  

The backing and binding are both Sanae prints from Moda, but they are from different lines.  I think the backing is from Oh My! and the binding is from Oz.
crazy star backing
I had a little assistants give a trial run this afternoon.  Can you tell they are annoyed at me because they are trying to watch their TV show and I'm standing in the way?
crazy star quilt trial run :)

Speaking of Do Good Stitches, have you seen this quilt?  It was quilted by Caitlin who is also in the Wish Circle.  I loved making these blocks and I absolutely love how the quilt turned out. 
Arkansas Traveler

Thank you to everyone who entered the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway.  Random.org has kindly picked a winner for us and it is . . .
Congratulations Aoife!  I will forward your email address on to the FQS and they will send you the gift card.

26 comments

  1. I love your crazy star quilt. Such lovely fresh colors!

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  2. Your crazy star quilt looks fantastic, and I love the paisley quilting!

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  3. Gorgeous! I LOVE how the quilt turned out!

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  4. OMGoodness, the crazy star is awesome. I absolutely love the colours and low volume. Super choices!!!! Isn't it just so exciting when a vision turns out so wonderfully??!!!

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  5. the crazy star is awesome!! great colors and a great optical illusion.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. eeeeeeeeeeeeee :) thank you so much!! also, your quilt is gorgeous. Those blocks must be enormous and I really love the colours!

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  7. Love the quilt, it's amazing, and i was looking for something similar for my Simply Solids Bee block, i like it!! :o)

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  8. I just love do.Good Stitches, and your quilt is magnificent!

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  9. Just lovely! And this is my palette for my month's Faith Circle quilt!

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  10. I really love your quilt... Amazing color combination!

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  11. This turned out so pretty! And that quilting is fabulous. You're good!

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  12. This quilt is crazy gorgeous! And so cheerful! And the quilting looks really lovely -- I especially love how it shows up so well against the low volume prints. Just... wow!

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  13. Gorgeous! I think I'll be at Sew Modern this Sat. You game?

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  14. Love the quilt and the colors you chose. Also that shot of your kids is priceless!

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  15. The quilt turned out beautiful. How cool to see a little bit of my own handiwork. Seriously fun. Great job on the quilting, it's all perfect!

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  16. For a couple of different reasons, our guild is making blocks each month. This one is going on the "to do" list. You have every reason to be pleased with this quilt - it is beautiful!

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  17. Gorgeous block design and colour choices. It's very summery! Love the photo of the kids too. Son is polite but wants you outta the way and daughter is snooty like Mum HURRY UP!

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  18. It's hard to believe that quilt was made by so many others! Every block's fabrics fit sew well together. Love it!

    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  19. The colors are great.

    And yes, they totally have that "get out of the way" look. :)

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  20. a big success - wonderful mix of fabrics for the pattern.

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  21. I love your quilt. It is wonderful. It makes me smile.

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  22. That is a crazy "good looking" stars quilt! It's a burst of beautiful colors.

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  23. The quilt is fantastic. I love how the colors work together. Congratulations on another finish!

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  24. What a great color spectrum! I love this quilt!!

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